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Governance

EDGE CERTIFIED FOUNDATION BOARD

Aniela Unguresan, Co-Founder

Nicole Schwab, President and Co-Founder

Priya Natarajan, Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University, USA

Sonja Schenkel, PhD. – Development Specialist and Director of Paititi-Lab

ACADEMIC & SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL

Iris Bohnet, Professor of Public Policy and Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School, USA

Alice Eagly, Professor of Psychology, James Padilla Chair of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University, USA

Herminia Ibarra, Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning and Professor of Organizational Behaviour, INSEAD, France

Johannes Jütting, Head, Poverty Reduction and Social Development Unit, OECD Development Centre, France

Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School, USA

Sabine Sczesny, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland

Saadia Zahidi, Head, Employment and Gender Initiatives, and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Switzerland

GLOBAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Lily Klebanoff Blake, President, Klebanoff International, USA

Yann Borgstedt, Founder, Womanity Foundation, Switzerland

Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway

Auret van Heerden, Chief Executive Officer, Academy for Sustainable Business, Fair Labor Association, Switzerland

Megan Beyer, Panellist, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), USA

Nia Joynson-Romanzina, Founder and Director, iCubed, Switzerland

Laura Liswood, Secretary-General, Council of Women World Leaders, USA

Carolina Müller-Möhl, Founder and President, Müller-Möhl Foundation, Switzerland

Carola Wahl, Member of the Supervisory Board, EnBW, Germany

So Why EDGE?

The EDGE certification system provides a milestone in our work on creating corporate gender equality and efficiency. Gender equality is the right and the smart thing to do. Often, gender gaps, for example, in hiring or promotion, are the result of unintentional biases that lead employers to base their decisions on stereotypes rather than individual performance, thus hurting productivity and creating inequity. EDGE enables companies to identify and weed out such mistakes.
Professor Iris Bohnet, academic dean of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and director of its Women and Public Policy Program, member of the Academic and Scientific Advisory Council of EDGE Certified Foundation