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Turning Points in Your Career - Deutsche Bank & Advance Event, 24 October 2017

Your life is a journey with lots of stops along the way, crossroads, back roads, mountains to climb, valleys and peaks of success. Learn from experienced leaders about their personal journeys, their turning points and how they dealt with challenges and change. For sure: You will find inspiration for your own career. The event is moderated by Dr. Anina Hille, lecturer & leader of Women's Business, University of Lucerne (HSLU). 24 October 2017, Deutsche Bank, Zurich, 17.00 - 19.30h. This is an Advance event only. Interested external parties please get in touch with

The Journey Towards an Inclusive Work Environment - Ikea & Advance Event, 8 November 2017

Ikea is known not only for its vast success, but also for its progressive views on D&I. This event looks into the extensive metrics Ikea uses and how to move forward with concrete improvement goals. The topic of women supporting other women - or standing in the way for them to grow - will also be a central point of discussion. This is an Advance only event. Interested external parties please get in touch with

Credit Suisse Real Returns Initiative

Credit Suisse has established an initiative called Real Returns which is designed to re-engage talented senior professionals and help facilitate their transition back into the workforce. Real Returns is a paid employment initiative that runs for 4 months and enables participants to work on projects that match their specialist expertise, interests, and abilities. Participants will attend a series of training/orientation modules to acclimate them back into the work environment, attend workshops and networking events and they will be paired with a mentor. Credit Suisse is currently recruiting for the next roll in March 2018. Should you be interested please apply now. Application phase for the program is: September 14 to October 31, 2017. 

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.

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


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