Witty Works' mission is to support companies to unlock diversity and become inclusive. We do this through our AI-based language software which helps companies to apply inclusive language consistently.
Moreover, we raise awareness of how unconscious bias affects the workplace through different workshops.
Why We Started
Our trigger was twofold.
First: We, the founders, all have worked in tech teams and have experienced ourselves that diverse teams develop better products. And its more fun working in a diverse environment. By now, research has proven that impression:
Diverse teams are more innovative.
Second: The world will be technology driven. It is not safe to have these technologies created by only one main socio-demographic group. To make sure that the needs of the whole population are taken into account, we need diverse teams who consider different perspectives. Thus making sure that we create a future for all.
Meet The Team
We have all been working in the tech sector for many years. We've built companies and hired diverse teams. Our male colleagues regularly complained about not finding or retaining female talent. We founded Witty Works to help them with this specific issue.
That's how we started Witty Works in August 2018. Founding members are Nadia Fischer, Verena Oberholzer, and Valérie Vuillerat.
In summer 2018 we started with rewriting job ads manually to publish them on our Job Platform for Women in Tech. From the beginning our goal was to develop software for companies in order to improve their diversity. In Summer 2019 Lukas Kahwe Smith joined Witty Works as a Co-Founder. With his tech skills, we started building our first web app. In January 2020 we launched our second product the Diversifier, a web app that gives you instant feedback while writing.