Thanks to our Diversity Management program, established in 2013, we have reinforced our commitment to creating and fostering a supportive environment in which all individuals can realise their maximum potential. We strive to employ outstanding people and allow them to do an outstanding job, regardless of their differences.
In early 2018, we broadened the scope of this program, thus paving the way for various initiatives aiming at boosting women’s careers and eliminating some of the obstacles that they may face in their working lives. Be it at management level, in the hiring process, through training and development programs or mentoring and networking initiatives, the actions we take have an impact at all levels in the company.
Through the « Skywomen » initiative for instance, women working at skyguide are encouraged to expand their network and to join a mentoring program to support them in furthering their personal and professional development. Not only that, but we provide internal training courses with the aim of developing leadership and management skills, improving performance or building a network efficiently.
By joining Advance – Women in Swiss Business in 2017, skyguide also combined its efforts with a larger scale association and network willing to increase the share of women in leading positions in Switzerland. Being an active member of this association, we are pleased to announce our participation in the Advance IWD 2018 campaign carved around the theme « Gender Equality Means Business ».
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2018, our CEO along with other CEOs of Swiss-based companies gave a written commitment to gender equality and brought the topic on the agenda:
« I believe that gender equality means business. Therefore I commit to do everything in my power to increase the share of women in upper management at skyguide to 13%, making our company more diverse and thus, I believe, much more successful in the future. » – Alex Bristol, CEO skyguide.