13 May - 13 May 2022

The HERd Conference 2022

Berlin, Germany & online, International

Come together in curiosity to learn about unconscious biases and how to start breaking them, together!

Our Women@Spryker community is hosting a very special event in honor of international women’s day – and everyone is invited! 

What is it all about?

The HERd Conference 2022 is an online event to raise awareness, celebrate success, and foster curiosity and inspiration among our herd, inspired by 2022’s International Women’s Day theme #BreaktheBias.

This event is open for all Sprykees (of all genders!), our customers, and partners.

This conference will kick-start the conversation about how Spryker, and our wider herd community, can help to create positive change towards equality and inclusion in the tech industry at large.

When is it?:

Friday 13th May, 14:00 – 18:00 CET

Where is it?:

100% virtual

What’s the agenda?:

  • Workshop #1 – Unconscious Bias
  • Workshop #2 – Allyship – Part 1
  • Spryker Herd Panel Discussion
  • After-Party Networking

Sign up here!

Workshop Host, Nadia Fischer

Nadia Fischer originally studied International Relations in Geneva, but then switched to the tech industry because she was looking for innovation and dynamic developments. Starting as Head of Marketing at a startup in San Francisco, she became a Scrum Product Owner and Business Developer at the Swiss web agency Liip. From there, she joined the leadership at PwC and built its Experience Center. Specializing in ‘agile mindset’ she consulted companies on their digital transformation.

Missing diversity in the tech industry, Nadia co-founded the tech startup Witty Works. Witty Works develops an AI-based software – diversifier.witty.works. The Diversifier lets companies detect their unconscious bias in their communication and helps them find an inclusive language. Nadia Fischer was selected as one of the Top10 Women Entrepreneurs of 2020 by Handelszeitung and the Schweizerische Kaderorganisation.

“We are not powerless against unconscious bias, and acknowledging and understanding its impact on the workplace is the first step towards creating a more inclusive environment where success can thrive.”

Sign up to the Unconscious Bias Workshop !

Nadia Fischer

Workshop Host, Perrine Farque

Perrine is a best-selling author of the book Inclusion: The Ultimate Secret for an Organization’s Success. A TEDx and keynote speaker, Perrine specializes in empowering leaders to hire, develop and retain world-class teams. Ex-Facebook and PagerDuty, she has 10 years of experience in building successful teams and was nominated in the Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech. Featured on the BBC, TED, Computer Weekly, and Diginomica, Perrine is also a judge at the Diversity in Tech Award.

Perrine is passionate about building diverse and inclusive workplaces that cultivate employee engagement, retention, productivity, profitability, innovation and business growth. She helps companies with their diversity and inclusion through her business, Inspired Human.

“When you invite everyone to the table, they bring everything to the table.”

Sign up to the Inclusion Workshop !

Partner, Girls in Tech Switzerland

Girls in Tech Switzerland is the Swiss chapter of the global non-profit organization Girls in Tech which was founded in 2007 in San Francisco and from there spread across the world. The Swiss chapter was founded in 2016 and we operate in the German-speaking part (Zurich) and the French-speaking part (Geneva, Lausanne) of Switzerland.

Their mission is to build an inclusive and diverse tech community by empowering women across industries – because every industry is a tech industry nowadays – and inspiring their members through learning and networking opportunities.

Panel Moderator, Corinne Ruckstuhl

Corinne is the Co-Managing Director and Head of Operations at Girls in Tech Switzerland. She is passionate about empowering others and fostering an inclusive environment. Besides that, she’s a product manager at a Swiss software startup and holds a master’s degree in Business Innovation with a supplementary certificate as a business educator.

Sign up to the Panel Discussion !

Corinne Ruckstuhl
  • The HERd Conference 2022 Agenda
    • 14:00 - 14:10
      Enjoy a short introduction from Women@Spryker
    • 14:10 - 15:10
      Nadia Fischer
      Workshop #1 - Unconscious Bias
      • Nadia Fischer, Co-Founder Witty Works
      Learn about how unconscious bias affects us all, and what the business imperative is to learn about it.
    • 15:10 - 15:20
      Networking & Coffee Break
    • 15:20 - 16:20
      Workshop #2 - Allyship - Part 1
      • Perrine Farque, Managing Director Inspired Human
      Learn how we can support each other to create a more diverse, equal and inclusive industry.
    • 16:20 - 16:30
      Networking & Coffee Break
    • 16:30 - 17:30
      Corinne Ruckstuhl
      Spryker Herd Panel Discussion
      • Corinne Ruckstuhl, Co-Managing Director and Head of Operations Girls in Tech Switzerland
      Moderated by Corinne Ruckstuhl from our partner Girls in Tech CH, this panel discussion will cover topics of unconscious bias and allyship from our Sprykees, partners and customers.
    • 17:30 - Onwards
      Mingle with other members of our Spryker herd and get to know one another, discuss what you've heard in the workshop, or any key takeaways.
  • Follow-Up Workshop
    • 15:00-17:00
      Workshop #2 - Allyship - Part 2
      • Perrine Farque, Managing Director Inspired Human
      The Allyship workshop is a two-parter. By registering for The HERd Conference 2022, you will be automatically registered for this follow-up workshop. You'll receive an invite and a reminder once the date is finalized.