Portrait Gudrun Sander

Prof. Dr.

Director for Diversity and Management Programmes
Diversity Management

Gender and diversity management, executive education for women.


  • Master in business administration Johannes Kepler University, Linz/Austria (1988)

  • PhD University of St. Gallen (1997)

  • Diploma in financial and management accounting, St. Galler Management & Business School SBS (2001)

  • Continuing education in university-level teaching (2007)

  • Advanced Management Program AMP-HSG (2013)

Professional Experience

  • Director for Diversity and Management Programs at the ES-HSG and program director for "Women Back to Business" (diploma programme)

  • Adjunct Professor for Business Administration with special emphasis on Diversity Management at the University of St. Gallen

  • Director Competence Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI-FIM) at the Research Institute for International Management of the University of St. Gallen (FIM-HSG)

  • Senior lecturer in strategic management, organization, leadership and accounting as well as diversity management at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences

  • Director of the Swiss National Project "Controlling of equal opportunity processes/diversity controlling"

  • Lectures, workshops, project management and inhouse-training in the areas of strategic management and leadership in non-profit-organizations, diversity competences as a leadership task

  • Publications on diversity management and strategic management

  • Board member and member of the financial committee of OBVITA

Expert function

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