Economist, Founder of ellexx - The Financial Platform for Women

Patrizia Laeri is the founder of ellexx – the financial platform for women.

Patrizia Laeri is an untamed feminist. She brings economics into the nitty-gritty of life. The economist knows how to convey complex relationships in an understandable and entertaining way.

The woman who cites her brain as her greatest strength is considered one of Europe’s most renowned economic experts and business journalists. The economist and former Swiss television presenter manages to pack complex interrelationships into vivid stories – and does not shy away from tough questions and big names.

Patrizia Laeri founds ellexx

Women and finance: this is what the economist and award-winning business journalist is passionate about. She has been shaking things up for decades in articles for Swiss television, Ringier, NZZ and other media. She knows how to explain complex economic issues simply. LinkedIn has therefore named her TopVoice DACH several times.

She is considered a pioneer for equality in the media, led and initiated the largest diversity project chance50:50 at SRF and founded the Edit-a-thon for more women on Wikipedia, for which she received the Digital Female Leader Award in Germany.

Patrizia Laeri has had everyone in front of the microphone: Nobel Prize winners such as Angus Deaton, Robert Shiller, Daniel Kahneman, the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners Lee, through to top shots such as John Kerry or Gordon Brown and many more.

Top speaker for financial & business events

Before Patrizia Laeri founded ellexx, she was editor-in-chief at CNN Money Switzerland. Before that, Patrizia Laeri was the presenter of “SRF Börse” and editor of “10vor10” on Swiss television.

She is primarily committed to digital education, technological progress and gender equality in working life, whether in her #aufbruch column for Ringier or as an advisory board member of the Institute for Digital Business at the HWZ. In 2018, she initiated the first Swiss edit-a-thon “Women for Wikipedia”.

She has produced series from North Korea to Iran for Swiss television SRF and regularly reports from the World Economic Forum in Davos. She has also been speaking and moderating specialist conferences and symposia for 10 years.