herHACK 20.21

a female led hackathon

Switzerland’s largest women’s hackathon will take place as part of Digital Day. 

Do you want to be part of a community that’s passionate about tech? 

Sign up and be part of it on November 6 & 7 at the Noerd in Zurich – Oerlikon. No “coding skills” necessary.

Help shape the world of tomorrow!

Join 250 women who want to work together on a useful and creative solution to a challenge within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


If you want to grow your network while experiencing an inspiring environment, sign up now and become a #herHACK! Regardless of your experience, background, and knowledge level, make your sustainability idea a reality in just 36 hours.

When & Where

  • Start: 6 November 2021, check-in 08.00 a.m. End: Closing door 09.00 p.m.
  • Start: 7 November, 08.00 a.m. End: 08.00 p.m.
  • Where: Noerd in Oerlikon, Zurich
  • Who: 250 technology enthusiastic women from all over Switzerland, 18 years and older
  • Event language: German/ English
  • Skills: An event for women who want to work together on a useful and creative solution to a challenge within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Pre-requisites: bring your own laptop
  • Costs: Free of charge! The catering is on us, we count on vegetarian food.
  • Registration deadline: October 31, 2021 or as soon as we have allocated the 250 places

Be part of the solution!

We are committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the UN Agenda 2030. By participating in #herHACK, you not only set an effective example for encouraging women to get involved in the tech industry, but also make an active contribution to the sustainable, economic, social and environmental development of society. 

Our partners are currently formulating the specific challenge. More information will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

We are looking for.....

The jury

Katia Murmann Amirhosseini

Chief Product Officer Blick Group I Ringier Global Media Unit


Managing Director at alliance F and Co-project lead at Stop Hate Speech


Senior Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services

Ursula Morgenstern

President Global Growth Markets Cognizant

Priska Burkard

Co-Founder TechFace.ch

As Chief Product Officer, Katia Murmann promotes the expansion of the Product unit within the Blick Group, as well as in Ringier’s international media portfolio. She builds bridges between newsroom, technology and data in the editorial environments. And as a co-founder of the Edit-a-thon initiatives, she advocates for more women’s biographies on Wikipedia. A big concern for her is a better balance between family and career, and she is co-founder of EqualVoice, a successful initiative to increase the visibility of women in media coverage.

Sophie Achermann is the managing director of alliance F: the largest, cross-party women’s umbrella organisation in Switzerland. In early 2019, alliance F launched the Stop Hate Speech project, which Sophie Achermann successfully initiated. The project attempts to innovatively fight hate online with a combination of technology, civil society engagement and science. Furthermore, Sophie is Co-president of the Tech Against Violence association. With the #withyou project, Tech Against Violence will launch a web app next year that will virtually accompany and support victims of domestic violence.

Ksenia Wahler is a passionate Cloud Architect, Strategist and Consultant with a PhD in Computer Science and 15+ years of experience in different IT roles. What she loves most about technology is the opportunity it provides to be creative and to collaborate with others when solving problems. She believes that creating safe environments to learn, experiment and fail forward is a great way to empower women to have fun and achieve their best in a technical field. She is an active member of the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity community at AWS Switzerland.

Ursula Morgenstern is President of Global Growth Markets at Cognizant, covering all of Cognizant’s markets outside North America. In this role, Ursula Morgenstern plays a key role in further globalizing Cognizant’s business in several dimensions: Growing and diversifying the company’s revenue mix in specific geographies, investing in strong local leaders and talent, and expanding the company’s reach to access the best talent globally to meet client demand.

Priska has worked in the financial industry for over 15 years, managing national and international IT projects for major banks. She started her career in the IT world as a career changer in software engineering and started her own company in 2016. As Founder of TechFace, Priska uses her experience, like her knowledge, to support women pursuing careers in the technology industry. She is co-founder of Girls in Tech Switzerland, a global non-profit organization that aims to inspire and retain women in the technology industry.

Main partner


connectivity partner