Women remain underrepresented in top academic leadership positions in Switzerland and worldwide. A satellite event of the H.I.T programme, which aims to support and promote women professors' access to leadership positions, this panel will bring together women who will share their experience in academic leadership and discuss the challenges and rewards being an academic leader brings. Jointly organized by the UNIL and EPFL Equal Opportunities Offices, this event is addressed to all women professors and MER of UNIL and EPFL.
For practical purposes, please register online for the event by February 3rd.
Free childcare may be offered upon request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by February 3rd.
16:45 Arrival & Welcome
17:00 Opening remarks
Carine Carvalho, Head Equal Opportunities Office, University of Lausanne
Hélène Fueger, Equal Opportunities Delegate, Equal Opportunity, EPFL
17:10 Welcome address
Cesla Amarelle, Conseillère d’Etat Canton Vaud
17:20 Panel: Women leaders in academia
Prof. Marilyne Andersen, Head Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design, Dean of the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (2013-18), EPFL
Prof. Béatrice Desvergne, Vice-dean Research (2009-12) and Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine (2012-15), University of Lausanne, Chair of the UNIL Gender Equality Committee (2015-19)
Prof. Susan Gasser, Director of the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (2005-2019), Professor Molecular Biology, University of Basel, President of the SNSF Equality Commission, member of the ETH board
Moderator: Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden, President and CEO, The Paradigm Forum GmbH
18:30 Networking aperitif