Gudrun Sander

Gudrun Sander

Gudrun Sander

Prof. Dr.
Adjunct Professor of Business Administration and Diversity Management
ES-HSG
Büro 16-004
Holzstrasse 15
9010 St. Gallen
Main Focuses
  • Gender and Diversity Management (as a leadership task)
  • Diversity Benchmarking and Wage Analyses
  • Unconscious Bias Trainings
  • Diversity & Inclusion Surveys
  • Strategic Management and Leadership in Non-Profit-Organizations
Fields of research
  • Gender and Diversity Management
  • Diversity Benchmarking
  • Inclusive Leadership
Further fields of research
  • Diversity and Gender Management as a leadership task
  • Strategic Management and Leadership in Non-Profit-Organizations
  • Power and Equality
  • Impacts of Unconscious Biases
Education
  • 1997 PhD (Dr. oec. HSG), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland  
  • 2001 Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting, St. Galler Management and Business School SBS 
  • 2005-2007 Continuing education in university-level teaching at HDZ-HSG 
  • 2012-2013 Advanced Management Program (AMP-HSG), Executive School of Management, Technology and Law (ES-HSG), St. Gallen 
Professional Career

Since 2014 Adjunct Professor of Business Administration with special emphasis on Diversity Management at the University of St.Gallen

Since 2012 Director Competence Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) at the Research Institute for International Management at the University of St. Gallen (FIM-HSG): Academia-industry partnership projects to track and improve diversity management throughout organisations; St.Gallen Diversity Benchmarking: benchmarking of diversity-related indicators; surveys on inclusive corporate culture; etc. (www.ccdi-unisg.ch)

Since 2007 Director for Diversity and Management Programs at the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law of the University of St Gallen (ES-HSG): academic director ‘Women Back to Business’, an executive education program for female re-entrants with academic qualifications (www.es.unisg.ch/wbb

Since 2001 Director of the Swiss national project “Diversity-Controlling”, until 2010 financed by the Federal Office for Gender Equality (FOGE), Bern, Switzerland, since 2010 functioning as a non-profit-organization (www.diversity-controlling.org

2010-2013 Head of Knowledge Transfer of the National Research Program NRP 60 “Gender Equality” of the Swiss National Science Foundation (www.nfp60.ch

1996-1999 Executive board of TATEN STATT WORTE Switzerland 

Teaching Activities
  • Senior lecturer in Business Administration and Gender and Diversity management at the University of St.Gallen (since 2001, all levels including Executive Education )
  • Lectures, Workshops, Executive Education, Project Management and In-House-Training in the areas of  Gender and Diversity Management, Diversity-Competence as a Leadership Task, Unconscious Biases, Diversity Benchmarking
  • Senior lecturer in Strategic Management, Organization, Leadership and Accounting as well as Diversity Management at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (2001-2015) 
Affiliations
  • Member of HSG Alumni
  • Member of SMG Schweizerische Management Gesellschaft
  • Member of EWMD European Women's Management Development Network
  • Member of Women's Empowerment Principles Leadership Group (WEPs LG) of UN Women and UN Global Compact
  • Member of Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Working Group on Gender Equality
  • Expert for the Federal Office for Gender Equality in Switzerland 
  • Member of FemWiss Schweiz
  • Member of LLL League of Leading Ladies 
  • Member of Female Board Pool 
  • Board member and member of the financial committee of OBVITA (www.obvita.ch
Awards

Since 2014 Adjunct Professor of Business Administration with special emphasis on Diversity Management

1998 - Prize of Recognition from the Swiss Society of Organization and Management (SGO)

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