Académie des technologies

Women in Tech

The “Women in Tech” network brings together young women who are sponsored by a Fellow of the National Academy of Technologies of France. The network is regularly updated and showcases these inspiring women who want to encourage young women to embark on a career in technology and who are also keen to share their views and experiences with each other and with the academy.  


The questionnaire answered by the Women of Tech is a variant of the Proust questionnaire, named not because Marcel Proust got lost in the Paris metro, but in memory of Emilie du Chatelet, a woman of letters, mathematician and physicist, renowned for her translation of Newton's Principia Mathematica and the dissemination of Leibniz's physics work. She was a member of the Academy of Sciences of the Bologna Institute. Emilie du Chatelet led a free and fulfilled life during the era of the Enlightenment and published a speech on happiness.

Emilie Du Chatelet

Woman of letters, mathematician and physicist

1706 - 1749