Women of Switzerland

2021

An ongoing push for equality

Whilst Switzerland has made great strides in the field of gender equality in the 50 years since women gained the right to vote, there is still a long way to go. Women are still under-represented in business, science, politics and public affairs, earn on average 19.6% less than their male counterparts in equivalent roles, and continue to perform the vast majority of unpaid work in Swiss society.

As the push for full gender equality continues, ‘Women of Switzerland: a country in 50 portraits’ highlights the contributions of just some of the women who have helped to positively shape Swiss society in various fields.

2021