Women leaders in academia and business (4.4)

Panel Report

Although the number of women leaders in academia and beyond has been steadily increasing over the last decades, women continue to be under-represented in leadership positions.  The panel provides an excellent opportunity to learn about:

  • Leadership experiences from women top leaders
  • What institutions can do to increase the number of women in senior leadership roles
  • How the meaning/understanding of leadership has to change that leading expert organizations become more attractive for women
  • Best practices across the different sectors: what works

Panel Chairs
Dr. Christiane Löwe, President IDEAS – Inclusion, Diversity and Equality Association of Swiss universities, Head Gender Equality and Diversity, University of Zurich
Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander, Director Competence Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, University of St. Gallen

(1) Towards achieving gender equality in the Swiss Higher Education management: H.I.T. Program
Dr. Mihaela Falub, H.I.T. Program Manager, University of Zurich,
(2) The Advance Formula to move the needle in Swiss Business towards gender parity
Alkistis Petropaki, General Manager, Advance
(3) Special requirements in leading expert organizations
Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander, University of St. Gallen

Women leaders in academia and business: challenges and chances
Moderated panel discussion
Panelists: Prof. Dr. Diana Ingenhoff, University of Fribourg, Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander, University of St. Gallen, Alkistis Petropaki, Advance and Larissa Bieler, SWI swissinfo.ch
Moderator: Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden

H.I.T. Program, https://www.gleichstellung.uzh.ch/de/politik/kooperationsprojekte/hit_project.html
Advance & HSG Gender Intelligence Report, https://advance-hsg-report.ch/en/

Panel duration: 120 minutes
Language: English
Thematic Field: Women in leadership positions