Women Who Inspire Us

At Girls In Tech Switzerland, we strongly believe in the importance of role models.

Through our Women Who Inspire Us serie, we share the stories of inspiring Swiss women in tech as they are reflecting on their careers. We shine a light on brilliant engineers, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Their stories and aspirations aim to encourage more and more women and young girls to pursue a career in tech.

Leonie

Leonie Flückiger, co-founder of Adresta AG

An engineer by training, Leonie has found the blockchain start-up Adresta who is revolutionizing the watch industry. Learn about her path into tech, what it means to be an entrepreneur, and how she is advocating for more women in tech.

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Catherine Pawlotsky

Catherine Pawlotsky, CIO of TCS

With a distinct passion for people and transformation, Catherine has found her way from a non-technical background to being the Chief Information Officer of the largest mobility club in Switzerland. Her biggest lesson learned is that you don’t have to be a geek to work in tech, you just need to surround yourself with the right people.

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Chanel Greco, Founder & CEO at Saperis

Coming from a non-technical background, Chanel Greco has found her sweet spot in tech at the intersection to education, inspiring others to learn and grow their skillset. Read about her career path and why it is so important to make yourself visible as a woman in tech.

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Sara Kaiser, Program Director of the Luxembourg Tech School (LTS)

From her inspiring and non-linear path into tech, learn how Sara Kaiser fights for more diversity and inclusion through her work with children and teenagers. Sara is driven by a strong feeling of purpose – to have a positive impact on young people’s lives through the many facets of tech.

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Angelika Fuchs, Global Product Lead for Data Automation at Roche

With 10 years experience in Research Informatics, a passion for science and human-centric digitalization in drug discovery, Angelika has some great advice to share based on the experiences she made in her industry.

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Isabelle Ohnemus

Isabelle Ohnemus, Founder & CEO of EyeFitU

In the interview with Isabelle, we discussed the challenges of being a first mover in your field and what it means to be a female entrepreneur. Isabelle also shared with us some valuable career tips that she has learned along the way. 

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priska

Priska Burkard, Co-founder of TechFace & Founder of Skills Finder

We learned about Priska Burkard’s inspiring career path and how she transitioned into the tech industry. We also discover how she created her purpose: helping other women in tech through both Girls In Tech Switzerland & TechFace.

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vanessa

Vanessa Gentile, Director Alliance & Channel at Salesforce

Vanessa Gentile is giving us inspiring insights into her career path, from being a child of immigrants to climbing her way up to being a leader at global tech companies. You will find lots of great advice in Vanessa’s career path and also learn about the Bring Women Back to Work program that she has founded.

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Nadja Fischer

Nadia Fischer, CEO and Co-founder of Witty Works, Creator of the Diversifier

Witty Works raises awareness of how unconscious bias affects the workplace by supporting their clients with redesigned processes and structures to bypass unconscious bias and ultimately creating a more inclusive work culture. Learn why Nadia Fischer moved into tech as well as her past and upcoming challenges.

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valentina

Valentina Ricupero, Business consultant & Coach

Valentina Ricupero has worked in the tech industry for almost 15 years, leading teams in start-ups and corporates all around the world. She is now starting her own business consulting company. In this interview, Valentina shares her inspiring career path, her experiences as being the only woman in meetings, and also plenty of life advice.

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Anastasia Hofmann - co-founder of Kitro

Anastasia Hofmann, co-founder of food tech start-up Kitro

Anastasia Hofmann’s company Kitro was co-founded together with Naomi MacKenzie with the objective to implement solutions that are pushing sustainability in the hospitality industry to new levels. Learn why Anastasia would have wished she had learned how to program years ago, and why it is so important to bring interest in technology and coding into tech – even if your background is rooted somewhere else.

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