Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander
Director FIM and CCDI
Professor Gudrun Sander is a titular professor of business administration with a special focus on diversity management. 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 almost 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 involved in wage issues and sees her strength at the interface between research and practice. She is a sought-after speaker in further education and especially in company-specific workshops and trainings on topics such as Unconscious Bias, Diversity & Inclusion, Strategic Management and Leadership and also on the board of the association „Diversity-Controlling“.
She is a member of the Women’s Empowerment Principles Leadership Group (WEPs LG) of UN Women and UN Global Compact and also 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.”