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Gleichstellung und Diversität

Navigating Unseen Roads: Exploring the Impact of Bias on Academic Women’s Career Trajectories

Monday, 27. Mai 2024, 4.00 – 6.30 pm
University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 59, 8006 Zürich
Room RAA-G-15

What does it mean for female founders to build start-ups and spin-offs as opposed to their male peers? Do conscious and unconscious bias play a role? A female founder sharing her story after a decade in entrepreneurship.


4.00 pm

Dr. Christiane Löwe, Head Gender Equality and Diversity Office, UZH
Dr. Raphaela Hettlage, Team Leader ETH Diversity, ETHZ

4:10 pm

FemSpin Project
Prof. Rolf Meyer, Project Lead FemSpin

4:20 pm

Navigating Unseen Roads: Exploring the Impact of Bias on Academic Women’s Career Trajectories
Andreia R. Fernandes, Founder SEABRAND International GmbH & Lead Entrepreneurship Training, UZH

5.05 pm

Q&A Session

5.30 pm

Apéro riche

Femspin_Flyer_WEB (PDF, 212 KB)


Please register using the link below:
Registration FemSpin Event

Andreia R. Fernandes

Andreia R. Fernandes thrives in a dynamic portfolio career spanning entrepreneurship, advisory roles, authorship, speaking engagements, coaching, and facilitation. As the founder of SEABRAND International, she adeptly connects the realms of Leadership and Strategy, serving as a business curator passionate about optimizing success at individual, team, and organizational levels. She works with Start-ups as well as multinational companies across industries. With a focus on strategic and leadership enhancement, Andreia delves into areas such as coping with failure in entrepreneurial and cultural contexts, portfolio careers, and their impact on fulfillment. Committed to diversity, she offers coaching and spearheads global startup accelerator programs, such as the Global Women Entrepreneur Week, while also lending support to startups as an investor and board member. As a trusted advisor and coach, she empowers a diverse clientele – from diplomats to entrepreneurial professionals – in crafting fulfilling career paths and overcoming challenges to build optimal teams.


FemSpin is a collaborative project by swissuniversities (Federal Programme P7), which aims at promoting equal opportunities in the field of spin-off activities by setting a specific focus on women. Cooperation partners: ETHZ, EPFL, Paul Scherrer Institute, Universities of Zurich, Basel, Bern and Geneva, Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences in Western (HES-SO), Southern (SUPSI) and Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW, Leading House).