#WomenInvent: WITS Awarded 2014 Top Role Model for Advocacy

WITS was honoured on 30th June 2014 at the Silicon Republic Top 100 Women in STEM celebration at the Guinness Storehouse Dublin as the 2014 Top Role Model for Advocacy.

Marion Palmer, WITS Chair, with the #WomenInvent 2014 Top Role Model for Advocacy (Dublin, June 2014)

Marion Palmer, WITS Chair, with the #WomenInvent 2014 Top Role Model for Advocacy (Dublin, June 2014)

The award was presented by Professor Orla Feely of the Irish Research Council and a former WITS member. In the photo below we were joined by former Chairs Dr Eucharia Meehan Director of the Irish Research Council and Dr Ena Prosser and Susan McKenna-Lawlor who was also honoured.

WITS received the #WomenInvent 2014 Top Role Model for Advocacy (Dublin, June 2014)

WITS received the #WomenInvent 2014 Top Role Model for Advocacy (Dublin, June 2014)

Former WITS member Catherine Cronin was honoured as the social media role model and Joanne O’Riordan closed the event with an inspiring talk about Robbie the robot. The award recognises WITS nearly 25 years of work in supporting and encouraging women of all ages to enjoy working and learning in STEM science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Thanks to Silicon Republic for Women Invent Tomorrow #WomenInvent and to Ann O’Dea for her sterling support of Women in STEM.

WITS receive the 2014 Top Role Model for Advocacy Award (Dublin, June 2014)

WITS receive the 2014 Top Role Model for Advocacy Award (Dublin, June 2014)