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Six women-centred initiatives you should know about

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From successful entrepreneurs to academics and industry leaders, the Swiss Health Valley is full of inspirational women working in life sciences.



As we celebrate Women International’s Day, we’re happy to highlight some of the great initiatives pushing to close the gender gap in life sciences that everybody should keep an eye on.



Founded by Groupe Mutuel and EPFL innovation Park, this FemTech startup acceleration program is dedicated to companies developing innovative solutions to improve technologies relating to women’s health.

You have an innovative solution adressing unmet women’s health needs? You can still apply for the 2024 cohort until 15 March.

Women+ in MedTech

Women+ in MedTech is on a mission to highlight and celebrate the work of underrepresented individuals and companies in the Swiss medtech industry. They share cutting-edge news, projects, and solutions that prioritise diversity and inclusivity.

Women in tech

An international non-profit organisation on a mission to close the gender gap in science technology, engineering, arts and mathematics by helping women embrace technology.

Don’t miss their next event, co-organised with Lonza:  Women pioneering Sustainability in the Pharma & Biotech Industry.

HBA Suisse Romande

Operating at the heart of the Swiss Health Valley, HBA Suisse Romande is a diverse team of enthusiastic volunteers working to achieve gender equity and promote inclusion in the workplace and in the local healthcare community.

Girls in Tech

A non-profit organisation committed to supporting women in tech. Gathering both newbies and experts, they are on a mission to increase diversity in tech in Switzerland.

Swiss TecLadies

Swiss TecLadies is the national incentive program of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences. It consists of a mentoring program for girls* aged 12 to 18 and the Swiss TecLadies Network, its alumnae organisation.