2017 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY THEME | WOMEN AT WORK
Women in ETFs had an amazing Bell Ringing Ceremony at the Swiss Stock Exchange for the third time with over 45 participants.
The welcome opening was presented by Danielle Mair, Senior ETFs & ETPs Sales Manager at SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd. Karin Russel, Head ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta Sales Switzerland for Amundi and also new WE country liaison Switzerland, introduced herself in her new role and shared with the audience the current status of female power in the corporate world as well as how female leaders can make the difference.
Prof. Dr. Sander from HSG University of St. Gallen, in charge of the diversity & inclusion competence center, presented on "gender diversity and how to displace gender sterotypes".
We learned :
- what are unconscious biases as well as how to avoid them;
- that a person's job very much depends on the opportunities received;
- that one very important career choice is also the choice of … your husband (!), as well as exposure to senior management and true P&L responsibility
We finally discussed how the future work life could look like.
Prof. Dr. Sunder shared with us how she struggled with childcare in Switzerland and ‘simply’ ended up creating a nursery at the university. She truly inspired the audience to thrive: Create your own rules!