USI-BPW Professional Mentoring Program 2021/22: Plenary meeting


Career Service

Date: 13 December 2021 / 17:30 - 19:30

USI-BPW Professional Mentoring Program 2021/22: Plenary meeting

13 December 2021, from 17.30 to 19.30

Room C1.04, East Campus, Lugano

In collaboration with the Equal Opportunities Service and the BPW (Business Professional Women) association, and in coordination with the Directors of the USI Masters, from the autumn semester 2020/2021, a Professional Mentoring programme is offered to female students enrolled in the 2nd year of a USI Master’s Degree, with the aim of facilitating newly-graduates entry into the world of work through targeted and individual professional counseling.

The plenary event is a presentation and networking event reserved to the USI Mentees and BPW Mentors 2021/22.



17.30-17.40: Welcome

  • Dr. Monica Duca Widmer, President of the Board, USI
  • Prof. Boas Erez, Rector, USI

17.40-17.50: The importance of a Professional Mentoring Programme for USI students 

  • Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, Pro-Rector for Education and Students' Experience , USI 
  • Prof. Sonja Hildebrand, Pro-Rector for Equal Opportunities, USI

17.50-18.10: BPW Ticino & USI/BPW Professional Mentoring programme 2021/22

  • Laura IncandelaMonica PugnaloniCo-Presidents BPW Ticino
  • Beatrice Engeler, Ana de Las Heras e Flavia Finvit, BPW Ticino, Professional Mentoring Programme Organizational Commitee 

18.10-18.30: Mentors/Mentees USI 2021/22 Round of presentations

18.30-19.30: Christmas Networking Apero 



  • To participate you need to have been selected as Mentee of the Professional Mentoring program 2021/22
  • Participants must present a valid Covid certificate and a photo ID (see below)


Admission conditions:

  • It is necessary to present a valid COVID certificate (QRCode on paper or downloaded via the App) which attests a complete vaccination, a COVID recovery within the last six months or a negative result of a test completed within the 48 hours preceding the event.