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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Nadia Younes

Nadia Younes

As a highly driven Diversity, Inclusion and Work-Life leader, Nadia pursues innovative approaches for a more flexible, connected, fun and inclusive workplace.

Nadia brings over 20 years of experience in global multinational companies in Switzerland, the US, and the UK, within biotech, pharmaceutical, mining, academic and financial sectors.

Prior to joining Zurich in April, 2020, Nadia served as the Chief Innovation Officer for EDGE Strategy, a global leader in gender equality certification. She also served as the Board-appointed Diversity & Inclusion Advisor for The International Monetary Fund.

Nadia sits on the board of several future-of-work, leadership and D&I think tanks and has been an active volunteer in community programs working with women, immigrants, youth, elderly, people with physical and mental disabilities, interfaith and LGBTQI+ groups. 

Born in Canada to an American mother and Egyptian father, Nadia was raised as a “Canyptian” in a multicultural family spanning continents, cultures, classes and religions. She is passionately driven to increasing equality across diverse groups and ensuring healthy organizational and interpersonal relations at work.