International Club of Berne

Club Meeting – Women and Business in CH

Tuesday, 17th May 2016 at 7pm - 9:30pm

Location: Cheminee Room at Bruder Klaus Church Center, Ostring 1 (tram 7 stop, Burgernziel

This event is in the past.

Deadline Please register by Friday, 13 May

After moving to Switzerland or raising your children, are you ready to go back to work? To transform your passions into a business? Perhaps you find the job market difficult. Come and find out how you can network with others to brainstorm ideas, find a business partner and get support to create your own business! See

The speaker Gretel Gambarelli has years of experience in climate studies and resources management with organizations in Italy, the US and Switzerland. After five years here, realizing that many capable women were unfulfilled professionally, she founded “Our Swiss Business” to help them to gain or regain professional satisfaction.


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Graham wrote
at 10:50pm on Tuesday, 17th May 2016
We were 5 club members and 5 from Meetup plus the speaker. An excellent meeting. Lots of information. For attendees comments see the event on

The mailing list for Berne Entrepreneurs is and the equivalend Swiss group is . Both of these are not very active.

The Zurich meetup for entrepreneurs has over 3000 members:

Other entrepreneur groups mentioned were: (four-language site) (German and English site)

At the last link there are pages for many things which we asked about, like: Choice of legal structure, Self-employment, checklists, ... There are many links, including to Swiss events like workshops, seminars and courses.
Graham wrote
at 8:15pm on Saturday, 14th May 2016
Registrations Saturday: 4 here (Graham, Kim, Mariam Grit) plus 2 personally (Garbo, Luiz) plus 5 on Meetup (Bianca, Lily, Ye, Zivit, Nic) see
Graham wrote
at 5:25pm on Thursday, 12th May 2016
This is a motivating meeting for anyone thinking of working for themselves, or looking for new opportunities in their career. Women who are starting again after having children, for instance. And for people coming into Switzerland and looking around the job market. And for anyone made redundant by the constant restructuring of companies, or thinking of converting a hobby into a business. Gretel will tell us of her experiences and suggest solutions and networking opportunities.



By Graham on 17th January

Lots of virus and colds going around. Stay warm and protected.

Gerd our treasurer has had a stroke and is recovering in Riggisberg clinic. Call Emilia for condolences and information. I'll go up there in the weekend sometime. Ask me if you wish to come. Graham


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