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Tuesday June
13th 2023

The first global action-oriented summit to close the gap


Since 2019, SISTA is on a mission to nurture a new generation of leaders to reduce the gaps in funding. “Count women to make them count” is our mantra. Data, community, and education are our pillars.

The SISTA Summit is the initiative of an inspiring bunch (SISTA’s board). Together they have joined forces to create a powerful and mind-changing summit.

This is an ambitious summit with an international outreach under the high patronage of the French President, bringing together a multi-disciplinary group of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, multi- and next generation audacious thinkers, who are aiming to help emerged a diversified ecosystem of leaders.

attend the sista summit

Join a committed international community gathered
for a day to make the tech ecosystem more inclusive and diverse


Yena Young
Founder of Plastique Fantastique
Justine Cassell
Research Director of INRIA
Clara Chappaz
Director of the French Tech Mission


Céline Lazorthes Co-President SISTA

Tatiana Jama Co-President SISTA 

Valentine de Lasteyrie – Co-founder of SISTA & CEO of Albingia

Agnes Hurstel – Actress & Director

Charlie Perreau – Head of the Start-up department – Les Echos (Moderator)

Leila Hamidou – Managing Director & Partner – Boston Consulting Group

Clara Chappaz – Director of the French Tech Mission

Alexia Reiss – Executive Director – SISTA

Tatiana Jama – Co-founder and Co-president of SISTA & SISTAFUND (Moderator)

Sofia Lambrou – Co-founder & Head of Design Bolk

Yena Young – Founder of Plastique is Fantastique

Pascal Huguet – Research Director in Cognitive Science – CNRS

Nathalie Kornhoff-Brüls – Managing Director – Growth at Eurazeo

Cédric O – Former Secretary of State for Digital (Moderator)

Samantha Cristoforetti – First European woman astronaut to command the ISS

Sabine Klauke – CTO of Airbus

Hélène Huby – Co-Founder & CEO at The Exploration Company

Amy Lewin – Editor Sifted, covering startups and tech

Thando Hopa – Model, activist, and lawyer 

Céline Lazorthes – Co-founder and co-president of SISTA & Founder of Resilience Care (Moderator)

Alexandre Lebrun – Founder of Nabla & – AI expert

Justine Cassell – Research Director, Inria

Stéphane Pallez – SISTA’s Board of Directors Member & President of FDJ Group (Moderator)

Johann Rivalland – Head UBS Wealth Management France

Jalil Chikhi – EMEA Android Partnerships, Managing Director Google

Hala Fadel – Managing Director – Growth at Eurazeo

Louise Aubery – Content Creator & Entrepreneur

Fatoumata Ly – SISTA’s Board of Directors Member & CEO Ninti (Moderator)

Fatemeh Jailani – COO of Singa

Neel Shah – Chief Medical Officer of Maven Clinic & Founder of the nonprofit Costs of Care

Trisha Shetty – Founder of SheSays India & President Steering Committee, Paris Peace Forum

Sébastien Garcin – Entrepreneur & Author of Heracles Newsletter

Jean-Noël Barrot – Minister for Digital Transition and Telecommunications

SISTA board of directors

Kee-Yoon KIM – Singer

Jérôme Pichon – Guitarist

Enzo Derlon – Pianist

Frantxoa Erreçarret – Drums

the (un)bias project

Science meets art to create a unique and immersive experience inspired by the Harvard Implicit Test and aims at bridging that gap, by bringing those unconscious biases to the attention of the conscious mind.


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Together to close the gap!