“The New Normal: Perspectives for the AEC”

Date: Wednesdays, 28. October – 2. December, 10.00 – 12.00
Place: Zoom
Language: English
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What is the “new normal” for Swiss women working in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry? This series is based on exchanging experiences and strategies to create a better “new normal”. Practitioners and academics will discuss current and potential solutions for improving policies to better balance work and private life.

Women in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries (applied science/practitioners)

Ultimate Aim
Identifying contemporary problems and solutions for AEC women in the “new normal”


28. October Christina Seyler: Female Engineers with Family Responsibilities
4. November Research on Gender-Differentiated Work Processes
  • University: Prof. Dr. Gudela Grote (ETH ZH): “ETH Workplace Study”
  • Private sector: Dr. des. Patricia Widmer (Uni SG)
    “Corona: different effects on men and women”
11. November Corporate Policy Changes? The Employer’s Perspective
  • Dr. Sandra Berenbold (CEO at enegry factory St. Gallen AG)
  • Nora Keller, PhD (Uni SG)
18. November Tales from the Home Office
  • Sharing struggles, successes, surprises, funny anecdotes, bizarre moments, surreal experiences and lessons for the future
25. November Prof. Dr. Alexandra Cloots (OST) : Survey from “Projekt Neue Arbeitskultur” des HR-Panels New Work
2. December Panel Discussion, “Lessons Learned: Making Lemonade in a Lockdown”
  • Moderator: Sarah Springman
  • Panelists: Christina Seyler, Gudela Grote, Patricia Widmer, Nora Keller, Alexandra Cloots/ Alexandra Bernhardt

Flyer (pdf)

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