Prof. Colette Guillopé

Prof. Colette Guillopé graduated in Mathematics and obtained her doctorate in Applied Mathematics (Université Paris XI).
She worked at CNRS at the Université Paris XI in Orsay as scientific researcher specialist in partial differential equations problems arising in Fluid Mechanics.
She later became full professor at the Université Paris XII (now named Université Paris-Est Créteil), where she currently is emerita professor.
She has been successively president of the French associations femmes et mathématiques (Women and Mathematics) and Femmes & Sciences (Women and Science). She has also been in charge of parity in her university for 5 years. In 2011, she contributed to the creation of the association CPED (Standing Conference of Officers for Equality and Diversity in Higher Education and Research Institutions), which today has as members more than 80 institutions of higher education in France.
Other than partial differential equations problems for Fluid Mechanics, her expertise is geared toward the promotion of girls and women in fields where they are very few and also deals with gender-based violence in higher education and research, i.e. one of the reasons women may drop out of these fields.