Leaders Club

The Swiss Diversity Leaders Club is a national exchange platform for D&I experts and interested parties from the business world. This national network actively promotes D&I topics in Switzerland with the aim of discussing best practices and developments, sharing expert knowledge and experience, and inspiring and empowering each other. It also aims to promote mindfulness for fellow human beings and organizations.

Members of the Swiss Diversity Leaders Club should be strengthened in their role as pacesetters for social change in order to introduce the values of diversity and inclusion more concisely into public and private sector discourse.

The Swiss Diversity Leaders Club meets at least three times a year in various Swiss cities to exchange ideas and regularly provides information on D&I topics.

Webinar series "Leaders @ Lunch"
In addition to the in-person meetings, monthly Leaders Club webinars were launched in April 2023, where company representatives can present their views on a D&I area. The webinars take place on the first Thursday of each month over lunchtime, 12:15-13:00.

Next Leaders Club webinar: May 2, 2024, Marlen Marconi Register HERE for the webinar.

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Review: Leaders Club in Crissier 1.2.24

We had the pleasure of meeting at McDonald's headquarters for an exciting club talk led by Christiane Bisanzio on the topic "Talent is promoted too much and sponsored too little". Kudos to our esteemed speakers Delphine Donné, Vincent Rameau, Alana Gahler and Fernando Bonaduce for their insightful views on how talent management can be made effective in bringing diverse female talent to the top of the organization.
Special thanks to our Advisory Board Deborah Murith for the wonderful invitation and hosting of this event!

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Review: Leaders Club in Zurich 11.1.23

Our wonderful speakers Nani Nold, David Reichlin, Michelle Kolb and Katia Murmann Amirhosseini as well as moderators Yvonne Apiyo Brändle-Amolo and Sabina Brägger led the discussions on the topic "All genders - gendered professions". They took an in-depth look at the impact of stereotypes and role models, emphasizing that the perceived roles of men and women are deeply rooted in our social structure and stressing that change starts with self-confidence.A big thank you to our insightful speakers for enriching the club talks and to our event partner Siemens for moderating!

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Review: Leaders Club in Bern 6.11.23

Together with the Swiss D&I network and other interested professionals, we had the pleasure of addressing the topic of "Gender roles - the influence of stereotypes in business". The core of the event consisted of two club presentations, one from the employer's perspective and the other from the employee's perspective. A big thank you to our fantastic speakers and to Fabrique28 for their hospitality and creating a warm atmosphere! Thank you to our speakers Jonas Staub, Kristina Grbešić, Markus Theunert, Marlen Marconi, Arlette Danielle R., Sabrina Lehmann and Susanne Sugimoto!


It was a truly inspiring event, where different perspectives led to exciting discussions.

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Review: Leaders Club in Zurich 16.1.23

With the PrixInclusionZH, the Equality Office of the Canton of Zurich recognizes and rewards employers who are particularly committed to a fair and equal treatment corporate culture. Through this investment, the companies not only create added value for their diverse workforce, but have also proven to benefit from their higher innovation, lower turnover and stronger loyalty.

Over 90 employers participated in the competition for the award. At the award ceremony on January 25 at the Stadtkäserei Zurich, three companies were honored for their efforts and achievements on behalf of their employees: Hilti (Schweiz) AG, Ergosign GmbH and Decathlon Switzerland.

From start-ups to major international corporations, from non-profit organizations to public municipal administrations - since 2011, the Gender Equality Office has been honoring progressive employers who stand out for their particularly inclusive working conditions.