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

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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Women in Data Science

Women in Data Science

Data Science is one of topics that is highly sought after at the moment. However, this trend has not excited all the people the same. Women are currently still underrepresented in the Data Science work force. Why you ask? Recently, Priska Burkard co-authored an...

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The Womens’ Guide Podcast with our Co-Founder Priska

The Womens’ Guide Podcast with our Co-Founder Priska

Women in Tech are still underrepresented. However, a bigger percentage of women is important to make sure that "female" needs are considered as well. In this podcast with womensguide, Priska Burkard talks about what happens when only men are in charge of developing...

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Hidden Figures Award in the Newspaper Handelszeitung

Hidden Figures Award in the Newspaper Handelszeitung

The Handelszeitung covered the #wetechtogether conference 2020 and reported about diversity in tech in a recent article. Additionally, the winners of the Hidden Figures Award were highlighted as well. You can check out the article below. Article available in German...

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Female role models wanted: #wetechtogehter

Female role models wanted: #wetechtogehter

On 3rd of October 2020 the #wetechtogether conference took place in Zurich. At this event, the winners of the Hidden Figures Award in three different categories were announced. The Hidden Figures Award is an initiative to celebrate and award women working in the STEM...

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UNCHAIN YOUR MIND Oxford-Style Debatte mit Priska Burkard

UNCHAIN YOUR MIND Oxford-Style Debatte mit Priska Burkard

Mitte September nahm Priska Burkard als Vertreterin der Technologie-Seite an der zweiten Oxford-Style Debatte von Unchain your Mind teil. Dabei wurde die Motion "Die Krise hat uns immunisiert“ debattiert. Insgesamt vier verschiedene Redner/innen aus den Bereichen...

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The Unchain Your Mind Podcast with guest Priska Burkard

The Unchain Your Mind Podcast with guest Priska Burkard

Priska Burkard was recently a guest on the podcast of Unchain Your Mind. At the center of the discussion was the question how technology enables everyone of us. Hence, Priska shares how this can be a chance in the current crisis with the Covid-19 pandemic. Listen to...

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