Other events organized by the Zurich pod

Informal after-​work meetings (virtual)

  • Panel discussion "Trailblazers: Meet the women who are starting their own initiatives!" with Céline Nauer, Co-founder of Code excursio; Nataliya Kosmina, CEO of Brainin; Sonia Meller, Founder of Digit Soil; and Valentina S. Velandia: Co-founder and Partnership Curator of Capacity Zurich.

  • Panel discussion "Professor and Mother? Yes, you can!" with Prof. Barbara Treutlein, ETH Zurich Quantitative Developmental Biology Lab; Prof. Prisca Liberali, Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI) Multicellular Systems; Prof. Rachel Grange, ETH Zurich Optical Nanomaterial Group; and Prof. Ravit Helled, UZH Center for Theoretical Astrophysics & Cosmology.

  • The work/family balance. Testimonies from Antoinette Van der Merwe (PhD candidate), Heidi Mittelbach (formerly Postdoc, currently private sector), and Meike Akveld (Senior Scientist) followed by a discussion.

  • Book discussion on "The Gendered Brain: The new neuroscience that shatters the myth of the female brain."

  • Discussion of actions we can take in Switzerland, in response to issues raised in the documentary "Picture a Scientist." 

  • Women's Strike in Switzerland on June 14, 2020. What is going on, what can we do to take part?    

International Women's Day Wikipedia-​Edit-a-Thon
In March 2020, we created and updated Wikipedia entries about notable women in STEM, including professors from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich.