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Women Matter 2017 - 10 years of insights on gender diversity by McKinsey

As the latest McKinsey report shows, the economic opportunity in getting more women involved in the workforce is staggering – the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that it could create up to $12 trillion in additional GDP globally. At the micro level, we continue to find a strong positive correlation between the representation of women in leadership roles and the financial performance of businesses. Download the full report here.

WORLDWEBFORUM 2018, End of Nation, 18-19 January, Zurich

History has shown that nations are fragile systems. Radical shifts in mind-set will lead to fundamental change in society and economy – the breeding ground for creative destruction. The speed of a dynamic free-market innovation machine is the driving force behind responsible value-driven companies. Advance members get a 2-day-pass at a special price. Ask for the booking code here:

More Women on Boards of Directors: Ten Proven Ideas to Put into Practice

The Swiss Employers Confederation initiates a project in partnership with a group of expert partners, among them Advance, to increase female representation on board level. Ten practice proven actions are recommended to support companies in their endeavours to achieve more gender diversity on their boards of directors. Download here.

Time to break up gender role stereotypes in Switzerland

Well educated, talented and engaged. Full of ambition, loyal and equipped with plenty of leadership skills. Yet still far too rare in upper management. - Women in Swiss Business. The reasons are multifaceted. Deeply embedded in culture and structures. It's time we truly start breaking up gender role stereotypes. Because gender equality means business. - Read the full article here (for German readers only).

Three Advance Leaders among the Top 100 Women in Switzerland

Congratulations to Simona Scarpaleggia, CEO IKEA Switzerland, and former President of Advance, Kristine Braden, Country Officer for Switzerland, Monaco and Liechtenstein and Corporate & Investment Banking Head for Citigroup Switzerland, current President of Advance, and Rebecca Guntern, CEO of Sandoz Switzerland, Vice President of Advance. All three were named in this year's Top 100 Women in Switzerland.

Advance Gender Intelligence Report Switzerland 2017 

We are delighted to publish the first Advance Gender Intelligence Report Switzerland 2017, conducted in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander, Director Competence Centre for Diversity & Inclusion, University of St. Gallen. The goal of this report is to create transparency on gender diversity development for Advance Member Companies over time and to derive effective actionable recommendations based on the results of the analysis. This year's study is based on the anonymized data of 127'000 employees. It will be conducted every year. Please find the media release for the Swiss press here.

New study on Equal Pay by our member Accenture

Accenture Report «Getting to Equal 2017»

New study on Gender Diversity in Switzerland

CS Research Institute:  Read more

We are delighted to welcome our new members

A very warm welcome to Franke, Allianz, AlixPartners, Bühler AG, Nespresso, Zürcher Kantonalbank, Lonza and Accenture. We look forward to working with you. Together #WeAdvance faster.


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