International Women’s Day – Monday 8th March 2021.


Event details

Date 08.03.2021
Hour 09:1518:40
Category Conferences - Seminars

A day of inspirational talks organized by EPFL.

With the creation this year of the Vice-Presidency for Responsible Transformation (VPT), it has never been more crucial to ensure that EPFL is at the forefront of the issues of inclusion and sustainability throughout the School’s campuses and activities.
Equal opportunities, ecology, fair science communication and promoting equality between women and men in the workplace are just some of the topics that will be discussed.


9:15-09:20am: Opening Message
Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL

9:20-09:30am: Introduction
Gisou van der Goot, Vice-President for Responsible Transformation, EPFL

9:30-10:05am: Interview
Tatyana Franck, Director of Musée de l’Elysée
In French

10:15-10:50am: Interview
Engaging young people with science and technology 
Farnaz Moser, Director of EPFL Science Promotion Service
In French

11:15-11:45am: Focus on…
The “Paye ton EPFL” campaign by Polyquity
A representative of the Polyquity Commission
Kristin Becker van Slooten, 
Project leader, Equal Opportunities Office, EPFL and member of ETH Board
In French

12:30-1:30pm: Meet with…
Andrea Wulf, Historian and Author
Talk about her book “The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World”.

2:00-2:45pm: Interview
Gender Equality, Promotion of Equal Opportunities and Role of School in the Canton of Vaud
Manon Schick, Directrice générale de la Direction générale de l’enfance et de la jeunesse du Canton de Vaud
Moderated by Manon Boissat, Vice-President of the General Student’s Association of EPFL, Agepoly

In French

3:00-3:45pm: Interview
The Importance of Scientific Communication and Journalism
Madeleine von Holzen, Editor in Chief, Le Temps
Moderated by Mirko Bischofberger, Head of Communication at EPFL

4:00-5:10pm: Meet with…
Felicitas Pauss, Physicist at CERN and Professor at ETH Zürich
Moderated by Luisa Lambertini, EPFL Professor, Associate Vice President for Post-Graduate Education and President of Wish Foundation, and Aleksandra Radenovic, Professor at EPFL

5:30-6:30pm: Focus on…
The “Women Alumni” Career Survey
1/ Presentation of the survey results by Manon Poffet et Clara Migliarini
2/ Round table with:
– Azalée Truan, MSc AR 2008
– Assia Garbinato, PhD IN 2000
– Céline Arethens, BSc MA 2014
– Anna Lasne, student in Life Sciences and member of the EPFelles association
Moderated by Leïla Ojjeh, Head of EPFL Alumni Service and Hélène Fueger, EPFL Equal Opportunities Delegate
In French

6:30-6:40pm: Closing Session
Gisou van der Goot, Vice-President for Responsible Transformation, EPFL


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free




  • L’événement sera diffusé en ligne sur cette pagesans inscription préalable et en continu durant la journée.
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