Henri Gétaz
Secretary-General, European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
Henri Gétaz

Gender equality is a cornerstone of a fair society. It can only be realised if everyone is involved in promoting it, regardless of gender. As Gender Champions, we must be role models and take concrete steps to advance gender equality.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Awareness raising commitment: The EFTA Secretariat commits to organising at least two events every year, to raise awareness of gender related topics. Examples include events regarding unconscious bias in the workplace, and the importance of involving all in the discussion on fair and equal treatment in the workplace.
Gender Equality Policy - Implementation commitment: The EFTA Secretariat commits to enforcing a Gender Equality Policy, which actively supports gender equality with regard to recruitment, terms of employment, access to training and professional developments, and work-life balance. The objectives are monitored by presenting statistics on gender balance in these areas, reported to the management group and a designated Gender Equality Group. The results and analytics can result in concrete actions if gender inequality or gender bias occurs in the organisation.