Carrots Geneva #12: Let’s Celebrate the International Women’s Day


The Geneva meetups from Women in Digital Switzerland and Geek Girls Carrots are celebrating International Women’s Day 2019 on Friday, March 8th, hosting a panel discussion, interactive games and delicious food.

The theme is: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change.

18:00 Welcome, drinks & appetizers
18:30 Networking games
19:30 Panel discussion
20:30 More networking and celebration ­čÖé

We will kick off the event with fun networking games, animated by Renegade Saints, a Geneva-based improv theatre group.


Our panel discussion focuses on:

  • How to motivate girls to choose a career in digital and tech-related fields,
  • What opportunities and challenges women face in a predominantly male industry here in Switzerland,
  • How to increase the visibility and leadership of women in this field.

To the panel, we invited 5 extraordinary women working in the field:

  • V├ęronique Glaude, Radiocommunication Engineer at ITU
  • Imai Jen-La Plante, Chief Innovation Officer at Berney Associ├ęs and Big Data Specialist at Presence Switzerland
  • Sina R├╝eger, Data analyst, Postdoctoral Researcher at EPFL and R-Ladies Lausanne co-organizer
  • Hannah Short, Computer Engineer working in Trust, Identity and Security at CERN
  • Ellen Walker, Human Rights lawyer, founder of RightsTech Women

The panel will be moderated by Susanna Pak, Multimedia Producer/Writer at International Trade Centre.

Wear something purple and join us build a stronger community of like-minded women (and men!) here in Swiss Romande.


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