Paris-Boston Women’s Forum - September 25, 2019



On Wednesday, September 25, join over 200 students, faculty, staff, administrators and friends from Brown, Harvard, Northeastern, MIT, Sciences Po, Paris Sciences et Lettres, Paris-Saclay, Ecole Polytechnique and more to discuss issues shaping the future of gender equality across all sectors.

Registration is free and open to all.

Learn more about the Paris-Boston Women’s Forum dedicated to gender equality at:

Special thanks to Northeastern University, our event host and co-organizer for our forum. For parking and directions click here.



Northeastern University East Village Residence Hall
East Village, 17th Floor
291 St. Botolph Street
Boston, MA 02115, United States
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8:30-9:00am - Welcome Coffee and Registration

9:00-9:30am - Welcoming Remarks

Joseph AOUN, President of Northeastern University
Frédérique VIDAL, Minister for Research and Higher Education, Government of France (video remarks)

9:30-11:10am - Roundtable – A Global Assessment

Lawrence BACOW, President of Harvard University
Alain FUCHS, President of Paris Sciences et Lettres University
Sylvie RETAILLEAU, President of Paris-Saclay University
Christina PAXSON, President of Brown University
Moderator: Joseph AOUN, President of Northeastern University

11:10-11:40am - Coffee break

11:40am-12:45pm - Plenary Session – Women in Science

Carla BRODLEY, Dean of the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University
Jill PIPHER, President of the American Mathematical Society, Professor of Mathematics, Brown University
Susan SILBEY, Chair of the MIT faculty, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Professor of Behavioral and Policy Sciences at the Sloan School of Management
Elisa SIMONPIETRI, Science Programs Director at the Fondation L’Oréal and Excecutive Secretary of L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards
Moderator: Pascale WITZ, Founder and President, PWH Advisors

12:45-2:00pm - French Lunch

Followed by a discussion with Susan WINDHAM-BANNISTER, President of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), CEO Biomedical Growth
and Linda PIZZUTI HENRY, Managing Director of the Boston Globe, Co-founder of the HUB Week

2:00-3:05pm - Plenary Session – Women and Public Affairs

Victoria BUDSON, Founder and Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP), Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Insaff EL HASSINI, Founder and Director, LeanIn France
Kareen RISPAL, Ambassador of France to Canada, Member of the G7 Consultative Council on Gender Equality (TBC)
Moderator: Amina SABEUR, Program Director, French American Foundation

3:05-3:25pm - Coffee break

3:25-4:30pm - Plenary Session – Women in Business, Women entrepreneurship

Clément CAZALOT, Managing director Techstars
Robin ELY, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Zara NANU, CEO Gender Square
Bill SIBOLD, CEO Sanofi-Genzyme
Moderator: Lakshmi RAMARAJAN, Associate Professor of business administration, Harvard Business School

4:30-4:45pm - Coffee break

4:45-6:00pm - Concluding Plenary Session – Leading by example, raising international standards

Jason BECKFIELD, Chair, Weatherhead Center Initiative on Gender Inequality, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
Isabelle ESTÈBE, Director Global Affairs, Dassault Systèmes
Vanessa SCHERRER, Vice-President for International Affairs, Sciences-Po
Moderator: Arnaud MENTRÉ, Consul general of France in Boston

6:00pm - Networking and French pastries



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