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Advance Conference June 19, 2017 - Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue, Rüschlikon. The Future of Leadership

In a fast changing and increasingly complex world, there's only one thing we know for sure: what brought us here won't get us there. Strong leadership is more essential than ever. But what will "strong leadership" mean in the future? Together with Swiss and international opinion leaders from business, politics and the academic world, we will be looking into future leadership models. Don't miss it. Register now here

Win the 3rd Prix BalanceZH

Shortage of skilled labor is a reality. Progressive employers who offer modern working models are not only better at attracting top-talent, but they also make a significant contribution towards equality of men and women. That's why the Office for Equality of Men and Women and the Division for Business and Economic Development of the Canton of Zurich team up to award the prestigious Prix BalanceZH. We invite all employers within the Canton of Zurich to take part. Participation is free of charge and confidential. Sign up here. Deadline: 1st June 2017.

A First in Switzerland: 40 Swiss-Based Leaders Jointly Commit to Gender Equality Goals

Based on a call for action by Advance, 40 Swiss-based leaders presented their goals for gender equality on the International Women’s Day of March 8th 2017. This was celebrated in cooperation with the University of Zurich with a top-class panel. More than 150 guests from business, academia and politics attended and actively discussed. Find all the statements here.

Special Event: Unlock the Power of Digital Girls

On April 28, 2017 Google Switzerland and Plan International are celebrating International Girls in ICT Day to encourage and empower girls and young women to aim high in ICT. This event will showcase strong positive examples of women leaders in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. During the panel discussion moderated by Plan International, these role models will share their experiences, challenges they had to overcome, provide advice and engage in a dialogue with the audience. If you are interested in this event, send an email to

New report on how to close the gender pay gap by Accenture: «Getting to Equal 2017»

New Report CS Research Institut on Gender Diversity in Switzerland.


We are delighted to welcome our new members

A very warm welcome to Nespresso, ZKB, Lonza and Accenture. We look forward to working with you. Together #WeAdvance faster.



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