Establishing a Women Professors Forum

Ursula Keller and Anna Garry

A case study in establishing a successful professional network for advancing women scientists.


figureAnna Garry (left) and Ursula Keller (right) with members of the ETH WPF at their assembly meeting, 7 March 2012. 

For many high-profile businesses honored for their advancement of women, establishing a women’s network has proved one essential component of success. A 2012 research survey by the Center for Gender in Organizations, Simmons Graduate School of Management, found that such networks—when they are well organized, enjoy the commitment and presence of senior leaders and are valued by the organization—form a necessary part of a multifaceted strategy for the advancement of women.

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