An accidental career in AI and women’s health
Get Together – Women in Engineering: Lisa Falco will talk about how seemingly random choices can turn into a career. After her keynote speech, you will have the opportunity to exchange viewpoints and discuss ideas. Meet like-minded peers and expand your network over an aperitif riche.
On March 29, SCS will open its doors to inspire and connect women engineers and students. We are thrilled to welcome Lisa Falco as speaker for this evening. Lisa will talk about how seemingly random choices can turn into a career, how switching jobs is giving yourself a promotion, and how always putting your private life first might slow down the pace but does in no way kill your chances of an exciting work life.
After her keynote speech, you will have the opportunity to exchange viewpoints and discuss ideas. Meet like-minded peers and expand your network over an aperitif riche. The event will be held in-person and is aimed at women and all those who consider themselves as such. However, everyone interested in bridging the gender gap is welcome. The event is free of charge.
Keynote Speaker: After graduating from Engineering Physics at Chalmers in 2001, Lisa moved to Switzerland to do a PhD at the EPFL. Or rather, she moved there because she loved skiing, and then got offered a PhD position to find new ways of analyzing brain images. As she fell in love with a Swiss snowboarder, moving back home to Sweden became impossible, so she had to pursue a career closer to the alps. She then started working as a data scientist in various small startups within the MedTech space. In 2015 she became Head of Data Science at Ava Women, a startup using wearables to track fertility and help women get pregnant faster. The company became very hyped in Switzerland and got elected “Best Swiss Startup” three years in a row. During the time at Ava, Lisa grew passionate about the topic of women’s health and in 2019 she quit Ava to write a book about the astonishing science of the female body. She now works as a consultant for AI & Data in Health at Zühlke.
Women in Engineering: It is a fact that a massive gender imbalance exists in the technology industry. This could be a result of lacking female role models or anxieties about rising in male-dominated fields. By building a network, women can support each other in overcoming these challenges.
Lisa FalcoConsultant in Medical & Responsible AI at Zühlke and Author of "Go Figure! The astonishing science of the female body."
Damla WeltiTechnical Support Engineer at Supercomputing Systems AG