The Female Entrepreneur Experience: Wisdom and Innovation
Why: This event brings together seven dynamic young women entrepreneurs who will share their inspiring experiences and try to give young students and PhD students, especially women, a taste of what it’s like to embark on the adventure of entrepreneurship.
This will be followed by a round table moderated by Sylvie Makela, social entrepreneur and TV columnist, and a Q&A session. Finally, there will be time for networking and discussion over finger food.
Background: A survey of academic institutions has revealed that women scientists are far less likely to commercialize or exploit the results of their research by creating a spin-off than their male counterparts. The gap between men and women in the number of companies derived from university R&D is significant in Switzerland and abroad. The lack of role models was also highlighted as one of the major needs for young female entrepreneurs.