Empa is a member of Advance.

Advance aims at increasing the share of women in leading positions in Switzerland. A program, involving different types of workshops, helps the member companies of Advance to reach their gender diversity objectives. In the year 2021, all the workshops (skill building, connect@advance, future workplace) are held as webinars and most of them are available to all Empa personnel from all fields of work.

'Skill building' workshops:

Target audience: For women in middle management (group leaders, department heads, members of the board).

Topics: Work-life balance, improving leading skills, improving self-confidence, deal with conflicts etc.

List of workshops and dates:
https://weadvance.ch/programs/skill-building

Registration:
Send an email to to ask for a place in a workshop. Three seats per year are available.

Upcoming workshops:

SKILL BUILDING

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LEADING YOUR TEAM EFFECTIVELY
September 23, 2021, in Zurich in English

In this workshop you will learn how to build and manage a high performing team. More details here.

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PILOT ½ CREDIT LET YOUR MONEY WORK FOR YOU
September 30, 2021, in Zurich in English

Investing and managing your money does not have to be time-consuming nor boring. And, it’s vital for women! More details here.

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PILOT ½ CREDIT THE UNWRITTEN RULES OF GETTING PROMOTED
October 5, 2021, in Zurich in English

Master the elements in the often male-dominated environment to unlock your potential to get promoted.  More details here.

'Connect@Advance' workshops:

Target audience: For everyone (men and women) employed at Empa.

Topics: Keep up your power, make home working work, maintain personal wellness in times of lockdown etc.

List of workshops and dates:
https://weadvance.ch/programs/connect-at-advance/

Registration:
Register yourself by clicking on the corresponding links below.
You must be logged into the Empa Intranet to use the links below.

Upcoming workshops:

CONNECT@ADVANCE

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JOIN US FOR THE PREMIÈRE OF THE ADVANCE & HSG GENDER INTELLIGENCE REPORT (GIR) 2021

September 14, 10:00-12:00, in English at HSG & online
Is the 'Face of Leadership' changing in Switzerland? What is the impact of the pandemic on gender diversity developments? - Curious? Answers to these and other burning questions here. Don't miss! More information and link to registration here.

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SOLVING THE CHALLENGE OF DUAL CAREER COUPLE
October 28, 16:00-17:00, online in English
Come and join us for a conversation with Jannie Aasted Skov-Hansen & Paul Vanderbroeck, the authors of ‘The International Career Couple Handbook’, which offers a toolbox for partners to map their future as a Dual Career Couple. Plus, it’s filled with practical advice to attract, deploy and retain diverse talent for employers. Learn more here and register here.

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OVERCOME OBSTACLES ON YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS!
CHANGE THE FACE OF LEADERSHIP –  in cooperation with Schneider Electric

October 07, 17:00-18:30, online in German
Join us for this inspiring event with a lineup of great speakers. Benefit from the opportunity to hear personal stories and leadership insights on what women need and want to pursue a leadership career. As this is a physical event there is a limited number of seats per company, according to your membership. More details here. Register here.

'Future workplace' workshops:

Target audience: For HR personnel.

Topics: Exchange best practices and learn from other companies.

List of workshops and dates:
https://weadvance.ch/programs/future-workplace/

Registration:
Send an email to specifying which workshop you would like to attend.

Upcoming workshops:

FUTURE WORKPLACE

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LAST SEATS - UNLEASH THE POWER OF MENTORING
October 06, 10:00-12:00, in English online

Join Accenture and skyguide to learn about their different approaches to mentoring programs - with the same aim of accelerating both people and an inclusive culture. For more details please go here.

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BENEFIT FROM OUR AMBASSADORS ONLY GIFT
HOW TO UNDERSTAND AND HANDLE MICRO-INEQUITES
November 18, 13:30-17:30, in Zurich in English, followed by an Apéro!

For more details please go here. First come first served! And yes, we plan a physical meeting with an Apéro again. This rocks! Sponsored by CSL Behring.
If you have questions, please address them to:

Dr. Edith Perret

Dr. Edith Perret
Advance Ambassador

Téléphone: +41 58 765 7512