Women provide a welcome counterweight on the boards of an increasing number of Swiss SMEs, bringing a pragmatic, sensitive and flexible point of view. When this is combined with high levels of expertise and corporate management experience, the contribution to managerial board performance can be very positive indeed. For this reason, women between 45 and 55 are particularly highly valued. For the companies concerned, this makes good sense; a range of studies have shown that mixed boards of directors are more constructive, more decisive and more successful.
Today, women contribute their personality, skills and experience to the boards of about 70% of Swiss SMEs. They are increasingly in demand in both business and industry because they help to find sustainable strategies and solutions. Women with this kind of dedication, managerial experience and expertise are to be found in ever greater numbers within the management of dynamic, sustainable SMEs.