Barbara Josef Co-Founder 5to9 Barbara Josef founded “5to9 AG” together with a partner in January 2016. From February 2008 until November 2015 she was Head of Corporate Communications and member of the Board of Management at Microsoft Switzerland. Since July 2013, she was also entrusted with Corporate Social Responsibility. Before Microsoft she had worked for the Health Insurance company Helsana and Swiss International Airlines in various marketing and communications functions. The topic of the future of work is her greatest passion. Among other things, she cooperated with partners to initiate the Home Office Day in 2009 (now rebranded as Work Smart). In her initial education, Barbara earned a primary school teaching diploma from the University of Teacher Education in Kreuzlingen. This was followed by a degree in business administration at the University of St. Gallen and postgraduate studies in communications management at the University of Lugano.