Project Partner As part of the project, we work with numerous Swiss companies to examine the status quo as well as strategies and measures for involving male executives. Feller AG + Schneider Electric (Schweiz) AG Feller AG is the leading Swiss technology partner in the electrical installation industry. Anyone living in Switzerland knows our switches and sockets. Timeless in design and of the highest quality, they accompany people throughout their lives. We have been developing and producing top-quality products in Horgen for over 100 years and are a renowned employer in the Lake Zurich region. Our core business is complemented by innovative electronic products and system solutions in building automation as well as home networks and electrical distribution. Around 420 employees work to achieve this every day. Feller is part of Schneider Electric, one of the world's leading specialists for digital transformation in the fields of energy management and automation. Schneider Electric offers intelligent solutions for different segments including private households, building services, data center, infrastructure and industrial segments. With more than 140,000 employees and subsidiaries in over 100 countries, Schneider Electric is one of the world's market leaders in energy management, medium and low voltage as well as secure power supply and automation technology. We offer integrated efficiency solutions that seamlessly combine energy, automation and software. In Switzerland, the Schneider Electric Group owns Schneider Electric (Schweiz) AG and Feller AG, as well as the technology brands APC and Gutor Electronic and employs more than 1,000 people. "One of our values at Schneider Electric is "Embrace different - diversity defines us". We stand 100% for integration. We do not tolerate discrimination. We believe in equal opportunities for all and everywhere. We regard gender- and age-mixed teams as an important success factor for our company. That's why we actively promote the development of women and our global Flex@Work Policy offers very good conditions for reconciling professional and private life. We are part of this study because increasing the proportion of women is an ongoing challenge for us as a technology company, and we want to make the most of all meaningful opportunities in this respect. We hope that the study, which seeks also active involvement from our own executives, will provide us with new starting points and ideas on how we can move forward together." Dr. Rasmus Oertel, HR Director, Schneider Electric Switzerland Diana Kugelmann, Senior HR Business Partner Feller AG Helvetia Insurance In 160 years, the Helvetia Group has grown from a number of Swiss and foreign insurance companies into a successful international insurance group. With some 6,600 employees, the company provides services to more than 5 million customers. "Helvetia respects and promotes diversity and the uniqueness of its employees. Helvetia believes that different views lead to positive friction and innovative ideas. We are convinced that with gender-mixed leadership we can strengthen Helvetia to be an agile, customer-centered and innovative company and achieve its goals. That's why we want to increase the number of women in management positions. From the study, we hope to get concrete starting points for how we can mobilize executives and thus promote diversity." Hans-Caspar Schegg, Head HR Business Partner International & Manuela Bärtsch Forster, Diversity& Inclusion Responsible Genossenschaft Migros Ostschweiz The Migros Ostschweiz cooperative is one of the largest of a total of ten regional cooperatives in the Migros Group. It has its headquarters in Gossau SG. Its economic territory comprises the cantons of SG, AI, AR, TG, GR, SH and ZH as well as the Principality of Liechtenstein. The company operates very successfully in the supermarket, specialist retailer and catering sectors as well as in the education and leisure sectors. The Migros Ostschweiz cooperative employs around 10,000 people and more than 90 nationalities. "With a proportion of women of around 63% of the total workforce, Migros is "female". At the same time, the proportion of women in management positions is significantly lower and even decreases as the hierarchy rises. This is in spite of the fact that the Migros Group's overall state employment contract stipulates equal opportunities and measures to improve the compatibility of work and family life. Migros Ostschweiz aims to significantly increase the proportion of women in management positions at all management levels. Consequently, the "Leaders for Equality" project of the University of St.Gallen is very convenient for us. We hope to obtain concrete measures to achieve this goal. The project's underlying approach of consciously and purposefully using male managers as supporters is very promising." René Frei, Leiter Direktion Personelles Fabienne Wullschleger, Leiterin Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement / Mitarbeitendenberatung Schweizerische Bundesbahnen SBB SBB is the backbone of the Swiss public transport system, and daily rail operations are our basis. SBB has been transporting people and goods for over 100 years. We thus make an important contribution to the quality of life and the competitiveness of Switzerland. We want to continue this success story in times when the entire economy and society, as well as the mobility industry, are undergoing profound change. That is why we will continue to assume our responsibility for public transport and Switzerland in the future. Every day, we transport more than 1.25 million passengers and 205,000 tons of goods to their destinations. But we are more than just railways: 32,300 passionate employees make us the backbone of Swiss public transport and work with us on our vision for the mobility of the future. Welcome to SBB. "Genuine and practiced equal opportunities require the inclusion of all sexes. In a joint discourse, all sexes are called upon to seek solutions. At SBB, we have also focused on the promotion of women in recent years in order to increase the consistently low proportion of women. The change has remained modest. For us, the project is successful if it can show potential levers, opportunities and prospects for equal opportunities for all sexes and how it can contribute to the company's success."