Mieke Verloo is Professor at Radboud, and Non-Residential Permanent Fellow at the IWM, Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. She is the winner of the 2015 ECPG Gender and Politics Career Achievement Award. She was scientific director of large research projects on gender equality policymaking in Europe (see www.mageeq.net and www.quing.eu) and has extensive consultancy and training experience on gender mainstreaming and intersectionality for several European governments and institutions. She published the edited volume on Varieties of opposition to gender equality in Europe (2018), and the special issue ‘The feminist project under threat in Europe” in Politics and Governance, co-edited with David Paternotte. Her current work is on the complex relationship between democracy and gender+ equality, on understanding gender regimes, and on gendered body politics.
Prof. Dr Beatrice Beck Schimmer is full professor of anesthesiology at the University of Zürich (UZH). Currently she is Vice President Medicine at the UZH and in charge of the leadership and management of the Faculty of Medicine together with the dean and deputy dean. She is responsible for the strategic development of academic medicine at UZH in cooperation with the ETH Zurich and the four University hospitals in Zurich. Previously, she held the role of Vice Dean for Academic Career Development and Equal Opportunities at the Faculty of Medicine of the UZH.<br /> She studied human medicine at the University of Bern and gained her habilitation at the University of Zurich in 2003. From 2005 to 2018, she was Chief of Service at the Department of Anesthesiology at the UniversityHospital Zurich. She has been a full professor of anesthesiology since 2009.