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Women in Sustainable FinTech

Invitation to Conference at Trustsquare

SwissFinTechLadies invites to ``Women in Sustainable FinTech``

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 * 1:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Trust Square, Bahnhofstrasse 3, 8001 Zürich

Take influence on your future and co-create the future of sustainable FinTech. Our event is sponsored by The Embassy of Canada and Eccos Impact GmbH.

We are honored to start with a welcome note from Susan Bincoletto, the Canadian Ambassador to Switzerland. And to enjoy exciting discussions with our prominent and first-class speakers about female entrepreneurship, female funding, the soul of tech, about growing your career, and about how to create and scale your business. Meet the thought leaders from Switzerland and Canada; contribute to our fireside talk with Mihai Alisie, the co-founder of AKASHA FoundationEthereum & Bitcoin Magazine, to an exciting keynote about merging innovation and sustainability with Tanya Woods, MD Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada and Founder of The Kind Village, to a joint fire-side-chat with Sandra Chattopadhyay and Olaf Hannemann from GENTWOGENTWO Digital & CV VC, and to many more great exchange panels – more details in our program. Any person female or male supporting the increase of women in sustainable fintech is warmly welcome!


Please find our Event Program below, and online from TrustSquare or via our Meetup Group:
Women in Sustainable FinTech –  GET TICKETS @ TustSquare
SwissFinTechLadies Meetup Group

And follow all exciting news about the Event Speakers and all exchange panels via our  SFTL LinkedIn Site and SFTL LinkedIn Group.

To our members, SFTL is happy to announce that the event ticket is included in your SFTL 2019 membership, all members that want to reserve a ticket please email us at: hello@swissfintechladies.com and make sure to copy gabriela.sanchez@gmx.de

For non SFTL members, the purchase of a ticket @ CHF 99.- includes the SFTL 2019 Individual Membership.



  • 13:00 Registration, Coffee and Networking
  • 13:30 Opening & Welcome Note: Embassy of Canada to Switzerland / SwissFinTechLadies
    Susan Bincoletto, Ambassador, Embassy of Canada to Switzerland
    Karen Wendt, President SFTL and Editor of Sustainable Finance
  • 14:00 The Impact Economy: How blockchain, social impact and social entrepreneurs will drive change – Co-creative Keynote
    Sandra Chattopadhyay, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, GENTWO
    Olaf Hannemann, Co-Founder & CIO, CV VC
  • 14:45 Merging Innovation and Sustainability in the Age of Disruption – Keynote
    Tanya Woods, MD, Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada and Founder, The Kind Village
  • 15:15 SMART CITIES NEED SMARTER CITIZENS – Fireside Chat with Mihai
    Mihai Alisie, President, AKASHA Foundation, Co-founder, Ethereum & Bitcoin Magazine
  • 15:55 Coffee Break & Table Discussions with Tanya, Sandra & Mihai
  • 16:15 Female Entrepreneurship – Exchange Panel
    Andrea Buss, Expert for PD&OD – CHRO
    Carla Bünger, CEO, Kore Technologies
    Nicole Beranek, Co-founder & VP, SFTL, Partner, de la cruz beranek Attorneys-at-law
    Marianne Wildi, CEO, Hypothekarbank Lenzburg
    Karen Wendt, Co-founder & President, SFTL, Editor Sustainable Finance (Moderator)
  • 17:00 Female Investing – Exchange Panel
    Karina Storinggaard, Co-founder, Think Yellow
    Therese Faessler, Founder, Invested.ch
    Katie Richards, Co-Head Digital Assets, Head Process Management, Falcon Private Bank
    Angela di Rosa, Consultant South East Asia, Switzerland Global Enterprise
    Bernadette Leuzinger, COO, Crypto Fund
    Lidia Bolla, Co-founder, vision&, Head Distribution, CROWDLITOKEN
    Karen Wendt, Co-founder & President, SFTL, Editor Sustainable Finance (Moderator)
  • 17:45 Coffee Break & Table Discussions
    Table 1: Entrepreneurship
    Table 2: Investing
  • 18.10 Scaling Female Entrepreneurship – Exchange Panel
    Jodi Johnson, Founder, JJ Human Capital Consulting
  • 18:45 Closing Note from Special Guest
    Viktoria Yampolsky, President and Founder, The Startup Station
  • 19:05 Get Together – Networking & Apéro Riche

We look forward to seeing you there!

BIG thank you to all our supporters

SwissFinTechLadies is partnering with:

Business Innovation Week 2019

The Swiss event for innovation, digitalisation and state-of-the-art technologies featuring a Future Conference, an Expo and an Academy.
1. – 3. October 2019, Werkplatz Zürich Oerlikon
GET your TICKETS and use the SFTL Promotion Code BIW19SFTL,
and receive:

  • free Live Experience Expo Tickets
  • 20% discount on the Future-Conference and the Academy Program

See you all there!


10 -11 Oct 2019, MTC München

Leading fair for female graduates, women in specialist and executive positions and female founders

Career Meetups presented by SwissFinTechLadies, please register!
Register with Katharina Schüller
Managing Director, STAT-UP Statistical Consulting & Data Science GmbH
Oct 10, 2019 | 10:00 – 10:45 Hrs – MeetUp G.15 Tisch 2 | Halle 3
“IQ gegen EQ? Data Literacy als Kernkompetenz in der Digitalisierung”

Register with Karen Wendt
President, SwissFinTechLadies
Oct 10, 2019 | 12:00 – 12:45 Hrs – MeetUp G.15 Tisch 2 | Halle 3
“Blockchain – Friend or Foe?”

Register with Elizabeth Chee
COO & Head of Business Development, Iomob Technology Services
Oct 11, 2019 | 15:00 – 15:45 Hrs – MeetUp G.15 Tisch 3 | Halle 3
“Midlife Career Mobility & Disruption”

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SFTL Ecosystem Expansion

We are glad to announce our new Corporate Members, Ambassador and Key Supporters.
BIG thank you to you all for influencing NOW the world of tomorrow!

SFTL New Ambassador

Lucas Bruggeman, Managing Director | Sentifi AG
Lucas Bruggeman is an investor & managing director at Sentifi in Zurich. Lucas has more than 20 years of experience in investment and private banking. He worked in Equity Derivatives at Royal Bank of Scotland and ABN AMRO Bank and served as Vice-President of the Swiss Structured Products Association. Prior to joining Sentifi in 2012, he was part of the executive management board at Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG. Originally from the Netherlands, he is living in Zurich with his wife and two sons for 14 years.

Sentifi | Better investment decisions with collective intelligence

SFTL New Key Supporter

Sandra Chattopadhyay | Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Gentwo AG

“Diversity has become a strategic business element that no longer only concerns women or human resources departments. Enhanced performance resulting from mixed teams will be crucial for the long-term survival of companies worldwide”, says Sandra Chattopadhyay, CMO at GENTWO, a fintech company providing innovative Securitization-as-a-Service. The derivatives specialist holds a German master’s degree and looks back on 15 years of investment banking experience at Société Générale, Barclays, UBS, and Vontobel.

GENTWO FINANCIAL PRODUCTS – Securitization Experts
GENTWO DIGITAL – Turn digital assets into real securities

SFTL New Key Supporter

Katie Richards | Co-Head Digital Assets, Falcon Private Bank Ltd.
Dynamic mobile executive professional with 28 years’ of progressive experience in financial services, corporate and digital environments. Extensive and successful track record in shaping business strategy and leading innovation in product & service development and sales, risk management, operating models, process management and delivering transformation initiatives with technology implementation including digital assets (cryptocurrencies). Driven to deliver exceptional client service in the digital age.
Certified FRM, Lean Sigma BB, IBM Consultant, Certificate in Digital Currencies (UNIC) and in Digital Strategies for Business (Emeritus Institute of Management & Columbia Business School).

Falcon Private Bank Ltd – Ready for Agile Private Banking?

We welcome all of you to influence now the world of tomorrow, support usby registering and following us via our channels:

SFTL LinkedIn Site
SFTL LinkedIn Group.
SwissFinTechLadies Meetup Group

And pass the word to the ecosystem to GET TICKETS @ Eventbrite for “Women in Sustainable FinTech” on October 22, 2019 at Trust Square – Zurich.
In the upcoming weeks we will be presenting more about our speakers and their panels…

“Coopetition is the new normal. What we need is a system thinking approach, a growth mind set, new soft skills and a functioning ecosystem. All the rest will be done by AI. Where are women in this environment? We know diversity boosts performance by 15 % to 35 %. We know from finance that diversity is a shield against failure. Half of the Fortune 500 companies disappeared in the last 20 years due to a lack of diversity in leadership positions. When other build walls we build windmills…”