Women in Technology and Science
IRELAND

What We Do?

Advocating

Advocating for change, speaking with and for women in STEM, developing and improving policy and practice for us all.

Acting

Campaigning and collaborating with other like-minded groups to inform and educate about women’s participation in STEM.

Connecting

Connecting members from students to professionals, from life sciences to engineering, in industry and academia.

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WITS at a Glance

WITS key features: Founded 1990 by Mary Mulvihill science journalist (1959-2015). We aim to recruit, retain, return, revere and remember women in STEM. Our members are of all ages, from STEM... > More

Upcoming

04 Jul 2020

Soapbox Science Galway 4 July 2020

Soapbox Science brings top female academics to their soapboxes to talk science with the public... > More

20 Jul 2020

Racism in Science and Society 20 July 2020

Join WITS in an online discussion with author Angela Saini who will discuss racism in science,... > More


Wits Member Profiles

  • Dr Veronica Sofianos is an Assistant Professor (Ad Astra Fellow) at the University College Dublin. Veronica has a BSc in Materials Science, a MSc in Materials Science and Technology and a PhD in Chemistry. She has been in academic teaching and research positions in Chemistry, Physics and most... > Read more

  • Orla Sherwood is a PhD student in Plant Biology and studies programmed cell death in the Irish crops, barley and ryegrass. She studies how these plants grow in elevated CO2 levels to anticipate how climate change stresses will affect plant survival in waterlogged conditions. Orla is funded... > Read more

  • Amber is a Blockchain engineer in Citi’s Innovation Lab in Dublin, where she designs and builds systems to make the financial ecosystem more inclusive and trustworthy through greater openness, transparency and integrity. Having qualified with a BA, BAI and MAI in Computer Engineering from > Read more

  • Maria Delaney is an award-winning freelance science and health journalist, as well as a passionate science communicator. She was on the WITS Exec for 2.5 years, and chaired the policy sub-committee during the development of the WITS Action Manifesto. She is hoping to help change the gender... > Read more

  • Vicky Twomey-Lee is a software engineer, but can be found nowadays organising community tech workshops and events with a focus on advocating diversity in the tech community. She has managed the Python Ireland user group since mid-May 2005, and chaired four annual Irish Python conference, PyCon... > Read more

  • Dr Catherine Mooney is an Assistant Professor in the UCD School of Computer Science and a member of the Executive Committee of WITS. Her research is in the area of machine learning based biomedical systems that support clinical decision making. > Read more

  • Dr Jane O’Hara has a PhD in Molecular Biology, and after her lab days went on to work in Science Education. She is currently working in Trinity College Dublin, on a project that brings technology into school classrooms through teacher education. Jane has also started organising WITS book... > Read more

  • Dr Lara Cutlar is Vice-Chair of WITS. She completed her PhD at UCD in the summer of 2015, and is continuing that work on a non-viral gene therapy for a terrible skin fragility condition, called Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB). She is project manager at Amryt Pharma and often... > Read more

  • Jane Grimson was the first woman to graduate in Engineering from the University of Dublin, Trinity College and is a Past President of Engineers Ireland and the Irish Academy of Engineering. Jane is an honorary member of WITS and gave the 2016 Mary Mulvihill lecture Targets, quotas, carrots and... > Read more

  • Charlotte Lucas is a final year undergraduate studying Biomedical Science in NUI Galway. She has a keen interest in product development and innovation. She has been involved in projects centered around plastic reduction and sustainability in a corporate environment, a Medtech innovation bootcamp... > Read more

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    • Dr Veronica Sofianos is an Assistant Professor (Ad Astra Fellow) at the University College Dublin. Veronica has a BSc in Materials Science, a MSc in Materials Science and Technology and a PhD in... > Read more

    • Orla Sherwood is a PhD student in Plant Biology and studies programmed cell death in the Irish crops, barley and ryegrass. She studies how these plants grow in elevated CO2 levels to anticipate... > Read more

    • Amber is a Blockchain engineer in Citi’s Innovation Lab in Dublin, where she designs and builds systems to make the financial ecosystem more inclusive and trustworthy through greater openness,... > Read more

    • Maria Delaney is an award-winning freelance science and health journalist, as well as a passionate science communicator. She was on the WITS Exec for 2.5 years, and chaired the policy... > Read more

    • Vicky Twomey-Lee is a software engineer, but can be found nowadays organising community tech workshops and events with a focus on advocating diversity in the tech community. She has managed the... > Read more

    • Dr Catherine Mooney is an Assistant Professor in the UCD School of Computer Science and a member of the Executive Committee of WITS. Her research is in the area of machine learning based... > Read more

    • Dr Jane O’Hara has a PhD in Molecular Biology, and after her lab days went on to work in Science Education. She is currently working in Trinity College Dublin, on a project that brings... > Read more

    • Dr Lara Cutlar is Vice-Chair of WITS. She completed her PhD at UCD in the summer of 2015, and is continuing that work on a non-viral gene therapy for a terrible skin fragility condition, called... > Read more

    • Jane Grimson was the first woman to graduate in Engineering from the University of Dublin, Trinity College and is a Past President of Engineers Ireland and the Irish Academy of Engineering. Jane... > Read more

    • Charlotte Lucas is a final year undergraduate studying Biomedical Science in NUI Galway. She has a keen interest in product development and innovation. She has been involved in projects centered... > Read more

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      Some of our corporate members

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