Have you ever wondered how some women make it to the top in research and science, despite the many hurdles facing women today? Join us for a meet-and-greet lunch with several prominent female scientists and learn how they have navigated their way to success!
Building a career in science is demanding — even more so for female researchers. While certain challenges are apparent, many lurk beneath the surface. What are these barriers to success and how can we overcome them? Join us for a meet-and-greet lunch during which you’ll have the opportunity to engage with several distinguished female scientists about their experiences as women in science.
The event is co-sponsored by the Swiss Study Foundation and the NOMIS Foundation, a private Swiss foundation that supports and enables insight-driven science across all disciplines, focusing on researchers who put forth bold new ideas, exhibit a pioneering spirit and seek to inspire the world around them.
Kick-off: Cosima Crawford, Programme Development and Evaluation at the NOMIS Foundation, and Hanna Wick, freelance journalist with expertise in scientific topics and president of the Alumni Association of the Swiss Study Foundation.
- Janet Currie: Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, co-director of Princeton’s Center for Health and Wellbeing and recipient of the 2019 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award.
- Helga Fehr-Duda: Associate Professor of Decision Theory and Experimental Decision Research at the Department of Banking and Finance, University of Zurich.
- Nilüfer Göle: Professor of sociology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, or EHESS) in Paris and member of the NOMIS Board of Directors.
- Susan Kaech: NOMIS Foundation chair and director of the NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla.
- Victoria Orphan: James Irvine Professor of Environmental Science and Geobiology in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech; Pasadena) and recipient of the 2018 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award.
Place: Signau House, Signaustrasse 6, 8008 Zürich
Time: 11:30 – 14:30
Leader: Sarah Beyeler and Hanna Wick, president of the Alumni Association of the Swiss Study Foundation
Administration: Samira Landolt
Number of participants: max. 25
Target audience: Interested female students from all academic fields