On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 the Embassy of Switzerland and the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative jointly co-hosted “Bridging the Gender Gap in the Knowledge Economy,” an expert conference on strategies to increase women in STEM. The Conference received coverage on RSI TV in Switerland.

With women still vastly underrepresented in both the US and Swiss STEM fields, knowledge based economies such as the United States and Switzerland cannot afford to miss out on full participation of women in their innovative systems. Therefore both the Obama administration and Switzerland have made the participation of women in these fields a priority.

The Ted-style conference featured high ranking speakers, including the keynote address by Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative, Rangita de Silva de Alwis, who all spoke about their innovative ideas in promoting the participation of women in STEM education and careers.

See Dr. de Silva de Alwis’ lecture, below.