The Women in Science luncheons are a great opportunity for the Master, PhD, and Post Doc women to hear from mentors in both industry and academia of their struggles and the advice they can give to the next generation. These luncheons are hosted by a woman professor on a monthly basis. The panel will answer questions about careers, what are the important steps for acheiving your goals, which parameters are the most important for a successful career, how to get to such high level responsibility and/or positions, how important networks and mentors are, what are the keys to success?


Lunches are sponsored by the Equal Opportunities office of EPFL and the NCCR Bio-Inspired materials.


Next lunch:

On May 6, 2020 at noon via zoom:

A PhD in STEM: how, why and where?

with Didem Dede, Chiara Ercolani, Alice Gillen and Maya Harris. 


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Recent lunches :

"A career in academia: adventures, fun and lessons learned", with Gisou van der Goot, Raffaella Buonsanti and Giulia Tagliabue, 8.4.2020 via zoom

"Thriving talent: how to coach diversity in companies" with Deborah Croft, 30.11.2019

"Company Networking Lunch" with PSA, Nestlé and Attolight 10.10.2019

"Company Networking Lunch" with Lake Diamond, Firmenrich and Avanade 9.5.2019


“Combining a career with a family", discussion with V. Michaud, E. Amstad, S. Lacour and A. Fontcuberta i Morral 18.4.2019


"Uncounscious bias, why should we care?" A. Fontcuberta i Morral 5.3.2019


On March 5th, 2019 we had a luncheon discussion with EPFL PhD students on the subject 'Unconscious bias, why should we care?',

sponsored by the NCCR Bio-inspired materials via Prof. Esther Amstad and the EO of EPFL.

Great attendance and lively discussions.

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