Welcome to our blog where we share valuable know-how from events, insights from role models and much more!


Welcome to our blog where we share valuable know-how from events, insights from role models and much more!

The Role Models

Role Model Carmen Jenny
Tanja Koch

Role Model:
Carmen Jenny

To Carmen, it is all about circularity, fashion and tech and to bridge more than one gap by growing a network of innovators, fashion experts, thought leaders and consumers… Read More

Image of Role Model Carolin Maier
Tanja Koch

Role Model: Carolin Maier

Exposure to a future-oriented, solution-focused approach to problem-solving ignited Carolin’s passion for technology, fueled her desire to learn more, and eventually lead her to found her own industrial tech startup together with two like-minded co-founders… Read More

Image of Role Model Lidia Panio
Sabrina Schenardi

Role Model: Lidia Panio

Lidia grew up surrounded by tech, was 19 years old when she dissected her first banking software and later on decided to devote herself solely to interface design – and she has some great tips to share… Read More

Role Model Valentina Contini; gray background; portrait photo
Sabrina Schenardi

Role Model: Valentina Contini

Fueled by curiosity and set on learning new things every day, Valentina had a very interesting journey into tech. She had to learn early on that there is a difference between great ideas and the actual readiness of some technologies to truly change the world… Read More

Role Model Tanja Koch
Sabrina Schenardi

Role Model: Tanja Koch

Tanja is co-founder and CCO at AMPLO, a start-up that helps companies automate their whole diagnostics process using machine learning. Among other things, Tanja moves… well, the e-mobility industry… Read More

Role Model Inge Kormelink
Géraldine Lüdi

Role Model: Inge Kormelink

Inge Kormelink started her professional education at the University of Applied Sciences by obtaining my BBA in Economics; specialising in International Marketing, and graduating cum laude. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, she learned early on how to navigate challenges… Read More

Role Model Sabine Do-Thuong; square picture 1200x800px
Angela Lötscher

Role Model: Sabine Do-Thuong

Sabine studied Computer Science at ETH, set up a subsidiary in Ho Chi Minh, implemented the basis for a mobile payment ecosystem with her team and now works at the global leader in autonomous indoor drone systems… Read More

Role Model Sophia Ding
Janine Fuchs

Role Model: Sophia Ding

Sophia quickly realized that academia was not for her as she likes to see the immediate impact of their work – ideally quickly. She is a Trustworthy AI strategist, intrapreneur* and social innovator by passion… Read More

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Angela Lötscher

Career Tips for Introverts

Introverted individuals tend to avoid the spotlight. But this personality trait should not hinder their career progression and if used to their advantage, can indeed help advance their career. Part I of the series… Read More

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Angela Lötscher

Diversity Advent Calendar 2022

We proudly present our Diversity Advent Calendar 2022 with awesome tips around diversity and inclusion. Get ready to add an equality spirit to the holidays and celebrate everyone’s uniqueness… Read More


digital butterfly piccture to illustrate "butterfly metaphor"
Angela Lötscher

The Butterfly Metaphor

How does successful change happen? Is it with a strong push from outside? We think not. And what’s a butterfly got to do with it?… Read More

Angela Lötscher

Commemorating Famous Women

So far, numerous streets are dedicated to famous men, not many to women. But this is about to change. And of course we looked into Women in Tech that deserve “their own street”… Read More


Visual of collaboration of WE SHAPE TECH and Bring Women Back to Work program by Salesforce
Angela Lötscher

WST Collaborates to Bring Women Back to Work

WST is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Salesforce’s program “Bring Women Back to Work”, aimed at up- and re-skilling women after maternity leave and to augment their chances to get a part-time job in tech… Read More

Rainbow colored background with the words "I do! Who are we to decide who gets to marry"; equal rights; Swiss vote; Switzerland votes on gay marriage;
Catherine Ebneter

I Do! Marriage for All

If there has ever been an important vote underlining equality and diversity, this is it! Learn why you should vote on 26 September 2021 and ask yourself: Who are we to decide who gets to marry?… Read More

Angela Lötscher

Time’s up for the Equal Pay Analysis

“By July 2020: Ensure equal pay within the company.” At the end of June 2021 time’s up for companies to do an internal analysis of how equal the pay between genders really is. Buckle up, this is going to be interesting… … Read More

From Our Events

Fireside Chat with Janina Kugel
Angela Lötscher

Fireside Chat with Janina Kugel

Janina Kugel – exceptional leader who leads with passion, courage and optimism – left us with great insights, food for thought and even more positive feelings of hope and happiness… Read More

We Shape Tech Role Model Event 2021 Panel of Learn from Leaders at the Top
Catherine Ebneter

Role Model Event December 2021

It is proven that seeing female role models heavily impacts career decisions of other women. That is why we host our “Role Models Events” with women who made it to the top and shared their stories. One thing we may say: all of them are successful in their field and all of their careers look different… Read More

Event ad cover of Lunch & Learn Webinar on Corona Tracing Apps by Ivette Djonova
Melanie Gabriel

Lunch & Learn Take Aways: Corona Tracing Apps

Before our summer break, we had the great pleasure to hear insights about the Corona Tracing app from Ivette Djonova, project manager at Economiesuisse responsible for consumer politics and data privacy topics… Read More

Participants at group tables complete their first steps of the code
Janine Fuchs

Opening Doors with Curiosity and Code

We Shape Tech and Master 21.Academy opened the doors in the second week of October 2019 for their fourth annual “Keep calm and learn how to code during CodeWeekEU” evening… Read More

The Lifecycle of Innovation event by We Shape Tech showing people sitting in the arena and listening to the panel.
Janine Fuchs

The Lifecycle of Innovation

Today we had the great pleasure to host our community event “The Lifecycle of Innovation” in the premises of the startup Avrios… Read More

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Janine Fuchs

Future Trends of Urban Mobility

We had the great pleasure to host the event ‘Future Trends of Urban Mobility’. We’re still delighted thinking back on the insightful talks and different perspectives discussed … Read More



From Our Newsletter

Tips, Tricks & Hacks

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The Wisdom of Games

There’s a point in our lives when we’re told it’s time to grow up and stop playing games. But what if that advice is wrong and games are one of the best opportunity to learn about our world and even ourselves? … Read More

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Advancing Your Career

Sonja Price is a career strategist, salary advisor, leadership coach, and the founder of Dynamo Careers. Get tips on negotiating, how to ask for a raise, and how to get to where you want to go in your career… Read More

Building for Tomorrow

Humans always believe that we welcome the new, but in reality people often resist change. Learn more about yourself and the workings of your brain as you make decisions… Read More

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