Swiss Diversity Award

April 25th, 2020, Bern CH

SWISS DIVERSITY AWARD

For mere editorial reasons and those of a more fluent readability, we have largely refrained from using gender-neutral language. Hence, all forms of life are included hereafter.

 

The Swiss Diversity Award Night is the name of an association founded in 2018 under the auspices of Pink Cross. Its goal: to promote diversity and inclusion in all its forms, everywhere in Switzerland. At the heart of our activities are the respect and the promotion of an essential pillar of human rights:
recognizing and accepting these two values. Therefore, once a year, an event is organized to honour individuals and organizations who have strongly committed themselves in these areas. The first Swiss Diversity Award Night took place on September 29, 2018 at the Kursaal in Berne and brought together a number of personalities from the political, economic and entertainment world as well as the laureates.

 

 

What is the Swiss Diversity Award?

  • The awarding of Recognition Distinctions and, thereby, the promotion of diversity and inclusion in Switzerland through this event, on the one hand, and all related PR work on the other.
  • Networking of people, businesses, organizations, institutions active in the fields of diversity and inclusion.
  • An exclusive event aimed at reflecting the diversity of Switzerland through its laureates and guests.

 

Venue:

Kursaal
Kornhausstrasse 3,
3000 Bern
Schwitzerland

Opening

Saturday, April 25th, 2020 – 6:00 pm

Why a Swiss Diversity Award?

Why a Swiss Diversity Award?

In Switzerland, many people, organizations and companies are committed to promote and support diversity and inclusion. The aim of the Swiss Diversity Award
Night is to make these known to the public, also in order to act as a multiplier and
promoter of these values. Our motivation: accept and defend equal opportunities for people of different race, gender, skin colour, nationality, age, disability or religion.
Die Swiss Diversity Award Night nimmt keine Stellung zu tagespolitischen Themen. Hingegen soll eine übergeordnete und langfristige Förderung von gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen in diese Richtung stehen.

Award categories

Award categories

    • – The Lifetime Award (the main prize, to reward exceptional services provided in the areas of diversity and inclusion)
    • – The LGBT+ Award (to reward individuals or organizations of, or related to, the LGBT+ community)
    • – The Equality Award (to reward activities in the field of equality between women and men)
    • – The Public Award (to reward employees and consumers who have chosen their ompany or organisation – or others – who, in their eyes, have been particularly active in the areas of diversity and inclusion)
    • – The Disability Award (to reward activities of integration and promotion of diversity through, and with people with disabilities)
    • – The Entertainment Award (to reward inspiring people from television, film, music or social media committed to diversity and inclusion)
    • – The Art & Education Award (to reward people or organizations from literature, art and education)
      • – The Politics Award (to reward individuals or organizations who have engaged in political activities promoting diversity and inclusion)
      • – The Sports Award (to reward individuals or organizations who have engaged in sports activities promoting diversity and inclusion)

    Jury 2020

    The jury is an independent body of the Association. It is made up of representatives
    from the fields of economics, politics, entertainment, NGOs, art and culture. All the
    members of the jury will receive the files of the candidates before the event; the Office
    will make an initial selection of the candidates.

    Executive Board Kunsthaus Zurich / Vice President of the Cultural Heritage Foundation SRF / Member of the Board of Aids-Hilfe Schweiz

    Christoph Stühn

    Executive Board Kunsthaus Zurich / Vice President of the Cultural Heritage Foundation SRF / Member of the Board of Aids-Hilfe Schweiz

    Executive Board Kunsthaus Zurich / Vice President of the Cultural Heritage Foundation SRF / Member of the Board of Aids-Hilfe Schweiz

    Christoph Stühn

    Executive Board Kunsthaus Zurich / Vice President of the Cultural Heritage Foundation SRF / Member of the Board of Aids-Hilfe Schweiz

    Christoph Stuehn was the director of the Memoriav association until March 2018. Since 1 May 2018 member of the management board of the Kunsthaus Zürich. He is also Vice President of the Foundation for Cultural Heritage SRF, Foundation Board member of the Fonsart Foundation in the Romandie and member of the board of Aids-Hilfe Schweiz. Previously, he worked for five years as a manager and member of the executive board of the Swiss National Museum and as deputy director at the Schauspielhaus Zurich. The German-Swiss dual citizen and amateur musician studied economics at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

    Transgender Network Switzerland

    Henry Hohmann

    Transgender Network Switzerland

    Transgender Network Switzerland

    Henry Hohmann

    Transgender Network Switzerland

    Henry Hohmann is an art historian and works at a museum near Bern. The German-Swiss dual citizen is co-founder of Transgender Network Switzerland (TGNS) and officiated from 2012-2018 as its (co-) president. He is committed to the visibility, acceptance and improvement of the legal and social situation of trans people and is committed to the self-determination of trans people in Switzerland.

    National Councilor Green Liberals Canton Bern

    Kathrin Bertschy

    National Councilor Green Liberals Canton Bern

    National Councilor Green Liberals Canton Bern

    Kathrin Bertschy

    National Councilor Green Liberals Canton Bern

    Kathrin Bertschy was born on July 2, 1979 in Thun. She studied Economics, Political and Social Sciences at the University of Bern. Her professional career took her from the Education Directorate of the Canton of Bern to the economic research and consulting firm Ecoplan, where she worked as a project manager and study author in the field of labor market, social and educational economics and regional economic development. She has been a member of the Berne National Council since 2011, co-president of the women’s umbrella organization alliance F since 2014 and vice-president of the Green Liberals Switzerland since 2016.

    Kursaal

    Kornhausstrasse 3, 3000 Bern

    Saturday, April 25th, 2020

    6:00 pm

    450 available seats

    Only a few left.

    Dress code: Elegant

    Gala Night

    Saturday, April 25th. 2020

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    Red Carpet

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    Award Ceremony & Gala Dinner

    The Kursaal Arena is certainly one of the most historic congress and event locations in Switzerland. The awards are presented here, great performances will await you and from a culinary point of view, the gala will be exquisite.

    - Lifetime Award
    - International Award
    - LGBT*-Award
    - Equality Award
    - Disability Award
    - Entertainment Award
    - Art & Education Award
    - Politics Award
    - Sport Award

    - Performances: tbd

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    Aftershow Party

    As soon as the award ceremony is over, the aftershow party is already rising. Renowned artists, VIPS, award winners and politicians mingle with all the guests to swing along the dance floor and let the evening fade away.

    Sponsors 2020

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