Hidden Figures Award

Celebrating and awarding women in STEM field, who have done amazing work and are our role models for future generations.

These are the Hidden Figures Award winners 2022

 

Zulma Prieto - Hidden Figures Award Winner 2021 Category Startup

Category: Empowered Women

Congratulation to Sinja Christiani (Zurich Insurance)

Sinja is an inspiration for women in tech – anyone who has ever worked with her is in awe of her ability to simplify complex technical (and people!) challenges and successfully coach teams to find solutions.
She is 100% impact, 0% ego – which explains the strong followership she has been able to build in her former roles as Deloitte Risk Analytics Consulting Lead and Agile Coach, as well as in her current role as Transformation Lead Zurich Data & BI.

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Category: Startup / Innovation

Congratulations to Sanjana Rao (Miyara)

Dr. Sanjana Rao is extremely passionate about making women’s health accessible to all. She has a strong entrepreneurial spirit while at the same time being driven by the social cause. With a background (Ph.D. and Post Doc) in Biological Sciences, she brings to the table her scientific and research expertise in developing the business which has the main goal of making health information and solutions accessible to women. 

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Category: Non-Profit Organisation

Congratulations to Nour el Houda Bourbia (PwC Switzerland)

Houda is a dedicated and motivating person who has encouraged people to achieve goals and given them new opportunities. She and her sister put this quality into practice in their NGO “Backpack2School”. They support teachers in their training so that they can teach students from all backgrounds in the best possible way. In a world where a traditional classroom is becoming more and more diverse, they have seen the importance of this aspect.

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These are the Hidden Figures Award winners 2021

 

Zulma Prieto - Hidden Figures Award Winner 2021 Category Startup

From left to right: Taisha Fabricius (Keynote Non-Profit Category), Tatjana Nebel, Noemi Kaufmann, Alexandra Diening, Marisa Tschopp, Zulma Prieto, Claudia Bruce-Quartey (Jury Member), Magaly Mathys, Priska Burkard (Initiator and Co-Founder TechFace)

Category: Empowered Women

Congratulation to Alexandra Diening (EPAM Systems)

Alexandra is the head of Research for a large corporation in the tech industry. She built a team from 0 to 10+ experts, is part of senior leadership and driving the global research competency. Empowering others and driving the excellence in research in tech is at the heart of her work. All that meanwhile having her first child (now 2 years old), she embodies a true example of resilience and women power. 

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Category: Startup / Innovation

Congratulations to Zulma Prieto (Emilian AG)

Zulma has co-founded Emilian AG, an insurtech startup offering an insurance platform helping small insurance advisors, particularly in emerging countries, to digitize and contribute to closing the insurance gap in those countries. Thanks to Zulma’s vision, Emilian has developed a platform with the power of getting more people in the world protected. Emilian, being white label platform, allows insurance advisors to strengthen their business and their own brand and thereby contribute to their community with their business. Emilian is innovative because there currently exists no insurance platform which seeks to establish end-to-end-connectivity by connecting the data silos that currently exist in the sector.

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Category: Non-Profit Organisation

Congratulations to Sonia Karkare (Adavanced to Ampify)

Sonia has co-founded Advanced to Amplify, to serve professionally at-risk women in reskilling and preparing for the digital economies of tomorrow. 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.

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These are the Hidden Figures Award winners 2020

 

Zulma Prieto - Hidden Figures Award Winner 2021 Category Startup

Category: Empowered Women

Congratulation to Emmanuelle David  (EPFL Space Center)

Emmanuelle is a role model for so many women. After being a rocket scientist for several companies, Emmanuelle applied with a new born for an executive role at EPFL and became the executive lead of the space center of EPFL. She is questioning the status quo and supports young women as a mentor. Because of passion for sustainable development she aims that the space field gets more sustainable. I think Emmanuelle can change the world. She is a scientist, leader, mom and amazing friend. She is also very humble and I think more people need to get inspired by her, so that she can leverage her positive impact on society!

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Congratulations to Siew-Veena Sahi (Testmate Health)

Siew-Veena Sahi is an incredibly devoted and inspirational co-founder. Whilst studying to become a medical doctor in the United Kingdom, Siew-Veena did an additional year of study completing a degree in Public Health. During these studies she came across the fact that there was no instant test available on the market for STIs. This had far reaching implications, one of which was linked to woman’s health and empowerment – an example being sexual health clinics in developing countries overprescribing antibiotics due to women not being able to visit clinics to receive results of testing. Having identified this as a woman’s health and empowerment issue and mulling it over for two years working as a Doctor in the NHS, she decided finally to take the plunge.

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Category: Non-Profit Organisation

Congratulations to Corina Schedler (Code Excursion)

Corina is an inspiration, her energy and her soul are empowering. As a self-taught web developer, she is a true inspiration to any woman who wants to change her career to tech. Also as a co-founder of Code Excursion for 3 years, she is making it possible for numerous women to get started in tech. Her friendly, open go-getter personality and the Code-Excursion-Vibe with the flexible courses especially for women that they created are truly unique if we think about learning experiences in Switzerland.

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