Upcoming Events

Previous Events

Bridge – The McKinsey Mentorship Program for Women@EIT

A joint initiative by Women@EIT and McKinsey Digital to recognize and support women with a background in technology. Along a six-month journey, starting in January 2021, McKinsey consultants will mentor a group of women afiliated to the EIT and share advice regarding their academic or professional advancement. The women that join the program will have the chance to learn more about McKinsey Digital and their work at the crossroads of business and technology. Moreover, they will hear from McKinsey consultants about how they foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and how they help their people thrive.


Panel discussion on Gender Databias in Applied AI

The Alumni CONNECT event is the annual meetup of the wider community. Over 150 Alumni from the EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities came together on 28 and 29 November to connect, build partnerships, co-create projects and work together to build and develop the EIT Alumni Community. This year the theme of the event was Responsible Consumption and Production.

Women@EIT, led by Aina Orell and Camilla Wikström, organized a panel discussion on the event on the topic of “Gender databias in Applied AI”. The spectacular panel consisted of Galina Esther Shubina (Co-founder of Gradient descent and Co-founder of Women in Data Science Sweden), Vinutha Magal Shreenath (Research lead at Women in AI Sweden), Ansgar Keone (Global AI Ethics and Regulatory Leader EY) and Karolina Drobotowicz (Researcher at Aalto University). The panel of experts discussed how we can use the opportunity of AI and data to become more gender equal by contributing to the implementation of the SDG 5 and, at the same time, reach  sustainability goals on consumption and production. The session also covered what organisations can do and what the consequences are if we don’t take the aspect of databias into consideration entering the new area of AI.

Female Leadership Series #2: Leading with effective communication

15 November 2020 – Communication is a core leadership function and a key characteristic of a good leader. For this reason, the second event of the EIT Women Leadership Series brought to you a very special and hands-on workshop on how to use the power of communication to become an effective and authentic leader. We invited an experienced communicator, Ana Santos-Carvalho, to lead the workshop. She was very excited to share with us her experience and she definitely created a safe space for us to practice all the tips she shared with us during the workshop.

Leadership Intensive Event 2020

7-8 November 2020 – The Leadership Intensive Event was a success! The event was done with the aim to scale up the Women@EIT community and encourage the new Local Leaders to initiate activities at their Local Hub and to work together to close the gender leadership gap, the gender pay gap, and the gender investment gap. The event brought together women students and alumni of the EIT labeled programs, who had the ambition to act as Local Leaders, during two days full of workshops and knowledge sharing.

Female Leadership Series #1: Becoming a leader

13 October 2020 – We invited EIT female alumni from a wide range of sectors for a warm evening full of interesting conversations and exchanges on what it means to be a leader, how do they approach their development journey, and what their personal struggles and success stories are. During the first webinar of our Leadership Series we covered:

  • How female leaders guide the transformation of the sectors they work in
  • How they approach conflict, decision making and negotiation
  • We listened to their own personal experiences


Co-organized EIT Alumni Start Up Days
Publicly promoting Women@EIT
Leading in foreign cultures workshop
Basic programming workshop
Women’s entrepreneurial journey
XX Factor: Pitching competition
Company visit at Amazon Berlin
Debating workshop
WomenForWomen workshop
Arduino workshop
Leadership Intensive event in London
Female Founders talk

About Women@EIT

Women@EIT is a community that brings together female students and female alumni of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)Women@EIT aims to inspire the next generation of female leaders, promote women leadership across all EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities and empower women to become the next generation of role models in innovation, business, entrepreneurship, and technology.

About the EIT

The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) is an independent body of the European Union set up in 2008 to deliver innovation across Europe. The EIT brings together leading business, education and research organisations to form dynamic cross-border partnerships. These are called Innovation Communities and each is dedicated to finding solutions to a specific global challenge. EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities develop innovative products and services, start new companies, and train a new generation of entrepreneurs. Together, we power innovators and entrepreneurs across Europe to turn their best ideas into products, services, jobs and growth. Read more