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. The workshops (skill building, connect@advance, future workplace) are held either as webinars or on site 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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LET YOUR MONEY WORK FOR YOU
May 4, 09:00-17:00, in person, in English, for women only
Are you so busy juggling work and life that you’re never able to take stock of your finances and plan? Do you want to invest your money for a purposeful future but are unsure how or if you are doing the right thing? Join Olga Miler of Smartpurse to learn the woman's way of smart money management. More information here.
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MASTER THE RUSH HOUR OF YOUR LIFE
May 17, 09:00-17:00, online, in English, for women only
October 4, 09:00-17:00, online, in English, for women only

In this workshop, you will learn practical ways to identify your ‘triggers’ and practice mental fitness so you can empower yourself to more calmly navigate the “rush hour” of life. More information here.

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Last places! HOW TO NAVIGATE SUCCESSFULLY A MALE DOMINATED ENVIRONMENT
June 21, 2022 in Zurich – English
November 15, 2022 in Zurich – German

More information here on this powerful evergreen of Advance workshops.

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WOMEN ON BOARDS
May 31, 2022 in Zurich in English
November 3, 2022 in Zurich in English

Experience what it’s like to be on a Board with a challenging case study.
More information here

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CHALLENGING CONVERSATIONS 
October 27, 2022 in Zurich in English

Get to win-win with those difficult conversations we all need to have.
More information 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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BRIDGING THE GENDER GAP IN STEM - THE ROLE OF EDUCATION
In cooperation with SIX and Girls in Tech Switzerland
May 25, 17:00-18:30, in Zurich in English, with a networking apéro

What does it take to see more women choose and succeed in tech? Six amazing panelists from SIX, ETH, HSG, ZHAW, digitalswitzerland and Lux Tech School together with Lisa Stähli from Girls in Tech Switzerland highlight challenges and perspectives for women in tech. Join us and get inspired! Learn more here and register here.

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GET YOUR SEAT AT THE BOARD TABLE
In cooperation with The Boardroom
June 16, 17:00-19:00, in Zurich in English, with a networking apéro

Are you Board ready? Then joining this event is a must. You will hear personal stories of current board members, get valuable insights on how to become a board member yourself and grow your network of senior executives. Learn more about the great panel and the agenda here and 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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MAKING PARENTHOOD AND TALENT RETENTION THE NORM
May 5, 10:00-11:30, in English, online

If your company truly wants to retain talent it has invested in and be a magnet for more, this best practice round table gives you a holistic view of what you need to do from a combination of experts and business managers. Join Accenture, Bain & Company, Swiss Re and Thriving Talent to hear about the impactful ways in which these companies retain parents. Learn more here.

PARTNER OFFER
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NZZ XDAYS 2022: “CYBER SECURITY & METAVERSE” AT 20% DISCOUNT FOR 10 ADVANCE MEMBERS – first come, first served!
Explore latest tech trends and get ahead of the curve! NZZ XDAYS convince with an innovative concept in a trendy location in Baden on 5 and 6 July 2022. In conjunction with experts and hackers, they will shed light on opportunities and threats of the Metaverse and dive into the world of Cyber Security. We are pleased to offer you 20% discount as NZZ XDAYS partner. More information here. To benefit from the Advance discount, reach out to konstantina.nani@weadvance.ch.
ADVANCE UNTERSTÜTZT DIE INITIATIVE ZUR INDIVIDUALBESTEUERUNG
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INDIVIDUALBESTEUERUNG – JETZT UNTERSCHREIBEN!
Advance unterstützt die parteiübergreifende Volksinitiative zur Einführung der Individualbesteuerung. Warum: Wir sind überzeugt, dass die Individualbesteuerung ein zeitgemässes Modell ist, das Gleichstellung vorantreibt und Chancengleichheit fördert. – Hilf mit und unterschreibe oder starte sogar eine Unterschriftensammlung in Deinem Umfeld. Mehr dazu hier.

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