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The Swiss Think Tank on foreign policy

foraus (Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy) generates independent, high quality recommendations for foreign policy decision makers and the public, thereby bridging the gap between academia and politics. Its non-partisan approach aims to promote an open dialogue and informed decision-making on all aspects of Swiss foreign policy. foraus is a grassroots organization.

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Gender Equality Hackathon

COACHES

Felix Stähli - Pitching

Passionate about social entrepreneurship and leveraging the potential of Geneva-based international sectors for social innovation, Felix a co-founder of Impact Hub Geneva and Lausanne. He leads operations and public relations. Alongside the Hub, Felix is co-president of the Geneva Global Goals Innovation Day (G3iD) and supports Just Innovate, as well as the THE Port Humanitarian Hackathons as an advisory board member. Kitesurfing and cross-country skiing are among the hobbies he loves most.

Coline Jeannet - Pitching

Coline is currently enrolled in at the "Innovation, Human Development and Sustainability" masters program in Geneva, focusing on the SDGs. She is currently working on a project around crowdsourcing and menstrual health with her team at the SDG Solution Space. Previously, she has had experience working with tech entrepreneurs in emerging markets in Asia.

Amal Safi - Pitching

After a BA in political science at the University of Lausanne and a Master in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics. She spent 4 years in a big bank to realize that we can change the world by doing what we are passionate about and what energize us. She therefore created The House of The Mighty, an organization that seeks to make a positive impact on the economy by promoting entrepreneurship. Among her various projects, she co-created a program "Find your Added Value" with her partner, Daisy Gros, specializing in personal branding

Bérangère Gautier - General Management

Bérengère Gautier is actually head of the Pole insertion integration at Hospice général.

 

She began her professional career as head of publications at economiesuisse before joining the Geneva cantonal administration in 1994. She worked as a Deputy Secretary General in the Department of Education between until 2003 and as an Administrative and Financial Director of the Department of Justice, Police and Security until 2006. Along with her professional activities, Bérengère created, together with her husband, an ecolodge in Namibia. From there she also develops projects for local communities.

Bérengère Gautier is also involved in many associations in the field of health and welfare, including children and disabilities.

Roger Perregaux - Diversity

Roger Perregaux is an experienced HR Specialist with in depth expertise in Diversity & Inclusion, workforce of the future and corporate culture. Other fields of expertise are Outplacement and Employability. Roger has worked as an HR Specialist for leading companies in the financial and ICT/IT industry. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences Zurich and a Master of advanced studies in Coaching from the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. He knows the Swiss labor market for more than ten years and is familiar with traditional forms of work as well as current developments and the future of work.

Johan Tideman - Gender Advisor

Johan Tideman has been working for the past three years with more than 50 large organizations to close the corporate gender gap. He strategically supports global companies in implementing a workforce analytics approach to gender equality and prepares them for the EDGE Certification.

Johan holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and has also studied Economics at Stockholm University.

Lena Holzer - Gender Policy

Lena is phd student at IHEID in International Law with a focus on human rights and gender. Since march, she is the co-head of foraus gender programme. She holds a Master in Human Rights and Democratisation and a Bachelor in International Development

 

Lena has several experiences with the work of NGOs and international organisations in the field of human rights.

Mélanie Cremona - Project Management

Melanie Cremona has been working at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in the Multilateral Diplomacy Programme as a Consultant since 2015. She is currently leading the Women’s Leadership Programme and coordinating tailor-made activities and strategic partnerships with a variety of stakeholders.

Yan Luong - Digital Strategy

Yan is a self-confessed geek who helps organizations navigate the high seas of digital communications and social media. He helped institutions like Couleur 3, the Montreux Jazz Festival, Radio Télévision Suisse, EPFL, Présence Switzerland (Swiss Foreign Affairs) or the ICRC find their voice and imprint in the digital world.

Yan is currently academic lecturer and freelance consultant in the field of digital communications and is deputy director of foraus, the Swiss think tank on foreign policy, where he explores the new ways of working and collaborative innovation.

Mathilde Farine - Media and Journalism

Journalist at Le Temps since 2010, Mathilde Farine was responsible for the finance pages and then head of the Economics & Finance section. Since 2017, she is a correspondent of Le Temps  in Zurich. After a master's degree at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, she worked as a journalist at L'Agefi from 2006 to 2010. She writes mainly about banks, technology and gender issues.

Marie Laure Burgener - Entrepreneurship

Marie Laure Burgener holds a Master’s Degree in Interactive Journalism (AU, DC) and was trained as Multimedia Editor at the Agence France Presse in Washington D.C. in 2000. In addition, she holds a Human Rights Certificate (UniGE) and a Sustainability Certificate from IMD, Lausanne.

 

Between 2002 to 2010 she worked as Internet Executive to foster innovation in leading organizations: The World Economic Forum, Edipresse SA, RTS, etc. before funding Green Go Web in 2012, a startup which “Gamifies Going Green” and measures the impact of sustainable lifestyles. GreenGoWeb is now helping people in organizations embed UN Sustainable Development Goals in every aspect of their business and is certified B-CORP.

Camille Bossel - Design and Digital Arts

Designer, illustrator, entrepreneur, and traveler, Camille Bossel was born in Lausanne, where she worked as a web and multimedia designer with an eye for digital arts. In 2014, she traded her flat for a suitcase and worked remotely from China, Morocco, UK and Turkey prior to co-founding her own agency, OneRoof, and non-for-profit, FoodHack.

Emily Atkinson - Software Engineering

Emily is a software engineer at Condé Nast Britain.

Coming into coding from a non-traditional path, Emily is passionate about encouraging others to learn more, regardless of experience. She was involved in the UK drive for Hour of Code, is interested in the crossover with tech and education, and regularly gives talks for events and workshops.

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