The EqualVoice Summit 2024:

Gender Visibility Gap in Media & AI

November 12, 2024, in Zurich, Switzerland

featuring distinguished keynote speakers Sanna Marin and Marc Forster



The EqualVoice Summit will take place on November 12, 2024 and aims to assemble top executives to launch a constructive discourse on gender equality in the media. We are delighted to feature renowned speakers from across the globe, including Hollywood director Marc Forster and Finland’s former Prime Minister Sanna Marin. The summit will focus on the role of diversity in artificial intelligence and its critical importance for gender equality within AI. The EqualVoice Summit is hosted by Ringier CEO Marc Walder and Annabella Bassler, Ringier CFO and initiator of EqualVoice.


75% of media coverage worldwide is about men1

The main goals of EqualVoice are to give women and men equal representation and to raise awareness of how the genders are portrayed in the media. The real-time measurement of the EqualVoice-Factor, an in-house developed semantic algorithm, is a tool for achieving these goals: it shifts the discussion from subjective perceptions of gender equality in publications to a factual basis. This serves as a foundation for developing solutions to the problem of equal representation in the media.

The EqualVoice initiative was launched in November 2019 by Ringer Group CFO Annabella Bassler and is headed by publisher Michael Ringier and CEO Marc Walder. In its capacity as an international media corporation, the Ringier Group leverages its journalistic and technological capabilities to champion gender equality. Currently, we analyse the gender visibility gap between women and men using the EqualVoice-Factor in text, images, and video content across 32 media brands in 7 countries, reaching 50 million users.


Ringier is a Swiss media and technology company. The Group comprises around 140 companies in 20 countries, which operate a range of leading media brands, digital platforms, and marketplaces. 83 percent of the operating profit comes from its digital businesses. This makes Ringier one of the leading media companies in Europe. The family business has been based on entrepreneurship, cooperation, innovation, trust and courage for over 190 years.

The EqualVoice Summit 2024 is presented by Ringier, supported by the Müller-Möhl Foundation and by Range Rover.



The Müller-Möhl Foundation exists since 2012 and had put its efforts on education, gender equality and libertarian economic and societal policies. With the mission to sustainably improve gender equality first in Switzerland and later the world, the foundation engages since 2022 with its taskforce4women holistically in six different areas (economy, politics, society, culture, media and science).
taskforce4women    Müller-Möhl Foundation

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1 Global Media Monitoring Project (2020)

Star Speakers

Sanna Marin

Sanna Marin is the Former Prime Minister of Finland (2019-2023) and the leader of the Finnish Social Democratic Party. Appointed at the age of 34, Marin served as the youngest Prime Minister of the world when taking office in 2019. In 2015, Marin was elected to Parliament on her first run, where she was a member of the Grand Committee, Legal Affairs Committee, and Environment Committee. She has also served as Chair of the Social Democratic Party since 2020. Marin’s government has been considered one of the most successful in handling the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in terms of lost lives and economical damage caused by the pandemic. Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Marin led her country through the most swift NATO accession process in the whole history of the alliance. Marin now specializes in topics of geopolitics, strategic autonomy, climate change, and female leadership.

Marc Forster

With a versatile range of credits to his name, Marc Forster has evaded categorization, having helmed a slate of films of varying scale and genres for studios and independents alike, starring many of the industry’s premier talent. Forster’s notable past projects include the Paramount tentpole hit World War Z, produced by and starring Brad Pitt; the 22nd James Bond installment Quantum of Solace, starring Daniel Craig for Columbia Pictures; and the visually driven love story All I See Is You, directed from his original screenplay and starring Blake Lively and Jason Clarke. Forster’s upcoming film, Whitebird, for Lionsgate, stars Helen Mirren and Gillian Anderson and is set to be released on October 4th this year. 2DUX² also produced the film. Forster is the co-founder and co-CEO of 2DUX², an artist-driven transmedia content company focused on developing and producing storytelling across multiple platforms.

How to get there

The exceptional event location AURA is situated in a prime location in the heart of Zurich, Switzerland.

AURA, Bleicherweg 5 Zurich Switzerland

Tram Nr. 2 /6 /7 /8 /9 /10 /11 /13 until Tram Station “Paradeplatz”
150m / 2min walking distance

P1: Parkhaus Ringier, Dufoustrasse 23, 8002 Zurich
1.2 km / 15min walking distance or
Tram Nr. 2 /8 /9 /11 from Bellevue to Tram Station “Paradeplatz”

P2: Parkhaus Bleicherweg, Beethovenstrasse 35, 8002 Zurich
240m / 3min walking distance


Contact us

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8008 Zurich