International Women’s Day 2021

March 8, 2021 is International Women’s Day, and we strongly believe that a gender diverse world is a better world. Explore what we’re doing to actively support women and to make a change for the better. #choosetochallenge

Discover the ways that we #choosetochallenge

The funding gap: Investors and female entrepreneurs

Female entrepreneurs, globally, receive less funding than their male counterparts. This results in a lack of equal opportunities to innovate and build successful companies. We look here at the reasons behind this and illustrate how to narrow the funding gap.

Read our research and reports

Women’s Wealth 2030: Parity, power and purpose

In our latest report we explore the rising trends that will drive transformation in the coming decade.

Own your worth 2020: Women, wealth and the path to financial independence

Our Own your worth 2020 report found that half of married women still let their spouses take the lead on long-term financial decisions. But there are signs that women are ready to own their worth.

COVID-19 spurs women to reconsider finances and careers

Women are more engaged in finances, but actions lag behind intentions. Also, COVID-19 is negatively impacting women’s careers and earnings.

The 2020 UK Gender Pay Gap is now live

In our fourth Gender Pay Gap Report, we're proud to recognise the initiatives underway within UBS UK that demonstrate our commitment to gender equity. With our pay gap at 30% we still have work to do and there’s a role for each of us to play.

UBS Investor Sentiment 4Q20

Our global quarterly research of female business owners shows some striking statistics, they are ‘Seeing the light’, with resilience, economic and social responsibility.

How can women best protect and grow their wealth?

Explore the factors that affect women's wealth compared to men's, and how events in their lives and attitudes toward investing can shape their finances.

Meet our experts

UBS Perspective series: International Women’s Day

Hear from senior industry women on the outlook for the Asset Management industry and what investment opportunities we could see in 2021.

Virtual Equality Lounge with The Female Quotient

On March 8, we join The Female Quotient for a day-long virtual equality lounge to celebrate #ChooseToChallenge. Join us for an exclusive UBS session featuring Paul Donovan, Mara Harvey from UBS Global Wealth Management and our special guests Vicki Saunders and Suzanne Biegel.

Own your worth with Supermodel Paulina Porizkova

Porizkova talks candidly about being a highly-paid supermodel and the financial surprises from her divorce and widowhood. Plus, how she is taking control of her financial future, and why she urges you to do the same. UBS’s Paula Polito moderates.

Women in Economics podcast

We are going audio in March 2021! Listen to our experts on why diversity in research directly impacts our society and more. Episodes are launching periodically. Join us on Apple, Spotify and Google podcasts as we continue to grow our community.

No time to slow the fight for an equally female future

The pandemic has been hard on gender equality. This International Women’s Day, it’s critical we address trends reversing progress and get back on track improving the lives of millions worldwide.

Financing female founders

Female entrepreneurs receive a tiny fraction of investment capital – just 2.2% of U.S. venture capital in 2018. Vicki Saunders set up SheEO to address this by providing interest-free loans to women working towards sustainability goals.

How can all succeed if many are held back

UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 "Gender equality“ empowers all women and girls. The Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative is committed to promoting equality and inclusion and advocates equal pay for equal work. The foundation holds three pillars: Lift, Learn, and Lead.

Investing Sustainably with Georgie Benardete and Patricia Quek

Join our digital webinar on 17 March featuring technology investor and entrepreneur, Georgie Benardete in a moderated discussion by Patricia Quek, Business Sector Head Singapore & Malaysia, UBS AG. In her keynote speech, Georgie will discuss investing sustainably, whilst not sacrificing risk or return.

Explore our initiatives

UBS ETFs Gender Equality 

The power of women. Harvesting the gender dividend.

#TOGETHERBAND supports gender equality

Together, we can achieve more than as individuals. That's why UBS and BOTTLETOP are joining forces to raise awareness and support for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN's blueprint for a sustainable future.

Supporting women of color business owners impacted by COVID-19

UBS Wealth Management USA announced a strategic partnership with Luminary. The “UBS x Luminary Fellowship Program” is an initiative aimed at supporting businesses owned by women of color who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gender Smart Investing Summit

As founding partners of the recent GenderSmart Investing Summit, please see some of our key takeaways and the views of Paul Donovan, our global chief economist, at this global gathering of senior thought leaders in the world of gender finance.

Project Entrepreneur

Female founders have the drive, inspiration, and vision – what they don’t have is equal access to capital and networks. Our firm’s flagship, philanthropic initiative Project Entrepreneur is on a mission to change that.

Women's Wealth Academy Switzerland

Women who participate actively in financial decisions early on, increase their chances of financial security and worry less about their future. With the UBS Women’s Wealth Academy we provide financial content for every situation of life.

A better world for women

The road to achieving gender equality still lies ahead of us. Here are four ways to make a change, together.

Learn about our commitments as an employer

UBS Career Comeback

Launched in 2016, our award-winning UBS Career Comeback program continues to increase our pipeline of female senior leaders. Our unique, permanent hire program helps professionals relaunch their careers after a break from the corporate world.

Certifiably fair pay practices

We want to continue to be known as a world-class employer; in this respect, equal opportunity and fair pay practices are key. We're proud to be the first bank certified by the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation for equal pay practices on an international level.

Gender within the wider diversity context

At UBS, we're shaping a diverse, inclusive workplace that's more innovative, provides better client service and is a great place to work. We're on track with our goal to increase the representation of women at Director level and above to 30% by 2025.

We compensate fairly

We take pay equity seriously. We have completed the equal pay analysis and are compliant with the requirements by the Swiss Federal Gender Equality Act. We have already demonstrated our commitment to fair pay with the EQUAL SALARY Certification in Switzerland.