Robert Walters shows support for gender equality in business

Zurich, 27th Feb 2019. Leading recruitment firm Robert Walters has reinforced its commitment to diversity in the workplace, by becoming a partner of the nationwide Advance programme.  

The Gender Equality in Business initiative, run independently by Advance, supports the idea that a gender equal workplace is a win-win for all: men, women, business and society. It’s a proven fact that gender-mixed teams perform better, are more innovative and  likely to generate more profit. 

  • 12 trillion USD could be added to the global GDP by 2025 by closing the gender gap (McKinsey & Company 2017)
  • 59 of the 100 biggest Swiss companies do not have a woman in top management (Schillingreport 2018)
  • Switzerland is at the bottom end of the Glass Ceiling Index, ranking 26 out of 29 (European Institute for Gender Equality 2018

Advance is the leading business association for gender equality in Switzerland, a network of close to 100 Swiss-based companies committed to increasing the share of women in management. Advance offers companies a concrete program supporting them to reach their D&I objectives and turn diversity into a competitive advantage. 

Christian Atkinson, Director Switzerland says: “Gender Diversity and equal pay have been  important for the Robert Walters Group for many years and we promote  this with Whitepapers on diversity and career advice. With this membership we underline our commitment to increasing the share of women in management.”

Maren Schneider, Marketing Manager Switzerland & Germany adds: „This initiative is a great opportunity to further develop our internal gender diversity approach and support our clients and candidates with important insights.”

Further information:

Robert Walters is one of the world’s leading specialist professional recruitment consultancies and focuses on placing high calibre professionals into permanent, interim and temporary positions at mid and senior levels of seniority. Since 2009 our Swiss team recruits across accounting & finance, banking & financial services, professional services & consulting, sales & marketing, luxury, legal and IT. Robert Walters was founded in 1985 and now operates across 30 countries.

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Maren Schneider – Marketing Manager Switzerland & Germany
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