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This event occurred on
June 16, 2022
Schlieren, Zürich (de)

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Startup space by IFJ
Wiesenstrasse 10A
Schlieren, Zürich (de), 8952
Event type:
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Bilge Apak

Bilge believes the future is of those who dare unapologetically. After working long years in a corporate, Bilge brought her technical expertise to improving workplace and employee dynamics through adult education. In 2016 she co-founded WeWent.com, a learning and development experts platform with an initiative called “Shake up the Workplace”. Bilge is also active in women's healthcare with her recent social business, the Tiny Pea with which she is on a mission to create shortcuts for fertility education. She is sharing her own multiracial family and fertility story on their Youtube channel.

Joop Smits

Johannes (Joop) was born in the Netherlands and lived in Amsterdam, Paris and Geneva. He has a longstanding career in HR and he sees people as the most important assets companies have. Over the last years, he supported companies across the world in reducing gender pay gaps from a vision that reducing the gender pay gap will benefit women, bolster business performance and strengthen the global economy.

Luise Ammerschuber

Luise's passion for contributing to solving global challenges has taken her around the world since she was a teenager. After a decade in development cooperation, she founded her company YESS Impact. Shaped by her own strong network, Luise enjoys fostering and empowering communities which help one another to fulfill their dreams and to create impact together.

Myret Zaki

Myret Zaki started in 1997 in a Geneva private bank where she learnt financial analysis, before joining the newspaper Le Temps in 2001, where headed banking and markets for 9 years. She was chief editor of business magazine Bilan until 2019 and wrote 5 best-selling books. She has an MBA from the Business School of Lausanne and is now an expert in opinion leadership.

Reshma Ramachandran

Born and raised in rural India, Reshma is currently Chief Transformation Officer based in Zurich. She has navigated the corporate lattice across 3 continents by consistently re-inventing herself and breaking stereotypes, which led her to explore and support ethnic minority women in the corporate world. Reshma has won several notable awards in testimony to her work in DEI and has been named consistently as a thought leader to follow in both DEI and women in technology.

Organizing team


Zurich, Switzerland


Zurich, Switzerland
  • Julia Sharonova