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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.


NZZ Conference Netversity 50/50, 31 August 2017: "Dancing out of line"

This edition or NZZ's highlevel networking event addressing gender equality takes place in Bern and will host 50 women and 50 men. We are proud to be a partner of this Conference, designed to inspire new ideas through dialogue. Registration upon invitation only. Event language: German. Please contact us if you are interested and find more information here.

Taking the Lead: Advance Flagship Conference on "The Future of Leadership"

Our annual flagship event was a great success hosting a good two hundred participants at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue in Rüschlikon - with many more men in the audience than expected. Just great! Among the inspiring speakers were Christa Markwalder, Member of the National Council, Bernhard Heusler, President & CEO of FC Basel (2012-2017), Dr. Stephan Sigrist, Founder & Director of the Think Tank W.I.R.E., and former Navy SEAL and best-selling author Chris Fussel. Please find impressions and key take-aways in our download area here.

Role Model Event at Hilti, 24 August 2017

Well-known for its high-performance culture and innovation, diversity and inclusion have been an integrated part of the Hilti DNA for a long time. Get inspired by how Hilti anchors D&I within the employee base by "OWN-IT" and leverages it for business performance and innovation in the Hilti Way. A no-miss. Register here.

St. Galler Diversity and Inclusion Conference HSG with Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander, 12 September 2017

What are the benefits of diversity? Where are the big challenges? Who shall be included? What is the business case of D&I that makes sense from a socio-economic perspective? A practice day that targets business leaders, HR responsibles, D&I experts as well as gender equality advocates and everybody who is interested to get the latest insights into this topic. Register here.

Leading with Purpose - Simmons Leadership Conference Geneva, 26-27 October 2017

Long recognized as one of the global authorities on women's leadership, the Simmons Leadership Conference is coming to Geneva in October 2017. This year's program celebrates Leading with Purpose, focusing on the many ways that women are redefining the meaning of power and success. Advance Members profit from a 10% discount. Register here.

Change of Leadership: Kristine Braden elected as new President of Advance

The General Assembly confirmed on 8 May 2017 that Kristine Braden succeeds Simona Scarpaleggia after a four year term as the new President of Advance. Kristine Braden, an American citizen, is Citi Country Officer for Citibank Switzerland, Monaco and Liechtenstein. She is based in Zurich. Read the full press release here. Further, Advance has a newly constituted board. Please, find the overview of our new board here.

Randstad Employer Brand Research 2017

We congratulate our members Google Switzerland for being awarded «Most attractive employer of Switzerland», and SBB for being among the top 10!

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



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