Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander
Director FIM and Co-Director CCDI
Gudrun Sander is a Professor of Business Administration with a special emphasis on Diversity Management and a Senior Lecturer. She completed her PhD (Dr. oec. HSG) at the University of St. Gallen in 1997. For her dissertation she received the recognition award of the Swiss Society for Organisation and Management (SGO) in 1998. Gudrun Sander is Director of the Competence Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) and Director of the Research Institute for International Management (FIM) at the University of St. Gallen. For three decades, she has been committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in research, practice, teaching and further education. Among other things, she initiated the St. Gallen Diversity Benchmarking and the Gender Intelligence Report, launched the management training „Women Back to Business“, is an expert in salary analysis and sees her strength at the interface between research and practice. She is a sought-after speaker in executive education and especially for company-specific workshops and trainings on topics such as Unconscious Bias, Diversity & Inclusion, Strategic Management and Leadership.
She is a member of the Women’s Empowerment Principles Leadership Group (WEPs LG) of UN Women and UN Global Compact as well as of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Working Group for Gender Equality.
”The only thing that is certain is the certainty of change. Nothing ever remains the same. Diversity is a given – inclusion is a choice you make.”