Jury

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.

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

H. E. Anne Luwema

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

H. E. Anne Luwema

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Ambassador Luwema joined the Foreign Service after studying Chinese language and culture in Leiden, Shanghai and Taiwan. She was Consul General in Guangzhou. Her other posts were Seoul, Shanghai, Dusseldorf and Bangkok. In The Hague she worked for the (former) Royal Cabinet and was responsible for the Maghreb and Gulf region in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The focus of the Embassy in Bern is on business and trade: My team and I support Dutch companies in getting a clear idea of the Swiss market and its potential. We are happy to make a difference!

Moderator / Model / Miss Switzerland 2006

Christa Rigozzi

Moderator / Model / Miss Switzerland 2006

Moderator / Model / Miss Switzerland 2006

Christa Rigozzi

Moderator / Model / Miss Switzerland 2006

Christa Rigozzi was born on May 2, 1983 in Monte Carasso TI in the star sign Taurus.

When Christa Rigozzi was crowned Miss Switzerland on September 9, 2006, she studied Media and Communication Science at the University of Friborg and as a minor subject Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Bern. During her year in office, she convinced with her charm and she was able to win so many appearances, advertising campaigns and TV commercials that she wrote history as the most successful Miss Switzerland of all time. She has since been signed by prestigious companies and is now a brand ambassador for national and international brands.

In addition to her presence on the show stage and on television, Christa Rigozzi regularly hosts corporate events and events in four different languages ​​(German, French, Italian and English). References can be found at www.RLMworld.ch

In her versatile everyday life, Christa Rigozzi always tries to be herself as an entertainer on occasions or on television – the recipe for success of the beautiful Ticino.

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.

Screenwriter, Film Director, Columnist

Güzin Kar

Screenwriter, Film Director, Columnist

Screenwriter, Film Director, Columnist

Güzin Kar

Screenwriter, Film Director, Columnist

Güzin Kar lives in Zurich and works in Switzerland and Germany for film and television. One of her greatest successes is the screenplay for the German feature film Die Wilden Hühner. Among other things, a tempting offer was created for ZDF. For her first feature film Flying Fish must go to the sea she won the award of the Saarland Prime Minister at the film festival Max Ophüls Prize 2011.

From 2004 to 2008 she wrote a weekly column for the Weltwoche, first called Gender Studies, later called Modern Love; Based on this, in 2006 her first book Ich Dich auch was published, which ranked number one in the Swiss bestseller list for weeks. In 2008, her second book Life in Hormone was published. Since 2008 she has been writing the column Güzins Welt for TELE.

Ice skater / ambassador Laureus Foundation

Denise Biellmann

Ice skater / ambassador Laureus Foundation

Ice skater / ambassador Laureus Foundation

Denise Biellmann

Ice skater / ambassador Laureus Foundation

At her first European Championships at the age of 14, she immediately won the silver medal in the freestyle. She was the first woman in the world who could jump a triple Lutz and became famous around the world for the pirouette named after her.
Today, the Biellmann Pirouette, in addition to elements such as Axel (Axel Paulsen), Lutz (Alois Lutz) and Salchow (Ulrich Salchow) is part of the rating system of the ISU (International Skating Federation).
On March 14, 2014, Denise was the first Swiss woman to be included in the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and thus received the highest honor which an ice skater can achieve.

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

Christoph Stühn

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

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

Christoph Stühn

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

Christoph Stuehn is the director of the Memoriav association until March 2018. Since May 1st 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.

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.

Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

Nia Joynson - Romanzina

Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

Nia Joynson - Romanzina

Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

Nia Joynson-Romanzina is a D & I Futurist specializing in the emotional power of belonging. She advocates winning hearts and minds to unleash the ROI of D & I: diversity of perspectives.

Nia knows what it means to be different “I grew up in Wales, where we always had to fight for our identity, the right to speak our own language and to be who we are.”

As a former Managing Director and Global Head Diversity & Inclusion for UBS and Swiss Re, Nia International Development brings to the United Nations and the European Commission practical FTSE 500 experience.

Her involvement in the integration began early in her career. She worked to integrate excluded groups into the workforce at the European Commission and in socio-economic programs, from the rehabilitation of child soldiers in Mozambique to water supplies in Asia to childcare in Italy [NJ1] with iNGOs.

She navigated the unknown territory with the United Nations and explored the emerging power of the Internet. Inclusive values ​​are at the heart of their work to bridge the growing digital divide, such as a UN / MIT collaborative project that provides digital access to Maya Farmers in Mexico.

During her varied career, Nia discovered something that was rarely discussed:

As a matter of fact

What happens at this table makes – or breaks – any change or D & I initiative

Diversity polarized. But everyone agreed on the value of the diversity of perspectives

Inclusion was desired around the world, but few could tell you what inclusion was.

Nia is the head of the award-winning Own the Way You Work ™ for the Daily Telegraph’s Global Diversity List: Top 10 Diversity Consultant 2016. This approach positions trust at the epicenter of agile working and deep flexibility: how, when and where we perform our tasks. To date, it has been rolled out to over 40 locations worldwide, resulting in higher productivity, increased engagement, increased customer loyalty, and reduced absenteeism.

As a matter of fact

An associate professor at IMD Business School and a Huffington Post blogger, she is frequently quoted in publications and articles such as Herminia Ibarra’s “Leading Guide” (Thinkers50), Alison Maitland’s Future Work, and George Washington University’s “Diversity Dividends.”

As a matter of fact

She sits on the Harvard’s Women Leadership Board, the EDGE Global Advisory Council, the WIN International Board of Advisors, and the IMD Strategies for Leadership Advisory Board. She has a BA in Political Science from the University of Cardiff, an MSc in Development Management and a MA in Mass Communication from Leicester University. She is Certified Executive Coach (ACC, CPCC) and Certified Change Manager (PROSCI).

Originally from Wales, Nia lives with her Swiss husband and two Welsh-speaking daughters in Zurich, Switzerland. When she is not actively involved in her cause, she enjoys being at home and cooking with her family and friends, with views of Lake Zurich and the Swiss Alps. She loves to stay mentally and physically fit through yoga, walking and running.