What we're about

The purpose of "Women in Digital Switzerland" is to bring together women working in digital in Switzerland, encourage thought leadership, networking, and sharing of best practices through discussion and presentations.

Our meet-ups are a 'for the community, by the community' type of event. Monthly presentations are held by community members at no charge to attendees, topics are chosen by the volunteer speaker or the community and we all pitch into the "after the event" cocktail hour by bringing a homemade dish, appetizer, or something to drink.

By becoming a paid member of Women in Digital Switzerland, you help contribute to the organization of city events, our larger annual event, and the operational costs of keeping up communication and our website. The yearly fee to become a member of WDS is 60 chf. You can register on our website https://womenindigitalswitzerland.com

Lastly, -- and we are asked this quite often! -- yes, men are welcome to join our meetups too! We welcome the support of all peers in our quest to raise the visibility of talented digital professionals across the country.

Monthly Meetup schedule:

Geneva: 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Lausanne: 4th Wednesday of the month

Basel: 1st Tuesday of the month

St. Gallen: 3rd Thursday of the month

Zurich: 1st Thursday of the month

Upcoming events (5+)

Master Class Paid Media (Google Ads, Facebook Ads)

OurPlace Coworking Morges

How to Use Paid Media to generate Leads For Your Business Join us June 20th, 2019, for a Master Class given by Natacha Gajdoczki, Head of Digital Marketing at Imedia.ch, on how structure a Paid Media Strategy to generate leads and maximize ROI. In this workshop Natacha walks us through how to build successful campaigns for Google, Facebook, and Instagram Ads using concrete examples from Imedia to illustrate concept through strategy. After this Master Class, you will be able to : - Understand the concepts of Google Ads, Facebook & Instagram Ads - What to think about before building your campaigns (process, resources, tools, visuals) - How to Structure Google Ads campaigns - Understanding the best metrics for measuring success Note: We won't cover how to use the tools in this class. The focus is on strategy and the process of building successful campaigns. Agenda and timing: 17:30 - Doors open and networking 17:45 - Welcome by organizers 18:00 - Workshop 20:00 - Drinks and more discussion 20:30 - Closing doors This Master class is a free event and co-collaboration between Women in Digital Switzerland and WDS’s association Sponsor, Imedia.ch. It is generously hosted by OurPlace co-working at Morges. Seats are limited, so register today! Tools used will be distributed afterward to participants.

June Meetup: Learning to Code with Django Girls

Following this month's march for equal pay for women, we're excited to have the team behind Django Girls Lausanne join us. We're doubly excited about our guests this month not only because are Liipers - our Lausanne WDS sponsor - but moreover because they are giving, sharing, inspiring all-around really great people. Django Girls is a non-profit, 100% volunteer, organization making an impact to advance diversity in tech by providing free, 1-day programming workshops in HTML, Python, CSS, and Django for women. Since 2014, Django Girls has organized 845 events, in more than 600 cities spanning 94 countries, giving more than 19,000 women the opportunity to learn to program applications. Last year, Django Girls Lausanne welcomed 30 women for a 2-day event at Liip, empowering each one with the gift of code -- and we'll learn more about that as well how you can get started with coding. Note! This is an excellent meetup to join if you are interested in programming but was never sure how to get started or what opportunities are available to you. You can read more about the Liip team's work with Django girls here (inspiring post!) https://www.liip.ch/en/blog/addressing-the-gender-gap-with-django-girls Agenda and Timing 18: 15 - Doors open and networking 18: 30 - Welcome 18: 40- Presentation 19: 30 - Happy hour! 20:30 - Closing doors For anyone new to our meetups, our happy hour is "for the community, by the community". Please bring something to share - sweet, salty or drinkable! We look forward to seeing you! Kelly + Natacha Image credit: Liip

July Meetup: Topic to Come!

Liip

Topic and presenter to be announced soon! Agenda and Timing 18: 15 - Doors open and networking 18: 30 - Welcome 18: 40- Presentation 19: 30 - Happy hour! 20:30 - Closing doors For anyone new to our meetups, our happy hour is "for the community, by the community". Please bring something to share - sweet, salty or drinkable! We look forward to seeing you! Kelly

August Meetup: Topic to Come!

Liip

Topic and presenter to be announced soon! Agenda and Timing 18: 15 - Doors open and networking 18: 30 - Welcome 18: 40- Presentation 19: 30 - Happy hour! 20:30 - Closing doors For anyone new to our meetups, our happy hour is "for the community, by the community". Please bring something to share - sweet, salty or drinkable! We look forward to seeing you! Kelly

Past events (52)

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