Corporate Members

WITS is proud to have the support of the following corporate members:

An Cosan

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An Cosan is celebrating 30 years in Community Education this year. Our
mission is to eradicate poverty through education and we do this by
working with people from nought to ninety years of age on a range of
early years, basic, further and higher education programmes. We design
our programmes in direct response and collaboration with community
partners and participants we work alongside, and provide numerous
supports to ensure success; these include access to quality affordable
early years services for children, evidence based parenting programmes
for parents, counselling, academic mentoring and access to a range of
instructional materials including cutting edge ICT that is often cost
prohibitive for people coming back to education. We are developing a
range of STEM programmes for women in collaboration with big tech
partners like Xilinx, Accenture and IBM in order to provide our
participants with opportunities for job bridging and industry mentoring,
and have won national awards for our work in this area.

Accenture

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Accenture is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, with capabilities in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. We help organisations maximize their performance and achieve their vision. In Ireland over 45 years, we employ over 1900 people at our Dublin campus which includes our offices in the heart of Silicon Docks at Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Plaza and 7 Hanover Quay.

We are deeply committed to a diverse workforce and nearly half (45%) of the Irish workforce is female and 44% of our graduate intake last year (2014) were female. We are also members of the 30% Club, CWIT (Connecting women in Technology), Silicon Republic’s Women Invent Tomorrow initiative which champions the role of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and we annually host Ireland’s largest International Women’s Day event.

Examples of our gender equality initiatives include:
Accent on Women Programme
A gender-diverse workplace leads to a high performance workforce. This is why Accenture and its leadership team continually focus on gender diversity as part of our overall high performance business strategy. Accenture is very proud of our Accent on Women (AoW) Programme which is a community and support network for women in Accenture. See more at www.accenture.com/ie-en/company-women

Being Greater Than
We want to lead when it comes to Gender Equality. Inclusion starts with a big ambition and is achieved by many small acts. It is an unwavering focus on diversity in everything that we do. We have a significant opportunity to influence society through our actions, role models and commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment. Being Greater Than. See more at www.accenture.ie/beinggreaterthan

Women on Walls
Women on Walls is a campaign by Accenture in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy that seeks to make women leaders visible through a series of commissioned portraits that will create a lasting cultural legacy for Ireland in 2016. See more at www.accenture.com/womenonwalls

Science Gallery Dublin

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A groundbreaking initiative by Trinity College Dublin, Science Gallery first opened its doors in 2008. To date,
over 1.5 million people have experienced 28 unique Science Gallery exhibitions,ranging from living art experiments to material science and from the future of the human species to the future of play.

The gallery has created a loyal following of visitors and has built a strong community through an ever-changing programme. The programme is fuelled by the expertise of scientists, researchers, students, artists, designers, inventors, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs, creating a unique model of engagement with science, aimed particularly at the hard-to-reach 15–25 year age group. Science Gallery is focused on providing programmes and experiences that allow visitors to participate and facilitate social connections, while always providing an element of surprise.

Admission: Free
Location: The Naughton Institute, Pearse Street, Trinity College, Dublin 2

ESB

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ESB is Ireland’s foremost energy company. Through innovation, expertise and investment, we are leading the way in developing smart and sustainable energy systems to meet the demands of modern life.

As Ireland’s leading energy company, ESB operates right across the electricity market: from generation, creating cleaner power using various technologies including wind, thermal and hydro: through transmission and distribution, building smarter networks using smart meters and smart grids, through to supply, building sustainable and competitive energy solutions including ECars. In addition we supply gas and use our networks to carry fibre for telecommunications and more.

Our staff are among the best in the world, and are recognised globally for their skills in the energy sector. We strive to attract and retain the best in technical expertise and we work to promote careers in technology through our partnerships with Engineers Ireland and Science Gallery.

Siliconrepublic

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Since 2002, Siliconrepublic has embraced its mission to be Ireland’s No 1 resource for technology news. Today it is read by over 250,000 people each month.

Its award-winning team of journalists have chronicled the growing technology landscape in Ireland diligently and now every week thousands of readers from Ireland and Europe, Silicon Valley and the rest of the world, come to Siliconrepublic to be informed on vital issues affecting the technology business, start-ups, academia, CIOs and IT decision makers, as well as emerging areas like innovation and discovery, green tech and the digital lifestyle.

Siliconrepublic established the Women Invent Tomorrow campaign (March 2013-2015) to champion the role of women in science, technology,engineering and maths.

Growth Potential

Growth Potential is committed to helping organisations to grow and reach their full potential through business and executive coaching.

We believe that organisations are the best architects of their own solutions and that a coaching approach enables organisations to use their talent more effectively by building on the strengths of their people. We support organisations in:

-Strategy Development
-Feasibility Studies & Commercial Analysis
-Problem Solving
-Inclusion & Diversity
-Executive Coaching

Our role is to support you by asking the right questions and empowering teams and individuals to define and create the future, using proven approaches and methodologies, where appropriate.