Ladies lunch meetings

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Starting in August 2011, Vanessa Wood organized a series of lunches during which a variety of topics were discussed, that will hopefully be of help to you in your career. These lunches will also provide a relaxed opportunity to get to know each other.

You are welcome to come to all the lunches or just one. If you are not based in Zurich, but would like to attend, your travel will be reimbursed at the lunch.

If you like to attend the lunch, and you did not receive the invitation-mail, please register for a sandwich with the 

May 30, 12:00, HPF E 20, ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg

Designing Measurement Instrumentation for Nanotechnology Applications – from Academic- to Industrial R&D

Nikola Pascher
PhD, Senior Research Scientist at Nanosurf

Tuesday, June 28, 12:00, ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HPF G6

Networking lunch
This time we won’t have a speaker but will just meet to get to know each other. We might discuss future activities  and your wishes towards the network.
Please bring along the female master students in your research group, too.

slides (PDF, 1.5 MB)

This semester's lunch meeting is replaced by the following lecture with subsequent discussion, registration required:

November 19, 2015, 15:30, HG G 19.2, ETH main building

How to enhance young female scientists' success

Mildred Dresselhaus
MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Lecture and subsequent discussion

May 12, 2015, 12:00, HPF G 6, ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg

Grid Engineering at Axpo Power AG

Sarah Hellmüller
PhD, Teamleader, Axpo Power AG

October 22, 2014, 12:00, HPF G 6, ETH Hönggerberg

Jenny Hoffman
Associate professor, Physics Department, Harvard University, USA

June 3, 2014, 12:00, HIT E 41.1, ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg

The gender challenge in research funding: measures by the SNSF

Maya Widmer
Head of Gender Equality in Research Funding
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Berne

December 10, 2013, 12:00, HPF G 6, ETH Science City 

Susanne Dröscher
PhD, Scientist, Sales Engineer at greenTEG, Zurich

March 22, 2013, 12:00 HPF E20, ETH Science City 

Fix the leaky pipeline

Mihaela Falub, project leader
QSIT members that would like to participate in this program are entitled to partial financial support from the network. Please contact the .

November 7, 2012, 12:00, HPF G6, ETH Science City

Physicist and Patent Attorney: A personal curriculum vitae

Carmen Tesch-Biedermann
European Patent Attorney, Athene Patent

October 24, 2012, 12:00, HPF G6, ETH Science City

Ladies' Lunch Meeting with Professor Mildred Dresselhaus, MIT

June 14, 2012, 12:00, HPF G6, ETH Science City

Working at ABB Corporate Research: opportunities and challenges 

Françoise Molitor
PhD, Scientist, ABB Schweiz AG, Corporate Research

May 23, 2012, 12:00, HPF G 6, ETH Science City

Gender Equity at ETH – Reality and Aspiration 

Renate Schubert
the ETH President’s Delegate for Equal Opportunities and Professor for Economics at ETH Zurich

November 16, 2011,12:00 - 13:45, Cheminsula, meeting point 12:00 HPF D-floor

Kathryn Moler
Associate Professor of Applied Physics and of Physics, Stanford University, USA

Lunch with female Grad Students 

October 25, 12:00, HIT F31.1, ETH Science City

Vanessa Wood

Negotiations and other tricky situations
* talking about salary or concerns on the job
* two-body problem
* getting what you need out of your position

September 27, 12:00 HIT  F 12, ETH Science City

Vanessa Wood

Advertising your work
* improving your presentation skills
* the elevator pitch, the job talk
* getting awards and recognition

August 24, 12:00-13:30, HIT F 32, ETH Science City

Vanessa Wood

Getting a postdoc, industry, or faculty job
* where to look, how to land an interview, etc.
(examples of CVs, cover letters, and research statements will be provided)

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