Women in Photonics Panel and Luncheon

Wednesday, 25th September 2024: 12.30pm – 2pm

Empowerment Bridge: Taking Cognizance from Leading Ladies in Photonics and Optics

Join us for a special event that honors and celebrates professional women in the dynamic fields of optics and photonics. Discover the remarkable achievements and innovative ideas of female mentors and role models, and seize the chance to network with fellow participants and potential mentors.

Engage in a thought-provoking panel discussion featuring distinguished speakers from academia and industry. They will share their insights and visions on promoting fairness in the workplace, discuss the challenges they’ve overcome, and reveal invaluable lessons from their journeys. This event is your opportunity to be inspired and to foster mentorship opportunities that drive gender diversity within the photonics and optics industry.

After the panel, enjoy a networking lunch designed to facilitate meaningful connections and the exchange of ideas. The lunch is sponsored by OPTICA.

Don’t miss out on this inclusive and empowering experience. Register your interest when you sign up for ECOC online. This event is open to all registered attendees of ECOC.

Panel Members

  • Prof. Dr. Camille-Sophie Bres, Physicist and Professor at EPFL Switzerland
  • Dr. Myriam Recha, Consulting Account Lead at Google
  • Dr. Claudia Hoessbacher, CEO Polariton
  • To Be Completed


  • Prof.in Dr. Anna Lena Schall-Giesecke, Fraunhofer IMS and University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Dr.-Ing. Elena Noeke, 1&1 Versatel Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Dr.-Ing. Anjali Sharma, University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Germany


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