Boosting Gender Diversity in Quantum

Join Swissnex for this World Quantum Day event as we explore how to improve gender diversity in quantum technology and related STEM fields.

Quantum science and technology, like many STEM fields, must make significant strides to improve the gender diversity of its students, researchers, and industry workforce. Doing so can ensure that this emerging field attracts the full range of talent, while also bringing new perspectives to the field and enhancing broader economic and social equality. Join this discussion led by several women working in quantum and related STEM fields to learn more about their professional experiences, and the institutional programs and exciting youth initiatives that are changing the face of quantum.


  • 10:00am – Opening remarks
  • 10:10am – Navigating Swiss and US quantum as a woman: Prof. Yiwen Chu (ETH Zurich)
  • 10:20am – Fixing the leaky pipeline in STEM: Prof. Bernadette Spieler (PH Zurich)
  • 10:30am – K-12 quantum education innovation: Kiera Peltz (The Coding School)
  • 10:40am – Moderated discussion with Q&A
  • 11:10am – Breakout rooms networking with the panelists
  • 11:30am – End of event

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This event is a part of World Quantum Day on April 14.
The World Quantum Day is a bottom-up initiative aiming at promoting the public understanding of Quantum Science and Technology around the World.