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 Mureille Schreck
Sabrina Schenardi

Role Model:
Murielle Schreck

Murielle did not get interested in tech and science, she kind of always was. It’s probably that deeply rooted interest that led her to co-found qCella and to synthesized a “hybrid material” that is no longer just metal or just polymer… Read More

Role Model Cristina Solis smiling at camera on pastel background
Sabrina Schenardi

Role Model:
Cristina Solis

Cristy’s journey has taken her from her Mexican roots across borders, immersing herself into the dynamic realm of data science, where she realised the potential of merging technical skills with interdisciplinary experiences… Read More

WE SHAPE TECH Role Model Anna Zeiter
Janine Fuchs

Role Model:
Anna Zeiter

Dr. Anna Zeiter is Chief Privacy Officer and Vice President for Privacy, Data & AI Responsibility at eBay Inc, managing director of the eBay Marketplaces GmbH, gives key notes at international Privacy and AI conferences, teaches Privacy and Responsible AI at several universities in Europe and is a member of the Global AI Governance Advisory Board… Read More

Role Model Nicole Kleger on light blurred background wearing a pastel green jacked and white turtleneck pullover
Sabrina Schenardi

Role Model:
Nicole Kleger

Through innovation and determination, Nicole champions a world where technology not only advances careers but propels a global shift towards ethical and efficient food production… Read More

Role Model Sheerah Kim
Sabrina Schenardi

Role Model:
Sheerah Kim

As a gamer, Sheerah naturally gravitated towards tech. She went from corporate to startup to seek more entrepreneurial experiences and is convinced that the application of new technologies is subject to basic ethical principles… Read More

Role Model Katrin Yuan
Sabrina Schenardi

Role Model:
Katrin J. Yuan

Katrin is Chair of the AI Future Council at Swiss Future Institute, a Board Member for AI and IT initiatives and aims to pave the way for more women on boards… Read More

Role Model Ire Aderinokun sitting on a chair
Janine Fuchs

Role Model: Ire Aderinokun

Ire Aderinokun is an independent User Interface Engineer from Nigeria. She is an invited Google Expert specialising in Web Technologies, a co-founder of Helicarrier (YC S18), building cryptocurrency infrastructure for Africa and working on several projects… Read More

Role Model Detty Berta smiling at camera
Angela Lötscher

Role Model:
Detty Berta

Detty’s journey led her from medicine to combining pharmaceutical science with tech, pharma leadership to Chief Strategy Officer, and finally to founding her own specialty consultancy company. She openly shares her experiences and insights as a successful professional, leader and transgender woman… Read More

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Featured image of WE SHAPE TECH's Diversity Advent calendar 2023
Angela Lötscher

Diversity Advent Calendar 2023

We proudly present our Diversity Advent Calendar 2023 with awesome tips around diversity and inclusion. Get ready to add an equality spirit to the holidays and celebrate everyone’s uniqueness… Read More


featured image "5 Questions to Society"
Detty Berta

5 Questions to Society

Pride Month is a powerful reminder of the work still ahead in creating an inclusive society. In this opinion piece, an LGBTQIA+ advocate challenges us to move beyond mere acceptance towards a wholehearted embracement of diversity… Read More

Old white glass medicine containers on the shelf
Detty Berta

I Got Misgendered

In the quaint depths of a Zurich pharmacy, and on a mission to acquire treasure, misgendering struck. Unprepared and vulnerable, each thoughtless act tried to diminish my confidence… 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

Janine Fuchs

A Sizzling Summer Get-Together

Under the evening sun at Sphères in Zurich West, a relaxed get-together brought together over 40 individuals, eager to form meaningful connections and celebrate diversity… Read More

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



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Podcast Tip; Hybrid Teams: The Future is Part Human, Part Machine; speexx exchange podcast

Hybrid Teams: The Future is Part Human, Part Machine

In “the age of the centaur,” the best teams are made up of two parts: part human, part machine. Data consultant and former Channel 4 Chief Data Scientist, Greg Detre, speaks with host Donald about the interchange between people and machines, starting with the identification and recognition of skills.… Read More

cover image of podcast HBR IdeaCast

Why the Glass Cliff Persists

Sophie Williams, former C-suite advertising executive and global leader at Netflix, has researched why the glass cliff remains a problem and offers advice for women facing them – as well as lessons for the broader corporate world… Read More

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Sandra Oh Lin

Sandra Oh Lin’s mission is dedicated to children – she wants millions of children to develop creativity and problem-solving skills through STEM-based activities and art… Read More

Cover of podcast "360 Global Talent" podcast with Sahar Gasgari-Luu

Work culture

Complex business environments, incl. hybrid and flexible working options embrace new solutions to win the right talent, retain employees and foster team connections… Read More

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