Patricia Widmer studied business administration at the University of Zurich with an emphasis on banking and finance and worked for several years in private banking for a large Swiss bank. During her subsequent time abroad in the US and Germany, she held leadership positions with several charity organizations.
Patricia has been with the University of St.Gallen since 2014, where she established the English-speaking certificate programme «Women Back to Business» (WBB) as well as the «Women’s Leadership Programme» and is now Programme Director for Diversity and Management Programmes. In addition, she is facilitating and moderating workshops as well as presentations about Diversity & Inclusion and unconscious bias for the Competence Centre for Diversity & Inclusion. She has completed her doctorate on the topic of gender disparity, diversity management, unconscious bias and stereotypes.