The Swiss chapter of Girls in Tech was founded in 2016. In 2018, women accounted for only 14.6% of the Swiss tech workforce. We believe that attracting and retaining more women in tech is an important key to solving some of the greatest challenges that we face as humanity.
We started Girls in Tech Switzerland with the mission to build an inclusive and diverse tech community.
And we do so by empowering women and inspiring them through learning & networking opportunities.
More specifically, we aim to achieve our mission by:
- providing our members with free access to career & tech events
- highlighting diverse role models & giving women in tech visibility
- raising awareness about the lack of diversity through various online channels
- partnering and joining forces with organizations, companies, and communities in tech
Girls in Tech Switzerland is run by a team of enthusiastic volunteers located in Zurich and Geneva/Lausanne.
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Is Girls in Tech Switzerland the right community for you?
There are many female tech communitities in Switzerland that share our mission of increasing diversity in tech (which we frequently join forces with for events and initiatives). If you are looking to actively participate in this mission, the jungle of communitites available can be quite overwhelming.
Get to know our community
You can read about the inspiring stories of community members in our blog post series Her Story. These stories will give you a sense of the type of people in our community as well as their reason and motivation to be in tech and to join Girls in Tech Switzerland. We hope reading these stories will help you decide whether our community is the right fit for you.
Read the inspiring career stories from our community members, how they found their way into the industry and why they support the mission for more diversity in tech.Read the stories