The Swiss Association of Women Engineers SVIN, founded in 1991, has a new managing director, Dr. Nora A. Escherle. She succeeds Brigitte Manz-Brunner, who has managed the association operationally since September 2009.
Nora A. Escherle holds a Master’s degree in English Philology, Communication Studies and History from the Georg-August-University of Göttingen (D) and a doctorate in English Literature from the University of Bern. After working as a communications expert, research associate and teacher for the Chair of Computer Science Education at the School of Education of the FHNW, Nora Escherle has been working as a consultant at Senarclens, Leu + Partner AG since June 2019.
Nora has been working in the SVIN office for one year: “I will do everything in my power, in cooperation with the board and the president, to anchor the concerns of our association even more broadly and to consolidate the good positioning of the association in both in the working world and Swiss society as a whole. Under the management of Brigitte Manz-Brunner, the SVIN has established itself as an important platform for the attractiveness of STEM professions and the strong positioning of STEM women in the world of work. I want to continue along this path,” insists Nora A. Escherle.
The SVIN executive board consists of
- Jacqueline Javor Qvortrup, Dipl. Ing. ETH, president
- Simone Creux, Dr. Dipl. Ing. ETH, vice-presidentChristine Guesdon Lüthi, Dipl.-Ing. Chemistry
- Gabriela López Magaña, Business Wirtschaftsinformatik
- Christina Seyler, Dr. ETH
- Cornelia Malecki, Msc ETH
The Swiss Association of Women Engineers currently has around 300 individual members – women engineers of all disciplines and computer scientists, mathematicians, physicists and related professions – as well as over 40 supporting members, reflecting the broad spectrum of activities of our member institutions. The organisation aims to increase the attractiveness of the engineering profession for women, to act as a platform for the exchange of experience and opinions and to promote networking among women engineers. Another central objective is to motivate young women to take up the engineering profession.