“When you lift up women, you lift up humanity.”
– Melinda Gates

Innovation means shaping the future. If done right, it means creating a better tomorrow. HYPE wants to add our voices – and yours! – to create a fairer world. A world where gender equality is a reality and every person gets the opportunity to speak up and make a difference.

There is a lot to be said about this topic, but we feel that actions matter more. So we’d like to show some of our contributions.  




Women in Innovation: Choose To Challenge

On March 9th, 2021, HYPE hosted a virtual event featuring a series of conversations to excite, enthuse and inspire women to create impact and live a life of purpose.

Inspired by theInternational Women's Day theme of #ChoosetoChallenge, the event featured women from diverse backgrounds, industries, and cultures, all sharing their unique experiences of how they chose to challenge the status quo.


Watch the on-demand recordings 



Women in Innovation Webinar Series

Our Women in Innovation initiative showcases amazing women and is intended to inspire more women and non-binary people to join the innovation field. Check out the three-part series of panel discussions to hear panelists share their personal innovation style and views on being a female leader in male-dominated industries. 

Watch the on-demand recordings 

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ElleHacks Hackathon

HYPE provides a female perspective on innovation topics to encourage more women to pursue a career in innovation, champion it in their organizations, and pave the way for future generations. We were thrilled to partner with ElleHacks, Canada's largest and first all-women student-run hackathon, to power their 2021 digital hackathon for women in STEM. Read more about the hackathon over at the blog.

Read the blog post


Upcoming events


Yes You Can Innovate on Wonder
May 6th, 2021

Natalie Turner, Author of "Yes, You Can Innovate" and one of our Women Innovation speakers, invites you to join her for a 90-minute immersion into the mind and skillsets needed for PURPOSE-driven innovation. The interactive session will take place on the Wonder platform.

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ISPIM Innovation Conference
June 21st, 2021

Sandra Fernholz, HYPE's Head of Sustainability and Social Impact, will speak on a panel discussion moderated by Natalie Turner at the ISPIM Innovation Conference. The theme is "The Human Side of Innovation: Why Our Individual & Collective Values Are So Important in Shaping Our Creativity, Influence, and Impact."

Sandra and Natalie will be joined by Bettina von Stamm, one of our Women in Innovation moderators, Dessi Berhane-Silassie, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at IHS Markit, and Monika Steimle, Executive Purpose Coach and Purpose Consultant at Steimle Consulting.

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