Femmes de tech


Here, portraits of inspiring women will be added regularly, with the aim of encouraging every young woman to dare to embrace a technological career and to provide their vision and their experiences to the Academy.

The Academy of Technologies shares the general observation of a lack of attractiveness of technological careers among young women and of the under-representation of female experts in technology-related fields. It is committed to helping reduce this deficit, which results in a loss of opportunities for many talented women and deprives society of the diversity of their views on these issues.

The "Technology and Gender Diversity" Mission set up in 2019 thus aims to strengthen the contributions and visibility of women in the world of technology. The Academy, a pioneer in its field, has adopted a charter for parity that sets out its internal objectives for 2025, and plans in particular to move its own bodies and operating methods towards parity. (Here is a link to the charter)

The National Academy of Technologies of France, in its efforts to highlight the gender issue and promote a more inclusive world of technology, presents Women of the Tech industry.


Each month, an academician invites you to meet a young woman engaged in a technological career, who has accepted to answer the Châtelet questionnaire

Emilie chatelet


Woman of Letters, Mathematician, Physician

1706 - 1749


The questionnaire to which the Femmes de tech answer is a variant of Proust's questionnaire, so named not because Marcel Proust would have lost his way in the Paris metro, but in memory of Emilie du Chatelet, woman of letters, mathematician and physicist, renowned for his translation of Newton's Principia Mathematica and the dissemination of Leibniz's physical work. She was a member of the Academy of Sciences of the Institute of Bologna. Emilie du Chatelet led a free and fulfilled life in the Enlightenment and published a speech on happiness.