A joint program between EPFL Innovation Park and Groupe Mutuel
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Next Roadshow November 17th
Program Duration 9 months

Tech4Eva Roadshow Where Women's Health Meets Workplace Wellbeing

September 10, 2024






About the Event

In an ever-changing business world, employee well-being has become an essential pillar of corporate culture and organizational strategies, whether for large, small, or medium-sized organizations. In this dynamic session, you will learn about the latest trends and innovative solutions in workplace health management and specifically how they relate to women’s health. You’ll discover tools to implement immediately to foster a healthy and fulfilling work environment for all.

This roadshow in partnership with Promotion Santé Suisse is designed for decision-makers, business leaders, Human Resource Managers, DEI, or Workplace Health professionals looking to understand more about women's health and its impact on business - and obtain the tools to take action immediately. Whether you're seeking insights to enhance workplace wellness initiatives or exploring ways to address specific women's health issues within your organization, this event offers valuable resources and networking opportunities tailored to your needs. *Stay tuned for more info on speakers and program.

About Promotion Santé Suisse: Under a legal mandate, Health Promotion Switzerland initiates, coordinates, and evaluates measures aimed at promoting health and preventing diseases. We support the efforts of stakeholders in the field of health promotion and prevention to ensure that as many people and organizations as possible create environments and adopt behaviors conducive to good health. Our goal is to strengthen the health of individuals in Switzerland.

Event Speakers

Ellen Kocher
Economist & Corporate Health Consultant, Swiss Health Promotion & Whealthness
Full bio

Ellen Kocher is an Economist and Certified Workplace Wellness Consultant in Switzerland and the USA. She holds a master’s degree in Workplace Wellness and Coaching, is an ICF Professional Certified Coach, and is a Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Educated in the USA, Ellen has lived in Switzerland for over 30 years. After 10 years in the Finance Industry, she made a personal lifestyle shift and has dedicated the past 20+ years to workplace well-being. She has accompanied dozens of organizations to understand, assess and implement holistic well-being to sustainably improve the bottom line.

As a Consultant, Coach, Author, and Speaker, Ellen currently holds board positions and distinctions including Global Leader of the International Coaching Federation Health and Wellness Coaching Community, National Wellness Institute Circle of Leadership Award for outstanding contributions in the field of Wellness, and Multicultural Competency Committee, Vice-Chair Global Wellness Institute Health and Wellness Coaching Initiative, ICF Mentor Coach for multiple globally recognized training programs.

Ellen resides in Geneva Switzerland with her husband and 3 children.

Lan Zuo Gillet
Program Director, Tech4Eva and Deputy Managing Director, EPFL Innovation Park
Full bio

Lan is the Deputy Managing Director of EPFL Innovation Park and an Expert of Innosuisse – the Swiss Innovation Agency.  She has 23 years of hands-on professional experience in industry as well as in the ecosystem of innovation & entrepreneurship.

Lan started her career at R&D department of Rolex, in charge of creating new computer aided design and optimisation tools in the product development process. She was later appointed as Head of Operational Planning at Pictet, working closely with a startup to design, develop and implement a management information system for group operation control. As the Managing Director of Geneva Creativity Center, she connected large corporations, SMEs, startups and researchers to initiate innovative joint R&D projects.

Currently at EPFL Innovation Park, she is leading entrepreneurship training and acceleration programs and is helping startups to establish business partnership with large corporations. Lan has a PhD degree from EPFL, an MBA from HEC Lausanne and postdoctoral applied research experience at Stanford University.

Vanessa Bensemhoun
Management member & Head of Organizational Transformation, Groupe Mutuel
Full bio

Educated in France, Vanessa holds a post-graduate diploma (DESS) in mathematical engineering and started her career at a software edition start-up, which was acquired by a major US group. In 2009, she was recruited by Groupe Mutuel, one of Switzerland’s leading health and life insurers, to contribute to the overhaul of its IT system. Vanessa progressively climbed the ranks to ultimately become a member of the IT management.

Always looking for new challenges, Vanessa successfully obtained an Executive MBA with a specialization in Healthcare Management.

In 2023, after more than 20 years of expertise in IT, Vanessa chose to move closer to the operational sectors in order to leverage her 360° skills between IT, Business, and Leadership. She is currently the head of “Organizational Transformation”, responsible for optimizing the organization and operational processes of the back office (>500 employees).

Passionate about knowledge transfer and intergenerational connections, she is also a mentor for “SwissTecLadies” and “Coding Club for Girls”, sharing her experience and knowledge with the next generation of technology enthusiasts.

Event Agenda

16:00 Welcome & Showcase Tech4Eva

Speaker: Lan Zuo Gillet, Program Director, Tech4Eva and Deputy Managing Director, EPFL Innovation Park

16:05 Showcase Tech4Eva Start-up - bringing solutions to the workplace

Wellness, Pelvic and Mental Health: Cosm Medical, hormona, Vital Start Health

Reproductive & Maternal Health: VivoSensMedical, Babyndex, CareNX, Galena Innovations, Harmonia Healthcare

Prevention: Mamotest, Endocure, cc Diagnostics, Calico Biosystems, HeroSupport, Luna by Ablatus, DeepLook Medical, Namida

Healthy Aging/Menopause: SinReglas

16:30 Wellbeing Trends and Spotlight on Women's Health Issues and Effect at the Workplace

Speakers: Ellen Kocher, Accredited Corporate Wellness Consultant, Promotion Santé

16:45 Panel "How organizations achieve workplace wellbeing for women"

Speakers: Vanessa Bensemhoun, Management member & Head of Organizational Transformation, Groupe Mutuel and more to be announced soon

17:00 Meet & Greet: offers valuable resources and networking opportunities with the founders and Promotion Santé Suisse

17:55 Closing Remarks: Reveal "Takeaway Toolkit"

Time zone CET - agenda subject to changes

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