• Female
  • Joined:
  • Country: Switzerland
  • International organization
  • Corporate, Mentorship, Income, Hiring and retention, Corporate boards, Leadership, Young professionals


“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” T.S. Elliot

Kristen Pressner is Global Head of Human Resources for Roche Diagnostics and is based in Basel, Switzerland. She supports nearly 35,000 employees across more than 150 countries worldwide. With nearly 90,000 employees globally, Roche is the world’s largest biotech company.

Kristen is passionate about bringing out the best in people and is in the unique position to provide pragmatic and honest insights as someone:

• Who is passionate about diversity as a business driver

• Who can provide perspective from ‘behind the curtain of HR’ and with an eye toward the broader global environment

• And finally, as someone who knows the subject of "Women in Leadership" from the perspective of a ‘real’ woman executive herself and, as the mother of 4 children

Kristen’s keynote addresses and podcasts are truly inspirational and have triggered Kristen’s recognition as an important voice on the topic of Women in Leadership