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

The Role Models

Role Model Veronique Larcher, outdoors
Janine Fuchs

Role Model: Veronique Larcher

Shortly after her engineering studies in France, Veronique was appointed to California, where the planned 3 months turned into 12 years. She worked part-time as an engineer, founded a non-profit for events, and then the opportunity of building an innovation outpost arose; the beginning of a lasting business relationship with Sennheiser… Read More

Role Model Julinda Gllavata
Sabrina Schenardi

Role Model: Julinda Gllavata

Julinda talks about starting her technical path leading up to her actual position as Head Data Science in a “not that male-dominated” country, her experiences abroad and how to overcome the occasional “culture shock” along the way… Read More

Portrait photo of Role Model Aleksandra Laska
Melanie Gabriel

Role Model:
Aleksandra Laska

From the trading floors to co-founding a mobile payments platform to building an enterprise division to being a VC and an angel investor. There’s a lot to be learned from this month’s Role Model’s exciting journey… Read More

Portrait photo of role model Nicole Streuli-Fürst
Sabrina Schenardi

Role Model:
Nicole Streuli-Fürst

Maybe it was her childhood that inspired her to study environmental sciences. In any case, this month’s role model is on a mission to drive positive change via the power of data… Read More

Portrait photo of role model Séverine Chardonnens on gray background
Melanie Gabriel

Role Model:
Séverine Chardonnens

Séverine Chardonnens, Co-Founder & CCO at IDUN Technologies AG, talks about confidence, the power of brain data and roadblocks you face while upscaling technology… Read More

Portrait photo of role model Sylvie Reinhard on We Shape Tech website
Janine Fuchs

Role Model:
Sylvie Reinhard

Sylvie Reinhard is president of the board of directors at Republik, the digital magazine for politics, business, society and culture. She began her career in 2000 at an IT start-up in the cybersecurity area… Read More

Role Model Nicole Büttner
Melanie Gabriel

Role Model:
Nicole Büttner

Nicole is co-founder and CEO of MerantixLABS, a leading AI solutions company and member of the management board of Merantix, a machine learning based venture studio. She is Digital Leader at the World Economic Forum and was nominated as Young Leader by the Aspen Institute… Read More

Picture of Role Model Margarita Chli
Melanie Gabriel

Role Model:
Margarita Chli

This month we sat together with Margarita Chli, assistant professor at ETH Zurich, leading a small team of researchers, the Vision for Robotics Lab. … Read More

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Diversity Valentine's Day "Why pink it if you can rainbow it" card with a rainbow-colored background and curly text
Angela Lötscher

Diversifying Valentine’s Day

There’s no other celebration dedicated as much to love as Valentine’s Day. What better opportunity to spread the love or rather diversity and inclusion? We put some thought in how to diversify this otherwise chocolate and flower driven iconic day of love… Read More

"New Year resolutions Part 2" in sparkly-gold lettering
Catherine Ebneter

February: The Death of Resolutions

February: the month when according to research, 80% of new year’s resolutions are abandoned. While most of us have experienced the disappointment of deserted resolutions, we continue participating in the ritual… Read More

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Angela Lötscher

Trends in Data Privacy

28 January marks the Day of Data Privacy. Laws and regulations already grant personal data owners a bit more power over their own data by allowing them to request deletion, restriction or update of and insight into their data. So that’s one step that’s gonna take us… where exactly?… Read More

Screenshot of the lunch & learn "Drones to the Rescue" by Stephanie Lambert showing a slide
Melanie Gabriel

Take Aways Drones to the Rescue

Drones offer a new level of insights for disaster response and their prevention. Stephanie Lambert, founding employee and Global Sales Operations at the drone company Wingtra, shared her insights about drones making a difference… Read More

"New Year resolutions Part 1" in sparkly-gold lettering
Catherine Ebneter

Avoiding the New Year New Me Fallacy

For many of us, January feels like catching our breath. It’s both a relief from busy holidays and motivation to begin with a blank canvas. But if we’re honest, it also comes with a sense of urgency to set resolutions for the new year – at home and work… Read More

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Angela Lötscher

Diversity Advent Calendar 2021

We proudly present our Diversity Advent Calendar 2021 with awesome tips around diversity. We’ve even got some music… just one thing missing: snow!… Read More

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Marike Carstens

One for All –
All for One

Our board member Marike Carsten who supported us for more than 1.5 years is leaving by the end of this year – not without a short recap of her time at WST… Read More

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Being a Trans Woman in Tech

Veronica shares her insights, experiences, and advice on navigating the tech workplace, both for other trans people and for allies in a happy hour discussion with hosts Mel & Marissa… Read More

The Gender Power Gap

Even though the percentage of women in the Australian boardroom is 7%, far better than Switzerland’s 2%, Australians are still not satisfied. Stereotypes and leadership styles are often to blame for women rarely being CEOs. But are quotas really necessary to change that?… Read More

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