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

Our meetups are 'for the community, by the community' events. In Basel, we generally meet on the first Tuesday of each month.

Geneva: 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Lausanne: 4th Wednesday of the month.

St. Gallen: 3rd Thursday of the month.

Zurich: 1st Thursday of the month.

Upcoming events (2)

Advance to Amplify in partnership with WDS - "Digital Transformation"

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Hosted by Advance to Amplify and Women in Digital Switzerland, our Kelsar Circle events are designed to bring together women seeking to learn about professional opportunities & challenges from the various relevant thought leaders in the ecosystem, to bring more diversity and inclusivity to the workforce.

Join us on 24 May to discuss the challenges, the skills needed and the professional opportunities in the field of Digital Transformation.

Would you like to attend? Register in advance for this meeting: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kelsar-circle-digital-transformation-tickets-337232660967

Speakers:
Ana Saez, Senior Data & Financial Analyst - Regional Treasury Center at Caterpillar Inc.
Ana Saez is a professional with 15+ years of experience across Finance in multinational environment. She is passionate about Fintech, bringing transformative and disruptive innovation to financial treasury and pension services through the application of new and emerging technologies. She joined WDS executive team in 2020 volunteering as a Treasurer.

Brigitte Lawlor, CEO, LEGEND SA

Priska Burkard, Co-Founder, Techface.ch
Priska has worked over 15 years in the finance industry, where she led national and international IT projects for major banks with great success. She started her career in the IT world as a career changer in Software Engineering. Her skills and expertise enabled her to not only work for international projects but also move to Hong Kong to take on different roles in Project and Product Management. In 2016 she left the finance industry to focus on building up her own company. As Managing Director of TechFace, Priska uses her experience, knowledge and passion to support women pursuing a purposeful career in tech and connect them to companies committed to diversity and inclusion.

Angelique Zessin, Organizational Psychologist
My vision is a future of work that is sustainable for people, society and our planet. As a psychologist I am contributing to this future by supporting organizations on their way towards modern leadership, new work and healthy performance.
On my professional journey so far I was fortunate to:
… empower employees and managers of big international organizations in their digital transformation as a change manager
… transform the experience of more than 400 employees along their journey through the organization as employee experience lead
… develop roadmaps for their culture transformation with C-level executives as a consultant for leadership and culture
The future of work is multifaceted, challenging and holds enormous potential. I am excited for more opportunities to shape it actively.

About Advance to Amplify
Advance to Amplify (AtoA), is a venture born out of the Roxbourg MBA program - a special, one-of-a-kind MBA program focused on social impact. The goal of our venture is to make a difference in gender diversity, especially for women who are professionally at-risk.
We are a volunteering team of six women with diverse personal, cultural and professional backgrounds and seek to support and accompany women who are professionally at risk and prepare them for the digitally powered workplaces of tomorrow. Our mission is to enrich each woman's professional journey with access to relevant learning based on self-assessment, exposure to trusted networks of peers and mentors, and amplify their visibility for potential employment.

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Entrepreneurship Journey: The Science Toward Success

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Join this online event in partnership with Founder Institute to learn from the extensive experience of the Founder Institute and take away inspiration from a recent successful graduate on the Founder Institute Program – Silatha.

Do you know that Companies founded by women have secured only 2.3% of capital invested in venture backed startups? The Founder Institute is well known to be a leading but tough program designed to move forward early stage startups and helps prepare them for success.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrc-GsrTIrE9XwF33jZi786L-z7RmslHNH

Speakers:
Veroniek Vermeulen, Founder & CEO, Silatha
Silatha’s founder Veroniek Vermeulen is an engineer by education and has over 17+ years in global marketing (with a 2B$ responsibility) and is a ICF Certified Coach & Meditation teacher. She is mentioned in many world-renowned magazines. Received 13 awards during her career and recently was rewarded Influential Leader Award by BrainzMagazine, next to stars like Jessica Alba, Jay Shetty, Oprah Winfrey and Whitney Wolfe Herd.
She has spent the last 10 years immersing into the world of meditation and coaching, having spent months in retreats and monasteries in Nepal, Myanmar, Vietnam and Japan. She is the creator of ‘Anchor Meditation’, a proven method to build a lasting meditation habit, used in the Silatha meditations.
She is strongly passionate to change the current male-led society and move towards one where men and women are treated equally, and both can live a fulfilled life while being true to their differences. She’s very knowledgeable in the field of women’s mental struggles like miscarriage, combining motherhood with a career, menopause and more. Moreover, she has been a thought leader in these fields and created a network of experts she works with closely.

Ingeborg Gasser-Kriss, Co-Director Founder Institute Switzerland
Ingeborg Gasser-Kriss, born in 1968, has been a member of the SV Group's Board of Directors since April 2019. She is a co-director at the Founder Institute Switzerland, the Swiss branch of the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, where you accompany startup companies from the idea to the foundation. As a mentor and advisor, she is at the side of the founders in the Foodtech and Biotech division. She has been an independent board of directors since December 2020 at the undertaking for the protein -rich microalge Golden Chlorella. Since 2019 she has also been the owner of the Innovation Consulting Agent21 that advises companies in the field of innovation and growth strategy. Previously, Ingeborg Gasser-Kriss held different functions at Mondelēz International, most recently as Vice President Global Innovation. In this role, she developed and implemented a future -oriented innovation model. She started her career at Kraft Foods Austria (today Mondelēz International) in marketing. Later she directed the food marketing of various product categories in Germany and Austria before she was appointed to Switzerland and the Innovation division, where she was a global portfolio of projects and initiatives. Ingeborg Gasser-Kriss has a master in English and linguistics from the Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck and has trained in the area of ​​corporate governance.

About Founder Institute Switzerland
The Founder Institute is the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, having helped launch over 5,000 companies across 200+ cities and six continents. In total, Founder Institute Alumni have raised over $1 billion and are worth an estimated $30B.
We help pre-seed entrepreneurs and teams get to traction and funding by establishing a critical support network of local startup experts that are invested in their success, and by providing a structured and challenging business-building process. More info on: https://fi.co/

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