What is it?
At HerHackathon, 250+ international female digital natives (students, founders, young & experienced professionals) in the fields of IT development, business, design, and many others will come together online to solve various challenges of 7 leading companies in Germany!
The digital pioneers will join forces with the company representatives to find creative and innovative solutions for your most decisive challenges - within 72 hours. The best solutions will be awarded with great prizes.
HerHackathon is also a platform facilitating numerous opportunities for future projects and collaborations after the hackathon!
We need an all-female hackathon to...
Counter underrepresentation of women in tech
Develop gender-inclusive solutions and products
Benefit from the advantages of diversity
Our Knowledge Partner for HerHackathon:
Your HerHackathon experience.
Develop inclusive solutions
Expand your network with like-minded women and be part of the HerHackathon community
SIDE PROGRAMME & WORKSHOPS
Participate in trainings and workshops on female empowerment
Pitch your solutions and win great prizes!
Discover the inside world of 7 major companies
Do what you love and enjoy a good time with inspiring people!
Your Challenges & Challenge Setters.
Empowering Women on Investment
While women represent more than half of the population in Europe, 70% of stocks are owned by male investors. The payment gap and the different savings and investment behavior between women and men often lead to a gap in investment and pension insurance. Join Allianz Global Investors to close this gap with your insights, passion, data analysis skills and Natural Language Processing technique! Learn more
AI for Sustainability in Production
The production of high-tech products in the mobility sector is based on a complex supply chain. When launched to the market, the sustainability of products is also relevant. In order to make product development more sustainable: which aspects have to be considered and which data is needed? How can we motivate data providers to share data with companies that want to make their production more sustainable; and how can companies be motivated to contribute? Come up with an AI model that helps to enable “sustainability by design” and let’s work together on the future of mobility!
Stock Markets and Social Media – Which Stock is Hot or Not?
Many people want to invest money in stocks and need support to find the necessary information. Research shows that a growing number of (potential) investors extensively make use of social media to inform themselves about investment opportunities. Data from social media is the largest and most dynamic dataset about human behavior, provided on platforms we all use every day. Why shouldn’t interested people use it? Come up with a solution to help people answer the question: which stock is hot or not? Learn more
Sustainability & Regio Calculator
In our everyday life each of us creates a big amount of CO2 emissions, which drive climate change. We can live a more sustainable life by calculating our CO2 footprint and by trying to reduce and compensate it. Create an innovative app solution allowing individuals to calculate their CO2 footprint and to find regional and sustainable ways to compensate it. Let’s build together a better and greener future! Learn more
How to match artificial intelligence and inclusion?
Algorithm-driven decision-making processes in digital companies are a result from Deep Learning and Machine Learning algorithms. However, these approaches are often discriminatory towards women and minorities. Overall lower incomes of women lead to a worse credit scoring for all women, and often job portals suggest worse job offers to people with migration background. Develop an innovative tool to help us counter gender-based bias in algorithms. How can this bias be identified, analyzed, and cleaned, to deal more responsibly with digitization? Learn more
Accelerate a more sustainable future!
How can companies support and enable their employees towards approaching one's everyday life more sustainably? Create with us a smart solution that empowers employers to motivate their employees in a gamified way to act more sustainable in their daily life, raise awareness, track efforts and celebrate progress as a community. Learn more
Mobile phones are too big for female hands
Medication is usually not tested on women
The health app had no cycle tracking until 2019
Face masks fit worse on female faces
Voice assistants recognise women‘s voices worse
Women get injured more likely during car accidents
HerHackathon is an event under the patronage of Dorothee Bär,
Federal Government Commissioner for Digitalization
Be ready for an inspiring opening speech!
"Only by actively including women in the tech sector can we counter gender bias in the design and development of products. The HerHackathon is therefore an important and valuable format to obtain gender-inclusive solutions and anchor these in our society for the long term. As a platform for digital product building by women for women, HerHackathon contributes to advance digitalization innovatively and inclusively, for a more diverse tomorrow."