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After more than 20 years in leadership positions in the private and public sector Anja Wyden Guelpa transmits her experience and insights through speeches, panel discussion and teaching. As an independent board member of corporate boards, chairwoman of several foundations and a lecturer in Innovation and Design Thinking at the University of Lausanne and the University of Applied Science Geneva, she speaks in English, German and French about innovation, leadership, Corporate Culture, Change Management, society, politics and democracy.

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civicLab Speeches

Speaking topics:

New Work – how to attract good talent
When trust moves mountains

How can we survive as a Company and as a leader in a constantly changing world?

Guerilla-innovation a way to dedust companies or public administration

Why is innovation so difficult?

How can we heal democracy?

What opportunities and risks does the digitalization of democracy bring?

Open source brings security and trust – E-Government, E-Voting
Gender Gap – or why in Switzerland we don’t see the economic opportunities of „diversity“

Smartphone Democracy – how can we engage young citizen closer to democracy ?

Public Private Partnership – or how can we collaborate with purpose?


Panel discussions  

civicLab Panel discussions

Anja Wyden Guelpa debates with joy, relevance and conviction: ideas don’t remain theory with her, but she apply them to the real world with her passion and as an excellent listener she lits up in the dialogue with the audience or other panelist.


civicLab Teaching

As a motivating storyteller and transmitter Anja Wyden Guelpa shares her passion for innovation and design thinking methods. Her teaching is hands on and focused on useful tools that can be used in the daily working environment: Innovation and design thinking.