Lunch Events for female scientists & students

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.

Industry Lunch events

Presentation of the student outreach program, Women Techmakers Scholars Program and internship opportunities. Also hear from a Technical Program Manager what it’s really like to work at Google, and find out more about the Google culture and recruitment process.

Previous editions: 28 October 2021 (online); 6 October 2020 (online); 22 november 2019; 26 October 2018; 27 October 2017; 7 October 2016; 9 October 2015

Participants got to know more about careers in an international management consulting and technology services company. Women in different positions talk about their job, their career and answered participants’ questions.

View 2019 ACCENTURE’s presentation from their visit on EPFL campus on 3 May 2019.

Previous editions: 4 March 2021; 3 May 2019; 27 April 2018; 11 March 2016; 22 May 2015

For the first time in 2019, Medtronic is inviting female students to their premises in Morges. They will have the opportunity to meet some of their female engineers but also have a tour of the of implantable device manufacturing area.

Previous editions: 8 April 2021; 7 June 2019.

Participants got a deepened insight and understanding of careers they can expect at a company like Cisco. The events 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.

Previous editions: 25 November 2016; 27 November 2015

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

Previous editions: 28 September 2021 (online); 27 September 2019; 5 October 2018; 6 October 2017

Startups Lunch events

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.

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.

Portrait d'Erna Hamburger

Meetings with the laureates to learn more about their careers, their research and their approach to leadership

Un lunch avec une professeure de l'EPFL

Professors, their motivations, choices, obstacles they faced and how they addressed them

Table ronde à l'occasion du 8 mars

Since 2008, the EPFL Alumni and Equality offices will join forces for the International Women’s Rights Day.

Un lunch organisé par le bureau de l'Egalité à l'EPFL

Meetings with exceptional women from the international scene