Make Tech more colorful

We want to close the talent gap and increase diversity in tech. Find out more about our team and board of advisors behind the TechFace.

We’re solving two problems

We’re solving the talent gap and increase diversity in tech. By showcasing the most exciting career opportunities and coaching our community to build the skills needed to take those opportunities, we’re improving diversity in tech. In other words, we are expanding the companies’ hiring network.

Our mission.

We assess companies for culture and commitment to diversity before engaging. We want partners in building a community of tech talent, not just ad hoc recruiting requests.
Above all, we want our members to build their best careers in tech. Thus, we are closing the tech talent gap.

Our vision.

We’ve heard too often that high-potential talent can’t get hired and companies can’t find them. Therefore, we’re changing that by replacing tedious, inefficient online systems with personal introductions. In other words, let’s make recruiting personal again.

We want you on our team! Growing a diverse, fun and fulfilled TechFace team is part of our vision.
Please get in touch if you want to make tech more colorful too.

Our Team

Priska Burkard

Priska has worked over 15 years in finance, where she led national and international projects for major banks with great success. At TechFace, Priska leverages her rigor in finance and experience in management to ensure we are always growing. Priska has a Bachelor Degree in Management Information System and a Master Degree in Investment Management.

TechFace Co-Founder Priska Burkard
Lilian Roos TechFace Mitarbeiterin

Lilian Roos

Lilian has several years experience as a researcher, project and product manager in the field of sports technology, health and activity monitoring. She received her PhD from the University of Fribourg. At TechFace Lilian is dedicated to develop and advance innovative services for our community and partner companies to achieve our goal of a more diverse tech work force.

Lena Schwerzmann

Lena describes herself as a digital native, marketing and communication expert based on her broad experience in HR trends and future work studies and practices. A social & economy psychologist by degree, Lena is strong believer in a better working world with human leadership, real equality and purpose-driven business. At TechFace, she combines her excitement for the mission to strive for the greater good in the working world with her expertise for the organisation of the #wetechtogether conference.

Barbara Frank-Nick #wetechtogether Conference Organiser
Barbara Frank-Nick #wetechtogether Conference Organiser

Barbara Frank-Nick

Barbara works in the finance industry as Training Specialist. Her former roles include Product Manager Client Reporting, Project Manager and Business Analyst in various IT Projects. At TechFace, she supports the team organising the #wetechtogether conference with her excellent client management and organisation skills.

Hela Maria Jaffar

Hela is currently Content Writer and Creator at TechFace. Previously, she was a project specialist at the World Economic Forum, Geneva before joining a cryptocurrency start-up in Zug. Hela cares deeply about human connection and authentic communication. She has a deep understanding of the intersection between people, business, design and technology. She’s a creative strategist who likes getting intimate with the unknown and getting s*** done.

Hela Maria Jaffar TechFace Content Writer

Our Advisory Board

Stefany Barker

Strategy Advisor

Manuel Evangelista

Sales & Digital Marketing Advisor

Chantelle Larsen

Business Development Advisor

Natalie Schmidhauser

Human Resource Advisor

In the news

Where we have been and were mentioned

Talent sourcing to simplify the search for specialists

Talent sourcing to simplify the search for specialists

In a recent article in IT Magazine, we presented the Skills Finder project together with the Fernfachhochschule Schweiz (FFHS) and the head of the Laboratory for Web Science for Applied Research. In this article, we talk about the lack of a unified system to verify...

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FEM’TALK with our co-founder Priska

FEM’TALK with our co-founder Priska

Priska, our co-fonder, got recently invited by FEM'UP Switzerland to talk about her career and give her top three advices to inspire young women. FEM'UP is a network of diverse women from different industries and offer regular and interesting exchanges. They inspire...

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Upbeat podcast by Handelszeitung with our co-founder Priska

Upbeat podcast by Handelszeitung with our co-founder Priska

In Septmeber 2021, our co-founder Priska got invited to talk about TechFace with Stefan Mair at the Upbeat podcast by Handelszeitung. In this podcast, she talks about why she has founded TechFace together with Natalie and Stefany. She shedds light on the market for IT...

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Female Innovation Forum 2021

Female Innovation Forum 2021

Our co-founder Priska has been nominated for the Female Founder Innovation Recognition Award 2021! It fills us with great joy and honor to be recognized for our work to empower more women to find a purposeful career in tech. Thanks to all who support us along the way,...

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Swiss IT – An industry without women

Swiss IT – An industry without women

Last week, our co-founder and managing director Priska Burkard had the opportunity to talk about TechFace's mission. She showed how we support companies in increasing diversity in tech. The weekly economy broadcast Eco at SRF also interviewed Code Excursion and...

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TechFace was in ECO broadcast about women in IT

TechFace was in ECO broadcast about women in IT

TechFace was on national Swiss TV, as part of the ECO broadcast on June 14th 2021. Our co-founder Priska was interviewed about TechFace's mission and activities. And she informed about our approach to increase the low number of only 18% women in the IT. Additionally,...

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Closing the skills gap using emerging technologies

Closing the skills gap using emerging technologies

Closing the skills gap is essential in today's and the future job market. But have you ever been thinking about emerging technologies and how these can help companies finding the right skills and talents? On top, it is interesting to see how such technologies can...

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The Unlocked Podcast with our Co-Founder Priska Burkard

The Unlocked Podcast with our Co-Founder Priska Burkard

Our Co-Founder Priska is featured in the first episode of a new series of the Unlocked Podcast about #powerwomen in #HR. Priska and the host Sabrina Goerlich talk about how to make a difference in recruiting. In this episode, Priska shares her perspective on Women in...

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Female Digital Innovators 2020

Female Digital Innovators 2020

Our Co-Founder Priska Burkard recently was named one of the Female Digital Innovators of 2020 by FEMtrepreneurs.   FEMtrepreneurs mission is to increase the number of female leaders and entrepreneurs by making them visible and talk about their innovations and...

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Bridging the Gap between Women and Tech

Bridging the Gap between Women and Tech

Our co-founder Priska, who until recently was the Co-Managing Director of Girls in Tech Switzerland and now is a member of their Board of Advisors, talked to Heba Zaghloul, Enterprise Resourcing Planning Lead at Isobar Switzerland about bridging the gap between women...

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The Hospitality Industry, Technology and AI

The Hospitality Industry, Technology and AI

Recently, Priska was invited as a guest lecturer at the Hotel Institute Montreux School. She talked about the challenges and business opportunities of AI in the hospitality industry. Watch the video below to hear her valuable insights how to start a career in tech...

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