Women’s Network

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In 2006, a group of women professors at the EPFL established the EPFL-WISH Foundation (Women in Science and Humanities) with the aim of encouraging the research and promotion of women on campus. The EPFL-WISH offers the tools, role models, financing, networks and support at key moments in the young women’s careers at EPFL and beyond. (website).

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Members of the ETH Women Professors Forum encourage young women to pursue a career in science or engineering. They make their expertise available within and beyond ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne, as well as support related Swiss initiatives in favor of equal opportunities among the sexes. (website).


EPFelles is a new Facebook group, created by a group of EPFL female students who wanted to create a community of exchange, a “safe space” to express and share opportunities in response to the persistence of wage inequality, “ordinary” sexism and other student issues.

The aim of this group is to share information about scholarships and opportunities mainly intended at EPFL female students. It is of course also open to all EPFL women who whould like to transmit information and eventually organize events to integrate new students, and why not create an association. (website)



The first objective of the Polyquity Commission is to allow discussion, exchange and confrontation of ideas related to discrimination.

Without pointing fingers or attacking, Polyquity wishes to offer an atmosphere of exchange where everyone can express themselves in an open and tolerant environment.




GirlsCoding was created at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Switzerland, by a group of graduate students at the Audiovisual Communications Lab. As more people joined, we became a group of PhD students, engineers, and teachers, all spread over several countries. Our goal is to motivate kids — and especially girls — to learn about computer science by sparking their curiosity and engaging their creativity through a series of hands-on workshops.

In each of our workshops, we take a group of 9-16 years old kids on a journey of discovery, to find out what computer science is, how computers think, and what the life of a coder is like. The kids get initiated in computational thinking, through interconnected unplugged activities and coding exercises. The latter range from simple games in Scratch to multi-screen mobile apps, but our focus is always on engaging the kids’ creativity to create their own variations of the algorithms.



The Swiss Association of Women Engineers ASFI is a nationwide association, bringing together professional women in science and technology. The ASFI was founded in 1991. Its headquarters are in Zurich. The common goal is to promote the profession of engineer to a female audience and to encourage young women to undertake technical or scientific training.

To this end, the association provides a network of information and exchanges of experience, launches awareness-raising initiatives targeting young girls and offers specific continuing education. (website)


SVIN_Logo RESEAU FEMMES + SIA (Société Suisse des Ingénieur·e·s et architectes)

Femme et sia suisse romande s’est constituée en été 2006. Elle est formée de femmes membres de la SIA intéressées à élargir à la Suisse romande la sphère d’action de la commission femme et sia suisse dont il fait partie.
Le groupe a l’intention de travailler selon les principes généraux de la commission femme et sia suisse, dans le respect des spécificités locales de notre région. (website)

Girls in Tech, Switzerland

Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology. Adriana Gascoigne founded GIT in 2007 to create a support framework to help women advance their careers in STEM fields.

Today, GIT aims to accelerate the growth of innovative women entering into the high-tech industry and building startups. We achieve this through the creation of proprietary, innovative programming and strategic global partnerships.

GIT is not just for professional women. We exist for anyone with an interest in technology, startups and providing women with a platform for growth. But we operate with the spirit of the girl within all of us—fearless, lively and determined. (website).

We Shape Tech

The team consists of women in tech combining more than 50 years of profound expertise in creating delightful user experiences. We overcame many of the challenges young women face when starting their first job in this field. More often than not we were surrounded by an all-male crowd at the table. Thus the initiative to create this network first and foremost reflects our sincere appreciation of peer support. (website).

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ACM-W Europe (ACM-WE)
ACM-W Europe (ACM-WE) is a standing committee of ACM Europe and will work to fulfill the ACM-W mission in Europe. Our vision is to cultivate and inspire people about the opportunities in computer science and clear the pathways throughout Europe for women in computing. (website).

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AcademiaNet is a database of profiles of excellent female researchers from all disciplines. (website).

We Shape Tech

Advance Women in Swiss Business
The Advance mission is to actively increase the share of women in leading positions in Swiss companies on an ongoing basis. We believe that sustained success depends on having a balanced gender mix at all levels of an organization.
Advance was founded following an initiative by female executives from ten leading Swiss based companies. It is a non-profit association and is funded through an annual subscription fee paid by the member companies. Other companies are highly welcome to become members.(website).

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Because a woman’s place is at the decision-making table. in governance. in the economy. in technology. in sustainability. in sport.

FFU_PEE_Logo Environmental Women Professionals (ffu-pee)

The ffu-pee Environmental Women Professionals have set themselves the objective of representing the interests of women whose profession revolves around environmental themes. In May 1989, women from all regions of Switzerland who were active in the environmental field founded the association. Today the ffu-pee have more than 1100 members. (website)

IEEE_Logo IEEE Women in Engineering

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is one of the largest international professional organizations dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering.(website)