"100 women and a thousand more" five representatives from USI to tell women's talent and leadership


Institutional Communication Service

4 November 2019

Monica Duca Widmer, Ilaria Espa, Sara Greco, Silvia Santini and Jeanne Mengis are the five representatives from Università della Svizzera italiana chosen for “100 femmes et des milliers d'autres” (100 women and a thousand more), a publication and a communication and awareness campaign presenting the profiles of 100 women, aged 25 to 72, as a model of inspiration for the younger generations, telling their unusual career paths and demonstrating that both talent and leadership are naturally also for women.

Promoted by University of Geneva in collaboration with USI and other Swiss and French universities and institutions, the initiative launch on Friday 8 November 2019 in Geneva, at 12 noon at the headquarters of the Fédération des entreprises romandes. For the Swiss Italian-speaking region, USI's Equal Opportunities Service take part in the event, together with a delegation of the 10 women active in Ticino selected for the project.

“100 femmes et des milliers d'autres” campaign is part of the Interreg PILE France-Suisse project and of a swissuniversities cooperation project led by the Service Egalité of the Université de Genève in collaboration with the University of Lugano (USI), the Université de Franche-Comté (UFC), the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale (HES-SO), the Bureau de la promotion de l'égalité entre femmes et hommes et de prévention des violences domestiques du Canton de Genève (BPEV), and the Bureau de l'égalité entre les femmes et les hommes du Canton de Vaud (BEFH).


For further information on the launch

The official web site of the initiative: