“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 Interview Series

We originally started the Women in Innovation initiative to inspire more women to add their voices to innovation and change the world. To keep on providing valuable content on that topic and to connect you with inspiring women from different geographies, industries, and backgrounds, we are offering a series of interviews portraying talented women living and breathing innovation.



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 


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 



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

Partner events


ISPIM Innovation Conference - On demand

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

The other panelists were Bettina von Stamm, Director of Awards at Katerva, 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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Natalie Turner, co-initiator of our "Women in Innovation" initiative

Natalie Turner, author of the book Yes, You Can Innovate, and inventor of The Six 'I's® of Innovation, is the co-initiator of our Women in Innovation initiative. The 2020 webinars and our virtual event in 2021 were organized with her and we are pleased to present her coaching services. Natalie also founded Women Who Lead, an organization offering Retreat Experiences, Leadership Programs, Master Classes, and Coaching Services for women who want to develop stronger executive presence and step into new levels of leadership.



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