Women in STEM: A story of Nadège Faralli

Some women have discovered their passion for STEM later in their lives which resulted in changing their career paths. Others knew since they were little that science and technology have been the areas they wanted to pursue. Nadège Faralli, a Business Analyst with strong technical background, is one of the latter. Nadège has moved from France to Switzerland and now works for and CreativMinds.
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Robotics and programming for girls: Registration is open!

Are you a 10 to 18-years old girl and would you like to learn how to program a robot? Are you a parent of 10 to 18-years old daughter? We have a perfect workshop for you!

Together with CERN Micro Club and Hepia, we are organizing half-day workshops to familiarize our future citizens with new technologies. Read More

What are human rights?

Human rights are something that each person has by virtue of being human: you are born with them. Human rights are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.

Some examples of human rights are: the right to life, the right to the highest attainable standard of health, the right to adequate standard of living, the right to education, the right to equality and to equal treatment under the law, freedom of information, freedom of association, accessibility for persons with disabilities, and access to justice. These are just a few. There are a lot more! Read More

Women in STEM: A story of Anu Ylänen

When we started the series of interviews with women in STEM, our goal was to show how different and exciting their paths can be. We’ve talked to a VR filmmaker, database administrator, scientist, software engineer working at CERN and other successful women from around the world. Today we are happy to publish our interview with Anu Ylänen from the startup environment. Anu, who comes from Finland, is a product specialist working at Batmaid in Lausanne, Switzerland. Read More

Women in STEM: A story of Jannicke Mikkelsen

In our series of interviews with women in STEM, we’ve talked to Jannicke Mikkelsen FNF (Norwegian Society of Cinematographers), a freelance Virtual Reality (VR) film Director and Cinematographer based in London, United Kingdom. She is internationally known for her work with the British Rock band Queen and lead singer Adam Lambert on their Virtual Reality… Read More

Women in STEM: A story of Katarzyna Dyga

In our series of interviews with women in STEM we’ve talked to Katarzyna Dyga, Radio Software Engineer from Poland, working for the European research organization CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. We’ve asked Katarzyna what drove her to a career in this field, about her turning points and pieces of advice. What does she think about meetings dedicated to women in tech? Read the whole story. Read More

Women in STEM: A story of Gladys Maina

Gladys Maina is a successful woman in STEM. She offers mentorship programs for high school students who would like to join the STEM field as their chosen career. As a seasoned moderator and speaker, she volunteers for speaking engagements, panel moderation and discussions with a bias in diversity, inclusion and equality in technology.

She has agreed to talk to us about her career path, inspirations and ideas on how to improve the situation of women in STEM. Read More

Women in STEM: A story of Flora Barriele

“I like looking for answers to a wide range of problems, troubleshooting issues I have never encountered before, proposing solutions to fulfill real business needs. I also enjoy collaborating, learning and teaching.”

Read the whole story of Flora Barriele, Database Administrator from France, working for a local government in Lausanne, Switzerland.

What does she like about her job? What is her inspiration? Did she have a turning point in her career? Does she have role models? Read More

Robotics and programming for Girls: Get involved!

CERN Micro Club and RightsTech Women are organizing a free, educational event in Geneva, “Robotics for girls”. We are looking for volunteer coaches who speak both English and French and are willing to transmit basic notions of programming to girls aged between 10 and 18-year-old.

The idea is to familiarize girls with basic programming concepts and human-machine interactions through the use of the educational robots “Poppy Ergo Jr”. Programming an object (such as a robot) is interesting as it gives immediate physical feedback and allows to learn quickly. We believe that early exposure and familiarity in a dedicated environment is key to demystifying technology. During the workshop, participants will also learn about the human right to education, including science education, in a child-friendly format. Read More