Good news: Gender diversity is gaining momentum at Swiss companies. The percentage of women is increasing on both the supervisory and the executive boards of the country’s 100 largest employers. The gender diversity pipeline is widening, and the public sector is still leading the way. Appointments to the executive boards from inside the company are at an all-time high. The percentage of foreigners appears to be levelling off.
The trend with respect to gender diversity on the executive boards of Switzerland’s largest companies is disappointing: After the encouraging figure reported last year, the share of women on these boards has fallen again. The share of foreigners is also declining. In terms of gender diversity, the public sector has made significantly more progress than private business.