L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Programme at CEDEP

Women in Science Programme at CEDEP

CEDEP is honoured to host and contribute to L’Oréal’s 2018 Women in Science Programme which runs from 16-20 March. It is a privilege for CEDEP to be trusted with this valuable and inspirational initiative celebrating women. As a member of the CEDEP club since its very foundation in 1969, CEDEP counts over 8,000 L’Oréal alumni among its alumni community. Over the last 50 years, we have worked very closely together to develop cutting edge programmes and develop exceptional leaders.

This four-day Women in Science programme is prompted by the wish to encourage women to focus on their communication, management, creativity, innovation, and most importantly on their entrepreneurial skills. The sessions have been designed to bring a hands-on approach and will be led by a diverse pool of experts in their respective fields, either coming from academia, the corporate world, or the performing arts. Nana von Bernuth, Business Coach at CEDEP and INSEAD, will take the role of Programme Director. In order to get the feel of an entrepreneurial spirit, the kick off will take place at the co-working and start-up space, SchooLab, one of CEDEP’s partners, and the programme will finish at UNESCO in Paris with the 2018 presentation and diploma ceremony for the five Laureates on Thursday 22 March.

The L’Oréal-UNESCO initiative was launched 20 years ago to support, recognise and encourage accomplished women researchers. Over the last 20 years, 2,800 women scientists have been recognised in 115 countries with 97 Laureate awards given to honour excellence in science, including two who went on to win the Nobel Prize. 2,723 talented young women have been granted Fellowships to pursue promising research projects and in 2017, 275 Fellowships were given worldwide from amongst 9,000 applications. The rigorous selection process involves 353 scientists.

CEDEP is one of the only international executive education clubs worldwide. CEDEP brings together companies of diverse industries from all over the globe to share best practices, develop networks and work in the mutual interest of improving tomorrow’s organisations. This is a truly unique opportunity for CEDEP and we are grateful to welcome the L’Oréal and UNESCO teams to Fontainebleau. Holding this seminar for outstanding scientists together recognises our excellent joint collaboration over the years.