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«Gender Equality Means Business. Participate With a CEO Commitment in Our Campaign 2019!»


International Women's Day 2019, March 8 - Our Celebration Program is out!

"Women & Men Together - Unleash the Full Potential!" - With this year’s focus on a strong “together” of all genders in every sphere of life, we want to send a signal to leaders to join male & female forces and become truly gender inclusive. Because together, we can achieve so much more. Together, we can turn diversity into a competitive advantage. Join us to celebrate gender equality at our Signature Event on March 8, 2019. More here. This is the third time that we publish “CEO Commitments” on IWD (see 2018 here). Let’s find out together who has united with their commitment this year. Have you already made a pledge? If not, you can still join a strong group of leaders and participate. More here.

"Gender Equality Means Business" - Our Campaign 2019 Has Been Kicked-Off!

For the third time already, we are mobilizing for CEO commitments to concrete measures driving equal opportunities & gender equality in the workplace and beyond. We look forward to your participation! We are convinced that there are many great measures already in place and planned for 2019. This campaign offers you a platform to make them visible and inspire others. More information here and under International Women's Day. If you are interested in participating, please contact


Brand new! Our 2019 Skill Building Program is Online

Exciting new workshops will be on offer from 2019 not only for women, but also for men. The program for male managers is designed to make them aware of the benefits of being an inclusive leader, give them skills and inspire them to engage for gender equality. For the first time, we are also offering a mixed workshop designed for working mothers and fathers who want to manage “boss and baby”. Curious? Take a look at our program.

November 19, 2018 - "Long Live the Inclusive Leader!"

With this motto, we celebrated International Men's Day 2019. Together with a diverse audience, women and men, young talents and senior leaders. Maestro Christian Gansch was an absolute highlight with his keynote "From Solo to Symphonie - What Businesses Can Learn From Orchestras". A huge thank you to Christian and to everybody who contributed and made this event possible, especially our distinguished panelists Roderick Munsters, Thomas D. Meyer, Allyson Zimmermann, Simon Wirth and Sandra Ondraschek-Norris (moderation). A huge thank you also to FIFA for being a wonderful host. Together #WeAdvance faster!

Gender Equality Means Business

Take a look at this uplifting short video with key messages from leaders to leaders from our International Women’s Day Campaign 2018. You might want to share it within your company. We are already looking ahead to 2019. If you would like to join our campaign and event with a commitment, get in touch with 


We Are Delighted to Welcome our New Members

A very warm welcome to Straumann Group, Greentech Capital Advisors, Boston Consulting Group, Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law, SAP, DSM. We are proud to have you on board of Advance and look very much forward to working with you. Advance has grown to over 80 member companies. - Together we can have an even bigger impact. Together #WeAdvance faster!



Advance & HSG Gender Intelligence Report 2018

This annual report appears for the second time. It is a strategic instrument analyzing structural data along the employee life cycle on the development of gender diversity in Swiss business. The goal is to derive insights and effective recommendations to turn diversity into a competitive advantage. We wish you an inspiring read!

Schilling Report 2018

Latest developments in Swiss executive and advisory boards. More here.

Women in the Economy II - Citi Global Perspectives and Solutions Report 2017

Read how implementing a women’s economic empowerment agenda can shape the global economy. Full report 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.

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.

10 Years of Insights on Gender Diversity by our Member McKinsey

«Women Matter 2017», download the full report here. 

New Study by our Member Accenture

 Accenture Report «Getting to Equal 2017»

A Deep Dive on Gender Diversity in Switzerland 2016

CS Research Institute: Read more 



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