Jury

The jury is an independent body of the association. It consists of representatives from business, politics, entertainment, NPOs, art and culture.

Management of the Kunsthaus Zürich / Vice president of the foundation Kulturerbe SRF / Management board member of Aids-Hilfe Schweiz

Christoph Stühn

Management of the Kunsthaus Zürich / Vice president of the foundation Kulturerbe SRF / Management board member of Aids-Hilfe Schweiz

Management of the Kunsthaus Zürich / Vice president of the foundation Kulturerbe SRF / Management board member of Aids-Hilfe Schweiz

Christoph Stühn

Management of the Kunsthaus Zürich / Vice president of the foundation Kulturerbe SRF / Management board member of Aids-Hilfe Schweiz

Christoph Stuehn has been the director of the Memoriav association until March 2018. Since first of may 2018, he is a member of the management of the Kunsthaus Zürich. He is also involved as Vice President of the Foundation for Cultural Heritage SRF, as member of the Board of Trustees of the Fonsart Foundation in French-speaking Switzerland, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Aids-Hilfe Schweiz. Prior to that, he was Operations Manager and a member of the management body of the Swiss National Museum and worked as Vice Director at the Schauspielhaus Zurich. The German-Swiss double citizen and amateur musician studied at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and the Erasmus University of Rotterdam Economics.

«For me, diversity and inclusion means that everyone, regardless of their gender, origin or other factors, is respected by society in their individuality and can participate fully in (social) life in everyday life.»

Transgender Network Switzerland

Henry Hohmann

Transgender Network Switzerland

Transgender Network Switzerland

Henry Hohmann

Transgender Network Switzerland

Henry Hohmann is an art historian and lives in Bern. The German-Swiss dual citizen is a co-founder of the Transgender Network Switzerland (TGNS), the Swiss organization of and for trans people, and officiated as its (co-) president from 2012-2018.He is committed to visibility, acceptance and improvement of the legal, medical and social situation of trans people in Switzerland. In 2019, Henry Hohmann was awarded by the Tolerantia Award for Equality, Solidarity, social diversity and tolerance.

«I want to live in a world that respects and values diversity. I am fully committed to ensuring that everyone has a fair and self-determined participation in society.»

National Councillor of the Green Liberals in the Canton of Bern

Kathrin Bertschy

National Councillor of the Green Liberals in the Canton of Bern

National Councillor of the Green Liberals in the Canton of Bern

Kathrin Bertschy

National Councillor of the Green Liberals in the Canton of Bern

Kathrin Bertschy (40) is an economist by nature and engages herself in politics in many ways for an open pluralistic society, for new forms of political participation and for civil society engagement.

She is Bern National Councillor of the Green Liberals and Co-president of alliance F – the 120-year-old bipartisan umbrella organization of women’s organizations in Switzerland, which carries the voice of women into Swiss politics. She has joined with women from all parties, in 2018 the women’s election empowerment campaign «Helvetia ruft!» and achieved a women’s record result in the national elections in 2019.
In Parliament, she initiate, coordinate and promote policies relevant to gender equality, such as «Ehe für alle». She was awarded with the international Tolerantia Award for Switzerland for her commitment in 2018. She is currently working in a tech-project called “stophatespeech”. They work with a combination of civil society and technical approaches against hostilities on the Internet and thus contribute to a better discourse.

“Equal, diverse society and mixed teams in politics, society and business lead to better decisions, higher innovative strength and also develop more economic potential. Equal rights, diversity and inclusion are therefore not a “nice to have”, but a constitutional obligation and a success factor in one.”

CCO Allianz Suisse

Hans-Peter Nehmer

CCO Allianz Suisse

CCO Allianz Suisse

Hans-Peter Nehmer

CCO Allianz Suisse

Hans-Peter Nehmer is CCO of Allianz Suisse since May 2010 and is responsible for the internal and external corporate communications of Allianz Insurance in Switzerland. He is the contact person for all relevant communication issues as well as for the corporate social responsibility projects of the company. He previously held the same position at UPC/Cablecom, Switzerland’s largest cable network operator. Previously, he was for eight years Head of Corporate Communications and media spokesman for the internationally active Hotelplan Group. Hans-Peter Nehmer worked as Head of Crisis Communication during the tsunami, SARS and Avian Flu. Before joining the PR industry, he worked in the media for over 10 years as an editor and presenter at the private broadcaster Radio Z and at the Swiss television SRF. He completed a part-time SAWI PR training and is since 2015 jury president of the Swiss Annual Report Rating.

“We at Allianz are convinced that we will be more successful if we actively promote diversity and if all employees feel comfortable with us.”

Director Competence Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander

Director Competence Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Director Competence Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander

Director Competence Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Gudrun Sander is Adjunct Professor of Business Administration with special emphasis on diversity management at the University of St. Gallen. She is director of the Competence Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (www.ccdi-unisg.ch) and director at the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law (ES-HSG), where she is responsible for the Executive Education Program “Women Back to Business”. Her research focuses on diversity issues relating to strategic management, including leadership and change management in companies. Gudrun Sander is also a member of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Working Group on Gender Equality and a member of the Women’s Empowerment Principles Leadership Group of UN Women and UN Global Compact

Vice President Diversity & inclusion JTI

Christiane Bisanzio

Vice President Diversity & inclusion JTI

Vice President Diversity & inclusion JTI

Christiane Bisanzio

Vice President Diversity & inclusion JTI

Christiane Bisanzio brings more than twenty years of experience in international HR activities. Before joining JTI, Christiane Bisanzio was Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Head HR EMEA for the AXA Group. Previously, she was Global Head of HR at General Electric and SCOR. For her work in Diversity & Inclusion, Christiane was nominated three times in a row by the Economist for the Global Diversity List of the Top 50 Leaders. Christiane is a qualified German lawyer and speaks fluent English, German and Italian.

“To me Diversity means being invited to the party and Inclusion is, how you are made feel when you arrive. I have decided to dedicate my career to the single purpose of making the workplace inclusive and fair. I believe in equal access to opportunities and providing and amazing employee experience.”

Moderator and TV maker

Alexander Wenger

Moderator and TV maker

Moderator and TV maker

Alexander Wenger

Moderator and TV maker

Alexander Wenger (33) is a moderator and TV-maker. After graduating from high school, he entered the television world via an internship and studied journalism. In addition to a permanent job in television, he wrote for the gay magazine “Display” as a freelance journalist and worked as a consultant for the platform “Du-bist-Du”, where young queers can ask for advices. Today he works for television stations and production companies as a moderator and producer. Since four years he is the moderator of the Zurich Pride Festival. Since February he moderates the Zurich Pride Podcast and interviews queer guests from all over Switzerland.

“I love my comfort zone, but I also know that sometimes I’m in a filter bubble as well. So I keep trying to talk to new people in new places. I like it when people have different views, different hobbies and different lifes. The first human reflex with strangers is often rejection. I want to overcome this, because I think that only when we get to know all the facets of life can we see the whole”.

Kursaal

Kornhausstrasse 3, 3000 Bern

5th of september 2020

5:30 pm

Dresscode

Gala, divers & elegant