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A wasted year for the women

Somehow, the relief is exaggerated, the cheering was too loud: Viola Amherd and Karin Keller-Sutter, on 5. In December, two women were elected to the Federal Council, gave Switzerland a burst of enthusiasm. It is celebrated frenetically, what's supposed to be normal. And hidden, that the policy stands in contrast to the economy: 2018 was a year Tick for women.

This shows an analysis of the Zurich Headhunter, Doris Aebi of Aebi+Kuehni. She has studied the boards of Directors of 130 company in Switzerland, the most employees. The result: The proportion of women in the relevant bodies has increased from 17.9 to 19.9 percent.

However, this Trend is significant. Because the share of newly-elected women is 25.4 per cent compared with 74.6 per cent of newly elected men are still grossly disproportionate. For a rapid upward movement is not enough. 42 out of 130 surveyed companies afford to continue the luxury, to have no woman in the Board of Directors. Including listed, such as the Bobst Group, or with an IPO lover, Stadler Rail, Peter Spuhler.

The women-euphoria gradually gives way to a hangover

Still dreary it looks on the operational level. Several top managers inside the last year, the box – and were replaced by men: Post-Boss Susanne Ruoff – on your chair Roberto Cirillo sits now; SBB passenger traffic boss Jeannine Pilloud – replaced by Toni haene; Alpiq-Boss Jasmin Stablin – inherited by Jens Alder. On Dagmar Kamber Borens Suisse Robert Wagner as Chief Operating Officer Switzerland at Credit. And also in the West of the Swiss Nestlé group follows the departure of Asia-Chief Wan Ling Martello, the Executive Committee is a man.

The women-euphoria of the last few years gives way to a hangover. "The economy has a quantitatively inserted, apparently, the reverse. Decision-makers must now make every effort to nominate for top positions, more women," says Headhunter Doris Aebi. The example of the Federal Council, where the CVP, sat on a pure woman's ticket power in the economy, not a school. Only every fifth search mandate Aebi is instructed, a list of candidates with primary women.

Egon Zehnder, the world's third-largest Executive search firm with headquarters in Zurich, in its most recent Diversity study to a similar conclusion: "Switzerland is about to lose the connection." While Western Europe has increased the proportion of women in the boards of Directors between 2004 and 2018 and by 21 percent, Switzerland according to the investigation by only 13.3 percent. The percentage of female CEO inside the Switzerland of 2.7 percent, which is significantly below the average of Western Europe.

Why the economy failed in the woman question? Five reasons:

Lack of plan games: , The company want to occupy Jobs in the Executive Committee or the Board of Directors on the push of a button with a woman. In the case of a client of the Headhunter, Aebi a vacancy in the Executive Committee, was recently open. A woman was desired. On the technical field in question there are, however, extremely few women. Shortly before the same company had occupied a senior management position with a man, for the many women rekrutierbar would have been. Wiser, it would have been Vice versa. "The companies make their games to be a little careful," says Aebi.

bureaux in men's hand: Just 4 percent of the VR-headquarters are in Switzerland in the woman's hand, also in the case of the Committee chair, the proportion is around 15 percent, much too low. Exactly, these Items secure but influence.

A woman is not a woman: To a reasonable proportion of women to keep it in a body such as the Board of Directors at least three women. Who has only two or, quickly back to square one. Example Julius Baer: private Bank, has, following the resignation of Ann Almeida, the only woman in the ten-person management Committee. For a Bank the Size of Julius Baer, a No-go. President Daniel Sauter is under pressure to act.

men with fear of loss: "The men saw themselves in the last few years, apparently. Now you can make your claims in the case of the chief jobs of clear claims, is the use of their networks," said Doris Aebi.

Too little control: to increase The proportion of women, is detail work. Decision-makers must be controlled, sanctioned, and with incentives to be motivated, so that in the case of new appointments of women to the train. Many presidents and CEOs to exhausting.

a Small sign of hope is there: Stadler Rail says he is going to choose at the annual General meeting of 2019 "at least" a woman in the Board of Directors. Peter Spuhlers male Bastion in the Canton of Thurgau would be cracked.

(Sunday newspaper)

Created: 29.12.2018, 18:09 PM

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