Are you a feminist?
If you understand under the term feminist is a woman that works for the equality in Switzerland and strong power, then I am. Because there is no understandable reason why we should give women the men will not be equal.
How do you spend the International women's day?
On a long flight. I'm going to take the time to read the reports in the international press on the occasion of this day. And I like to stay informed about the latest developments and let me inspire you.
Switzerland could, like many other countries, the 8. To declare the March an official holiday.
I think it is excellent that there are these day. But this is a day to celebrate an official day of rest, we can't afford it. You may want to consider whether we are not any 8. March should organise a national conference for personnel managers, politicians, and members of the Executive Board, to discuss topics such as "women in the profession," or "reconciliation of work and family".
Where do we stand in Switzerland?
Unfortunately, we can see a disturbing trend, which manifests itself especially in the wage inequality and the gender balance in boardrooms. In the business lines of the financial industry, Switzerland is in the European comparison, with 5 percent female members and is, for example, behind Poland. According to the latest Global Gender Gap Report of the WEF, Switzerland remains also in the international Ranking in 20th place. In comparison to the previous year, Switzerland has fallen in the economic equality, even three ranks. This not only makes me Worry.
"The current share of only 15 percent of women in the important Council of States is disappointing."
to All those to whom the economic prosperity of our country is important. In order to increase the local economic growth, the Organisation for economic co-operation and development in its latest country report Switzerland again different measures: These include a better integration of women in the labour market, a better-developed and affordable system of child care and day structures, reducing the gender pay gap, equal career opportunities, and the abolition of the high tax burden for Second earners. All of these measures serve not only to gender equality and the improvement of the compatibility of profession and family, but also, ultimately, to our economic development.
What measure do you consider to be the Premier target?
Our tax system needs to be changed, because this is based on a distribution of roles of the last century, when the women came to marriage, often for the Rest of your life from the labour market. And the incentives today are created incorrectly: When the woman goes to work after the second child again, eating the Progression of these wage because of the tax sharing and the cost for childcare outside the family. The appropriate Signal to these women is devastating, "worth it for you." We can't afford to continue to forgo the many highly qualified women in the labour market.
How you want to solve this Dilemma in practice?
There is a pragmatic and realistic approach, namely, the individual taxation. The Müller-Möhl Foundation has given a scientific study on this topic. The provisional result: individual taxation would have a very positive effect on the participation of women in the labour market. I hope that through the dissemination of the results of the study, a change takes place here in the political majorities.
Hot is currently discussing how much paternity leave is to be expanded. Would you support these efforts?
A paternity leave is also used for equality. I am speaking here, however, prefer to of a parents time, both parents share the ability to participate adequately in family life. More pressing for me, however, that the women receive the same wages as the men. In some industries, this difference is still 20 percent.
Accordingly, you should also be against raising the retirement age for women to 65, as long as the wage inequality is still so serious.
maintaining or raising the retirement age for women is not a question for me, the sticking point is in the same position. First, it is important that a young woman who has children and would like to work, receive better conditions.
A quota for women in companies could accelerate this development.
Legal rules should be used in the market Carefully, this is also true for female rates. My hope is that in the enterprise, in politics and in other organizations, the need for equality just for our economic success.
The Council of States has sent the appropriate share of law revision in an extra loop. As so often, be pushed equality issues to the long Bank. Are you hoping for by the two newly elected Federal new thrust councillors?
I very much hope, especially as the new Federal councillors in this direction have been expressed. Significantly, however, is that in the fall, more women will be elected to the Federal Parliament, and as a result, the parity of the sexes, comes at the legislative level, at least a little closer. The current share of only 15 percent of women in the important Council of States is disappointing.
But especially young women participate less strongly in elections and voting than young men.
I am very sorry. As women, we need to Express our concerns in business and politics, more expression of, more visible and us Expo kidneys.
With the risk of hostile action.
Also when this happens to women a lot more often, that is no reason, away from this. Life is not a parade on a catwalk.
Created: 08.03.2019, 06:56 PM