EP #39 – The State Of Female Entrepreneurship In Switzerland

We'd like to get your constructive feedback on this episode. What did you find insightful? What did you not like? What can we do better?



8:02 – Should military service be mandatory for women?
12:19 – Growing up with 3 sisters and an entrepreneurial mom
18:35 – The women quota
20:58 – How can men support women?
27:18 – How do we get more women in leadership positions?


The Episode in 60 Seconds

What drives inequality in Switzerland?

  • Historical factors such as the absence of a total war which shook up societal structures in other European countries.
  • Expensive childcare and unequal career development paths
  • Venture capital dominated by men

How can we tackle inequality?

  • Subsidized child care would be desirable, but is in the end a tax payer decision.
  • Extended parental leave for both parents
  • Education
  • Role models and communities

Quotas: yay or nay?

  • Quotas can be a powerful instrument if used wisely.
  • Quotas alone aren’t enough. Coaching and mentoring is required for those who are supposed to fill them.

Diversity matters.

  • A team which resembles the customer base which it builds products for will build better products.



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