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

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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

Portrait photo of role model Katja Dörlemann on grey background smiling into camera
Angela Lötscher

Role Model: Katja Dörlemann

Katja bridges the knowledge gap in cybersecurity between tech speak and the users on a daily basis. She talks about the challenges she faces as an awareness specialist in cybersecurity and how she found her way into this upcoming field that requires an unusual mix of skills… Read More

Role Model Nadine Friedel portrait photo
Sabrina Schenardi

Role Model: Nadine Friedel

Nadine Friedel dreamed of traveling into space as a child. Today, she calls herself a “cosmonaut” and is fascinated by how AI can be used for sustainibility … Read More

Role Model Ritah Nyakato
Melanie Gabriel

Role Model: Ritah Nyakato

Ritah Nyakato has gone quite a long way – and we’re not talking about her move from Uganda to Switzerland. She shared her story with us and why she thinks that one does not have to be a software developer to be in tech… Read More

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

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Knowledge

Know-ledge

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

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Angela Lötscher

Is Your Diversity Program Failing?

Women and minorities have not gained much ground in management over the past 20 years. If your diversity program is failing, too, you might like these insights to turn it around… Read More

Featured image of blogpost "Yoga for Techies" by Tanja Lenger Mascarenhas from The Yoga Place for international Yoga Day 21 June 2022; showing a red backgroud with white and blue spelling of the title
Angela Lötscher

Yoga for Techies

21 June is International Yoga Day. A great occasion for some expert tips against the hunchback-tech-neck-syndrome ailing techies. Tanja Lenger Mascarenhas has taken time out of her chill but busy day to write a guest blog that will help you feel better while coding… Read More

Straight Ally Symbol Flag on the mast
Catherine Ebneter

Be a Real Ally 365 Days a Year

While Pride Month is an important time of inclusion, radical celebration, and protests for the LGBTQIA+ community, real allyship is 365 days a year. Read our tips for individuals on how to be a real ally… Read More

Opinions

News

From Our Events

Janine Fuchs

Inauguration Event Bern

Der 15. September war ein spannender Tag für WE SHAPE TECH. Wir freuen uns über das zweite Chapter in Bern, dass von Miriam Gantert, Sombra Gonzàles und Brigitte Hulliger geleitet wird… Read More

Inspiration

Inspire

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Tips, Tricks & Hacks

FemTech: Why Female Health Technologies are Needed

What is FemTech? What does the industry look like, what are challenges and opportunities? Listen to the Brain Bites podcast episode (German) about FemTech with Lisa Falco and Geraldine Lüdi and learn the most important facts in 20 minutes… Read More

TechFace Podcast series Tech Inspired

An Ethical Hacker

Meet Elcin, ethical hacker and one of the few women working and leading in cyber security. Listen to her take on the future of cyber security and how the threat landscape is changing in this episode of Techface’s podcast series… Read More

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Algorithmic Nudging

The goal of so-called “algorithmic nudging” is to trigger positive behavioral changes without coercion, but with the help of algorithms. But where is the line between motivation and manipulation?… Read More

"Coinbase: Brian Armstrong" cover image for the episode within the podcast series "How I Built This"

Coinbase

Brian Armstrong wanted to be a tech entrepreneur since he was in high school, but his first serious venture never quite took off. But later, he succeeded in launching Coinbase… Read More

Featured impage of podcast series "The Future of Everything" for reccommended episode "Building the Metaverse and the Future of the Internet"

Building the Metaverse & the Future of the Internet

Years before the buzz around the metaverse, Philip Rosedale experimented with the same ideas in the virtual world of “Second Life”. He shares his vision for a metaverse where data privacy is more important than advertising, and our online and offline lives intersect in a healthier way… Read More

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