50 years of EPFL women


On the occasion of the International Women’s Day and of EPFL’s 50 year anniversary, EPFL Alumni and EPFL’s Equal Opportunities Office organized the event “50 years of EPFL women” on March 8th, 2019. With speeches of EPFL President Martin Vetterli and of member of the ETH Board Barbara Haering, the audience had the opportunity to hear testimonies from 5 EPFL alumnae during a panel discussion lead by Myret Zaki, Chief Editor at Bilan:

  • Irina du Bois (CH’70, Alumni Award 2016), President of the Pierre du Bois Foundation
  • Laure de Trentinian (MA’85, Alumni Award 2014), Head of Academy and Innovation, Marketing and Sales, Airbus Defence & Space
  • Leila Schwery Bou-Diab (CH’99), VP Value Chain Management, Johnson & Johnson
  • Claudia de Rham (PH’01, Alumni Award 2017), Professor of Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London
  • Anne Mellano (GC’12), Co-Founder & VP of Operations, Bestmile

The audience also had the opportunity to discover student associations and professors acting everyday on campus for more equality.

Photos by Murielle Gerber









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