Lunch Events

Lunch events will provide an opportunity for students to gather information and network with ‘role models’ from academia, industry and business. Together with internal and external partners, EPFL shall hold a dozen lunch events each year.

2019

Accenture Lunch

May 3rd, 2019

Participants got to know more about careers in an international management consulting and technology services company. 3 women in different positions talked about their job, their career and answered participants’ questions.
Accenture’s Presentation

2018

Accenture Lunch

27.04.2018

Participants got to know more about careers in an international management consulting and technology services company. 3 women in different positions talked about their job, their career and answered participants’ questions.
Accenture’s Presentation

Careers for Women... EPFL and beyond' -

8 March International Women's Day

On 8 March 2018, the EPFL Alumni and Equality offices joined forces for the International Women’s Day, and organised an event on the theme ‘Careers for Women… EPFL and beyond’. The evening highlighted careers of EPFL alumnae in academia, industry, services and entrepreneurship, discuss the role of EPFL in advancing women’s equality in technical fields, and provided an occasion to network and celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 together.

Programme

2017

Coffee talk with EPFL women professors

23.11.2017

Prof. Claudia Binder (ENAC) and Prof. Carlotta Guiducci (STI), will present to female PhD students and Postdoc their professional career.

Tales of a Computer Pioneer with Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen

16.11.2017

Assigned to work on the UNIVAC (UNIVersal Automatic Computer) Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen spent thousands of hours helping physician Berni Alder turn his molecular dynamics into computer code to run on LLNL supercomputers. Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen, computer pioneer, will tell us more of her career in breaking through gender barriers and supporting the physics research done at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

Google Lunch event

27.10.2017

Lunch event with Ambassador Suzi LeVine

06.10.2017

To EPFL female PhD students and Postdocs
It’s a great pleasure to invite you to a privileged lunch with Suzi LeVine the former United States’ ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein under President Barack Obama.
Take this unique opportunity to come and talk with a brilliant woman, engineer and diplomat with a glittering career in industry, on her personal path, her career milestones and the balance between private life and work.

Deloitte Lunch event

06.10.2017

Deloitte is a leading consulting company in Switzerland and supports their clients on their way to achieving high performance. Do you want to know what Consulting is about? Take this chance to meet female consultants to get an insight into a “typical” week and learn more about their career path. Moreover, you can get first-hand advice on how you can master your application

WISH-Lunch Erna Hamburger Prize Laureate 2017, Prof. Mary O'Kane

25.09.2017

Female PhD students and Postdocs will have the opportunity to interact with Prof. Mary O’Kane a leading researcher, to learn more about her career, research, approach to leadership and attitude towards being a role-model.

Lunch Event around entrepreneurship

12.05.2017

Veronica Savu, CEO and co-founder of Morphotonix has presented to female PhD students and Postdoc her professional career. She shared with participants her motivation and experience in setting up and leading a Start Up.

Accenture Lunch

28.04.2017

Participants got to know more about careers in an international management consulting and technology services company. 3 women in different positions talked about their job, their career and answered participants’ questions.
Accenture’s Presentation

2016

Date Event Partner Participants
25.02.2016 Innovation Park Ladies Lunch
Participants had the opportunity to interact with female employees working at Innovation park, addressing issues such as career choices, transition between academic and non-academic environment, differences in institutional and gender culture, WLB, etc.
EPFL Innovation Park ~ 80 PhD students & Postdocs
11.03.2016 Accenture Lunch Event
Participants got to know more about careers in an international management consulting and technology services company. 3 women in different positions talked about their job, their career and answered participants’ questions.
ACCENTURE 45 BA, MA & PhD students
17.05.2016 Start-Ups and Entrepreneuriat
Two young Start Up leaders, Deborah Heintze of Lunaphore Technologies and Esmeralda Megally from Xsensio shared with participants their motivation and experience in setting up and leading a Start Up.
Lunaphore & Xsensio 50 MA, PhD students & Postdocs
07.10.2016 Google Lunch
Three women working at google in management and programming positions presented their work.
GOOGLE 100 IC + related fields BA, MA & PhD students
12.10.2016 WISH-Lunch meeting with Professor May-Britt Moser,
Erna Hamburger Prize laureate 2016 and Nobel Prize 2014.
Participants got the opportunity to interact with a leading researcher, to learn more about her career, research, approach to leadership and attitude towards being a role-model.
WISH Foundation 40 PhD students & Postdocs
07.11.2016 Lunch event with Prof. Rizlan Bernier and Prof. Aleksandra Radenovic
PhD students and postdocs participating had the opportunity to learn more about the careers of the professors, their motivations, choices, obstacles they faced and how they addressed them, as well as how they organize their career and family life.
Women Professors Forum 30 PhD students & Postdocs
25.11.2016 CISCO Industry visit
Participants got a deepened insight and understanding of careers they can expect at a company like Cisco. The event provided extensive and much appreciated opportunities to discuss with employees in various functions and of various seniority. In addition, participants benefitted from a presentation on diversity and unconscious bias, as well as a session with a presentation by Cisco’s lead HR expert in Switzerland on recruiting, and mock interviews.
CISCO 25 BA, MA & PhD students

Accenture – March 11, 2016

You can find here the link to Accenture’s presentation.

 

Google – October 7, 2016

2015

Date Event Partner Participants
22.05.2015 Accenture Lunch Event
Participants got to know more about careers in an international management consulting and technology services company. 3 women in different positions talked about their job, their career and answered participants’ questions.
ACCENTURE 55 BA, MA & PhD students
23.09.2015 WISH-Lunch meeting with Professor Jill M. Farrant 
Participants got the opportunity to interact with a leading researcher, to learn more about her career, research, approach to leadership and attitude towards being a role-model.
WISH Foundation 40 PhD students & Postdocs
09.10.2016 Google Lunch
Three women working at google in management and programming positions presented their work.
GOOGLE 75 IC + related fields BA, MA & PhD students
12.11.2015 Lunch event with Prof. Clémence Corminboeuf and Prof. Stéphanie Lacour
PhD students and postdocs participating had the opportunity to learn more about the careers of the professors, their motivations, choices, obstacles they faced and how they addressed them, as well as how they organize their career and family life.
Women Professors Forum 20 PhD students & Postdocs
27.11.2015 CISCO Industry visit
Participants got a deepened insight and understanding of careers they can expect at a company like Cisco. The event provided extensive and much appreciated opportunities to discuss with employees in various functions and of various seniority. In addition, participants benefitted from a presentation on diversity and unconscious bias, as well as a session with a presentation by Cisco’s lead HR expert in Switzerland on recruiting, and mock interviews.
CISCO 20 BA, MA & PhD students

Accenture – May 22nd, 2015

You can find here the link to Accenture’s presentation.