The equal-salary foundation

 

EQUAL-SALARY is a non-profit organization established in 2010 as a Foundation, as defined by Swiss law. It was founded by Véronique Goy Veenhuys, a social entrepreneur and equal pay advocate who created the concept of the certification back in 2005 and has overseen its development from day one.

Because wage inequality is such a sensitive issue, the Foundation’s mission from the start was to develop a practical and scientific tool that allows companies to verify and communicate that they pay their female and male employees equally for the same role. The certification process was developed in collaboration with the University of Geneva, an institution specialized in labour market issues, and with world-leading auditing bodies. The responsibility of assigning the certification for fair wage policies goes to the Foundation.

Meet the co-CEOS of the Foundation

Prior to her appointment as CEO, Noémie Storbeck was the former COO of the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation since 2018, after a corporate communication career in large renowned international groups.

“It is fantastic to know that the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation has a tangible and global impact on the gender pay gap and that we are joining forces to improve the condition of women all around the world.” – Noémie Storbeck

On top of a long-lasting experience in HR management and Public Relations, Lisa Rubli has been a member of the management of a Swiss NGO since 2011, where she accompanied the growth of the organization and handled among others fundraising and communication.

“I’m honored and thrilled to serve the women’s cause. I will put all my energy and my beliefs in helping women to close the wage gap and break the glass ceiling.” – Lisa Rubli

Véronique Goy Veenhuys

Meet the board

"EQUAL-SALARY is a basic human right. As a woman, it is my privilege and duty to fight for this, every day."

Erika Darmstaedter
President ad-interim - Global Chief Client Officer, FCB
President ad-interim - Global Chief Client Officer, FCB
Founder and Member of the Board

"EQUAL-SALARY, a practical and positive answer to a complex issue. The obvious step to take."

Véronique Goy Veenhuys
Founder and Member of the Board

"Is it logical to give less money to your daughter than to your son? My commitment to the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation is a simple matter of justice."

Jérôme Frachebourg
Member of the board - Public contracts specialist at Loyco SA, former general manager of ECA - Etablissement Cantonal d’Assurances, canton Vaud, EQUAL-SALARY certified.
Member of the board - Public contracts specialist at Loyco SA, former general manager of ECA - Etablissement Cantonal d’Assurances, canton Vaud, EQUAL-SALARY certified.
Member of the board - Former CEO of Philip Morris SA (Switzerland), First Vice President Diversity & Inclusion at Philip Morris International S.A.

"For me, closing the gender gap is a matter of fairness. We have to overcome the systemic inequalities which lead to unequal pay for the same work. It benefits not only women but also their families, the economy and society as a whole. Same work = same remuneration; I try to contribute to this principle in any aspect of my life."

Raquel Blanc
Member of the board - Former CEO of Philip Morris SA (Switzerland), First Vice President Diversity & Inclusion at Philip Morris International S.A.

"Reducing discrimination in companies is not only a matter of equity, it also improves the productivity of their human capital."

José Ramirez
Member of the board - Labour economist, ordinary professor at the Geneva School of Management, HES-SO
Member of the board - Labour economist, ordinary professor at the Geneva School of Management, HES-SO
Member of the board - Council of States Member, Representative of the Canton of Geneva

"EQUAL-SALARY is about making a fundamental principle an everyday life reality. I am committed to equality in practice."

Lisa Mazzone
Member of the board - Council of States Member, Representative of the Canton of Geneva

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Don’t miss the latest EQUAL-SALARY press releases.
HES-SO RECTORATE OBTAINS THE EQUAL-SALARY RECERTIFICATION

Vevey, 20 September 2022 – The EQUAL-SALARY Foundation is pleased to announce that HES-SO Rectorate has obtained the EQUAL-SALARY certification, a symbol of excellence in terms of equal pay. After…

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ŻABKA POLSKA SP. Z O.O. OBTAINS THE EQUAL-SALARY CERTIFICATION

Vevey, 19 September 2022 – The EQUAL-SALARY Foundation is pleased to announce that Żabka Polska Sp. Z o.o. has obtained the EQUAL-SALARY certification, a symbol of excellence in terms of…

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The Motherhood Pay Penalty

There is more to the gender pay gap than gender alone. Family arrangements play a huge part. Did you know that the ‘motherhood penalty’ makes up 80 per cent of…

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