Head of Office for the Equality of Men & Women

Helena Trachsel is the Head of the Office for the Equality of Men and Women of the Canton of Zurich since 1 June 2011.

For thirteen years, Helena Trachsel used to be responsible for Diversity Management in Switzerland and worldwide with the reinsurer Swiss Re. In this function, she dealt with the question of equality, health, sexual orientation, work-life- balance and childcare. She also served as an in-house ombudsperson and was part of the crisis management group.

She has years of experience as a specialist for equality and diversity in the private sector. Helena Trachsel has lived in the Canton of Zurich for 30 years, she is married and the mother of two children.
Before working with Swiss Re, Helena Trachsel used to be with the Swiss Public Services Union (PSU) for seven years, assisting and counselling the members in social affairs.