Champion
Fabiola Gianotti
Director-General, European Organization for Nuclear Research
Fabiola Gianotti

The International Gender Champions – Geneva provides an innovative platform for showing how very practical actions can have a direct impact on working conditions and perceptions. We need personal commitments to close gaps where they exist, to counter bias and to give everybody equal opportunities at all levels. It is a privilege to be part of the network and to help move forward the same opportunities for all.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • To host at least one annual event at CERN dealing with an important issue for women’s empowerment in science, engineering and technology.

  • To systematically include slides in the presentations of CERN to the visitors guests of the Director-General (close to 140 visits per year), on diversity at CERN and notably on gender equality, to outline CERN’s diversity policy and potentially influence other organizations by sharing a vision.