Make real, meaningful and visible change wherever you are 
on your DE&I journey

EDGE Empower® has been built to help organizations and investors deliver on their DE&I agenda, with the ultimate goal of changing work and transforming society.

Our Story

EDGE Strategy is a Swiss tech company, created in 2013 to support the pioneering mission of the EDGE Certified Foundation. The foundation’s goal is to tackle persistent gender disparities in the workplace by developing and maintaining the EDGE Certification®, the first global standard for assessing and promoting workplace gender equality.

Recognizing the need for continuous improvement tools, EDGE Strategy developed EDGE Empower®, a digital platform combining comprehensive assessment, benchmarking, and action planning tools to help organizations manage and enhance their DE&I strategies.

“Our mission is to help organizations certify for gender and intersectional equity in the workplace, wherever they are on their DE&I journey.”

“Our vision is a more inclusive, equitable and prosperous society powered by gender and intersectional equity. It means a society where opportunities are open to all – built on a deeper understanding of DE&I. For organizations, it means they access higher performance by enhancing diversity of thought and intersectional difference at the highest levels of the organization.”

Aniela Unguresan
Founder of EDGE Strategy and Founder of the EDGE Certified Foundation

Board of directors

Aniela Unguresan
CEO, Chair of the Board of Directors
Aniela Unguresan
CEO, Chair of the Board of Directors

Aniela Unguresan is the Founder of the EDGE Certified Foundation, custodians of the world’s leading DE&I Certification standard, and CEO of EDGE Strategy, provider of EDGE Empower, DE&I data-led tech solution for businesses.

An economist by trade and with decades of data-driven experience, Aniela believes in the vital role gender intersectional equity plays in fostering sustainably successful organizations, inclusive economic participation and opportunities, and fair societies. Aniela holds an MBA from the University of Geneva and a BA in International Trade from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies.

Simona Scarpaleggia
Board member
Simona Scarpaleggia
Board member

Executive with a consolidated international experience in FMCG and retail, covering roles as global CEO, country CEO in Switzerland, Head of global projects, and Member of Boards of corporations and non-profit organizations. Co-Chair of the UN high level panel for Women Economic Empowerment reporting to the UN Secretary General in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (Jan 2016 – Sept 2017). Co-founder of «Valore D» (IT) and «Advance Women» (CH) Author of “The Other Half” (July 2019, LID Publishing and NZZ Libro).

Anat Bar-Gera
Board Member
Anat Bar-Gera
Board member

Serial Entrepreneur, Tech investor and a Board Director. Member of the World Economic Forum’s European Digital Leaders network, and a member of the Steering Committee of digitalswitzerland. Co-founder of several telecom & internet international companies, with 4 successful exits. These included Wimax Telecom (acquired by Nextwave), SurfEU (acquired by Tiscali), RSL Communications (acquired by RSL) and Airpage (acquired by Telenor). Investor in multiple unicorns (Revolut, Fireblocks,, BigID) with numerous exits (CyberX Acquired by Microsoft, IntSights Acquired by Rapid7, and Ermetic Acquired by Tenable).

Jean-Guillaume Benoit
Board Member
Jean-Guillaume Benoit
Board member

Jean-Guillaume Benoît serves as a Partner & Board Director at DECALIA Capital SA. He started his career at Société Générale in Paris as an M&A Analyst, and he became Vice President Mergers & Acquisitions at Crédit Agricole Indosuez in Milan, before devoting himself in 2004 to private equity at Crédit Agricole (Switzerland) in Geneva. In 2009, he co-founded SEC Partners with Cédric Anthonioz. Jean-Guillaume Benoît is a graduate of the Lyon School of Management and the ICS in Paris.

Meet our Team

Martin Irwin
Head of Growth
Camila Käslin Cespedes
Head of Customer Experience
Uma Shankar
Head of Product
Jolanta Kavale
Senior Manager Customer Experience
Christopher Roch
Customer Experience Manager
Amy Evers
Customer Experience Manager
Gabriela Felder
Customer Experience Manager
Felipe de Freitas Moreira
Customer Experience Specialist
Olga Walker
Financial Controller
Alain Sulliger
Legal Counsel
Marie-Ange de Brabois
Human Resources Manager
Francesca Ficcadenti
Office Manager
Susan Fung
Data Scientist
Salvatore Greco
Data Scientist
Camille Vignard
Sales Executive
Stella Shi
Digital Marketing Strategist
Leah Ladines
Content Manager
Alberto Pasino
Senior Digital Marketing Strategist


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