Ladies Event: Women to the top, how solidarity leads to gender diversity




Van 18.00 tot 22:00


Zunfthaus zur Schmiden, Marktgasse, Zürich, Zwitserland


CHF 47,50,- for DBRT-members and CHF 67,50- for non-members (tickets include: entrance, participation in the workshop, several beverages and some appetizers)

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This time, our popular half-yearly women’s event will be focused on exchanging powerful ideas, networking and offering tools to help women advance their career and reduce the gender gap.

Did you know that only a fifth of new executive board members in Switzerland are women and that the total share of women in executive boards is still only at 8%.

To support our cause, we have attracted two amazing keynotes: Nicole Pieterse – Global HR Director of SwissRe and Raymond Palmen – Board Member and expert on Inclusion and Diversity. Both will use their unique perspectives to inspire women to help and support each other within the workforce. They will explain how gender diversity leads to access to a bigger talent pool, a reputation as a more attractive employer for skilled people and to having more motivated employees.

Our sponsor, topvrouwen.nl has awarded us with 60 books about talented women in the board room which we will proudly give away during the event. And to top it all off, we will also inform you of many other tools that are available to women in the Swiss market which will help advance or (re)start your career! 

Programme Preview:

18:30 – 18:45 Reception
18:45 – 19:05 Introduction of the evening by Maike van Oyen 
19:05 – 19:35 Keynote Nicole Pieterse – Global Head of HR at SwissRe
19:35 – 20:05 Keynote Raymond Palmen – Board member and Diversity Expert / replaced by keynote Afke van Mansum – Diversity Expert and Advocate 
20:05 – 21:50 Networking and Poker workshop –  how poker can help us to negotiate, knowing your opponent, bluffing and understanding patterns. 
21:50 – 22:00 Closing and free gift (Dutch Book about women in the Board Room)