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«Empowering women in Swiss Business»



Role model event Business benefits of diverse leadership teams on 19. September 2016 organized jointly between Zurich Investment Management, WIN and Advance Women in Swiss Business. There has been much research done into the positive impact diverse leadership teams have on business performance. Nevertheless, not everyone seems to understand fully what exactly those business benefits are and how we can practically increase the benefits from diverse teams.  

Ladies Drive Bargespräch Miss-Integration on 19. September 2016 at PKZ Showroom in Zug.

Role model event Pathways to breaking the glass ceiling on 22. September 2016 organized jointly between HSBC Private Bank and Advance Women in Swiss Business in Geneva. The famous glass ceiling: unfortunately it still exists in many companies. Four senior female leaders will talk about their career and give advice on do's and don'ts for the way to the top. In a panel discussion they will then exchange opinions on what individual women and men as well as companies need to do to break the glass ceiling in Switzerland.


Unconscious Bias Live Webcast @ PwC with Harvard Professor on September 22, 2016. During PwC's Global Diversity Week, Harvard University professor Dr. Mahzarin Banaji, the preeminent global expert on how unconscious assumptions affect decision making, will give her compelling talk,  Blindspot: The Hidden Biases of Good People  via an interactive live webcast. Drawing on scientific and social research, she will explain how implicit associations operate and how they can be changed and how we can make better business and people decisions.

CIPS-CH Women in Procurement event on 5. October 2016 at Swiss Reinsurance Company. Procurement is playing an increasingly important role in public and private organizations and the topic of gender balance is climbing the agenda for enterprises wanting optimal talent mixes.


On October 13, 2016 Ernst & Young together with INSEAD Executive MBA will offer in Zürich a Panel Discussion & Networking Session on Glass ceiling for female business leaders - the hurdles in ourselves with Professor Xiaowei Rose Luo, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise. One of the most powerful findings across social sciences is that perception may be different from reality, but nonetheless shapes individuals' ways of thinking, decision-making, and the macro organizational and social structures.


Be part of the the fifth edition of the WORLDWEBFORUM on January 24-25 2017 and get inspired from the top international speakers. Meet Ed Catmull, Co-Founder & President of Pixar Animation Studios, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web, Marian Goodell, Founding Member & CEO of Burning Man Festival and 15 more Speakers. The Who is Who of the Swiss business-world come together for sharing knowledge and experiences at the leading swiss business conference for digital transformation & leadership.


On November 8, 2016 the first Women’s Business Supper will take place at the Hotel Hyatt in Zürich. After ten successful years with the Women’s Business Conference, the Women’s Business Supper will offer a new and unique approach for diverse gender to network, learn from each other, interact and find common paths for the future.


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