Athena's journey – Empowering Women in Science

Networking event for female scientists and their supporters

The Athena’s Journey series began on the 28th of April 2022. Our organization is endorsed by the Department of Biomedicine (Unibas) and collaborating with TWIST (FMI).

On the every second Thursday of the month, we hold talks in an effort towards empowering women in science. They aim to share the challenges women face during their career progression, as well as factors that may have affected their career choices in an intimate and friendly environment. At the event, one speaker from an academic or industry-based institution from around Switzerland shares her incredible journey. The audience has a chance to peek into her life and learn from her experiences, as well as interact with her informally after the talk at the networking apèro we hold. 

We encourage all progressive Life Scientists in Basel at different stages of their careers to join our unique series of life and career advice. Not only females, but all female supporters are also more than welcome and strongly encouraged to attend these events.

Upcoming Events 2023

  • 13th July: 
    Dana Ivan – a discovery postdoc in Mechanistic Immunology at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
  • 13th September: 
    Susan Mango – a professor,  and group leader at the Biozentrum, University of Basel
  • 12th October: 
    Silvia Candido – an entrepreneurial project/initiatives manager at Roche
  • 9th November: 
    Ilaria Arborelli – a leader of molecular diagnostics at Pathology, University Hospital Basel


28. Juni 2023 – 09. November 2023


Universität Basel



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