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December 2, 2020
Basel, Basel-Stadt (de)

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Basel, Basel-Stadt (de), 4058
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Anita Riecher-Rössler

Anita Riecher-Rössler is Professor emerita of Psychiatry at the University of Basel, Switzerland. She has specialised in psychiatry, psychotherapy/psychoanalysis, consultation/liaison psychiatry and gerontopsychiatry. In 1998, she was the first woman to be appointed to a full chair for psychiatry in a German-speaking country. Her research interests include mental disorders in women and early detection of psychosis. Currently she is Editor-in-Chief of the “Archives of Women’s Mental Health”. According to Web of Science 2020 she belongs to the most highly cited researchers of the world. Anita is a mother of twins and loves gardening, rowing, hiking, cycling and traveling.

Cinzia Donato

Cinzia Donato is a cancer biologist. In high school, she chose to study cancer biology when she realized “cancer acts like a domino; if you take the right piece away, you can stop the chain of command”. Cinzia was trained in biomedical biotechnology in Italy, her home country then, moved to the Netherlands to specialize in cancer and stem cells, and lastly to Switzerland where she completed her PhD at the University of Basel and published her work on the generation forces of cancer metastasis

Jennifer Cain Birkmose

Jennifer is passionate about building high performance teams by unleashing the talent and potential in every individual at the table. She is currently training and performing Improv Comedy with Second City and is bridging the YES AND mindset into the business world.

Rebecca Ivey

Rebecca is a behavioural scientist and a director at the World Economic Forum. She has spent over 10 years promoting new ideas and advocating for change in our economic systems. She is passionate about understanding the role of history and culture in how we live and work today and experimenting with three questions: How does change happen? How do leaders learn? And, how can we build a future together that people are included in and excited about, not afraid of?

Shravya Shetty

Shravya is a Director and an Engineering Lead at Google Health. In this role, she leads novel and impactful applications of machine learning to improve patient outcomes. Prior to her current role, she spent over a decade in other areas of research and applications of machine learning at scale in areas like open domain question answering, information retrieval, handwriting and fingerprint analysis.

Stephanie Pearson

Stephanie is a teacher, activist, and author with a passion for implementing changes within equality through her involvement with the modern day civil rights movement. She founded The Black Education Project Limited, which provides teaching materials for schools to assist them with incorporating Black History into their classrooms while still meeting the National Curriculum objectives. She has been teaching for 8 years ago and she released her debut collection, ‘Black: There Are No Rules in Poetry’, in October 2020

Organizing team


Basel, Switzerland
  • Rachel Spriggens