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

29 Feb 2020

Engineers Week 2020

STEPS Engineers Week 2020 runs from 29 February – 6 March.2020. Engineering organisations and... > More

29 Feb 2020

SISTEM2020 29 February 2020

SISTEM2020 runs in the O’Brien Centre for Science at UCD on Saturday 29 February 2020. > More


Wits Member Profiles

  • Kate Reidy is a final year undergraduate and Foundation Scholar of TCD studying Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials (NPCAM). She is involved in science communication and outreach within the college as Editor of the Trinity Student Scientific Review Journal and has also... > Read more

  • Laura is a PhD candidate in optical engineering at UCD and a graduate of the TCD-UCD Innovation Academy. She is actively involved in education, outreach and public engagement; including Dublin Maker (co-organiser), the UCD Student Chapter, SPIE Education & Future Leaders Committee and... > Read more

  • Dr. Fiona Boyle is the Center manager for the AgriTech Centre of Excellence at IT Tralee. Fiona has a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology from NUI Galway, a MSc in Biomedical Science from University of Ulster Coleraine & a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology from NUI Galway. Fiona is an experienced & results... > Read more

  • Dr Andrea C Johnson is a member of the Executive Committee of WITS. Andrea graduated from University College Cork, with a PhD in Computer Science. She is a passionate advocate of women in technology and was an early adopter of Teenturn. She has a special interest in the mentorship and... > Read more

  • Julie Hogan has been elected Chair of WITS for 2018-2019. She studied Electronics Engineering in NIHE Limerick, and has been working in R&D for the past 26 years in Ireland and abroad. Currently, she runs a small R&D team in Memjet Ireland, Dublin, with a team of 13 scientists and engineers (4... > Read more

  • Fatemeh is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin. She received her PhD in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin, in June 2018, which was funded by Science Foundation Ireland. Her current research focus is on developing AI-based algorithms to... > 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

  • Marguerite Sayers is Managing Director of ESB Networks DAC. A native of Co. Kerry, she qualified as an Electrical/Electronic Engineer from UCC in 1991, and has worked in various managerial positions and locations throughout Ireland with ESB since graduating. Following senior roles as HR Manager,... > 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

  • Dr. Marie Barrett completed her PhD in Plant molecular biology in UCC and partly at the University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris. After completing her research Marie held several positions in the biotech/pharma industry as a technical sales specialist focusing in endotoxin texting and more... > Read more

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    • Kate Reidy is a final year undergraduate and Foundation Scholar of TCD studying Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials (NPCAM). She is involved in science communication and... > Read more

    • Laura is a PhD candidate in optical engineering at UCD and a graduate of the TCD-UCD Innovation Academy. She is actively involved in education, outreach and public engagement; including Dublin... > Read more

    • Dr. Fiona Boyle is the Center manager for the AgriTech Centre of Excellence at IT Tralee. Fiona has a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology from NUI Galway, a MSc in Biomedical Science from University of... > Read more

    • Dr Andrea C Johnson is a member of the Executive Committee of WITS. Andrea graduated from University College Cork, with a PhD in Computer Science. She is a passionate advocate of women in... > Read more

    • Julie Hogan has been elected Chair of WITS for 2018-2019. She studied Electronics Engineering in NIHE Limerick, and has been working in R&D for the past 26 years in Ireland and abroad. Currently,... > Read more

    • Fatemeh is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin. She received her PhD in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin, in June 2018, which was funded... > 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

    • Marguerite Sayers is Managing Director of ESB Networks DAC. A native of Co. Kerry, she qualified as an Electrical/Electronic Engineer from UCC in 1991, and has worked in various managerial... > 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

    • Dr. Marie Barrett completed her PhD in Plant molecular biology in UCC and partly at the University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris. After completing her research Marie held several positions in the... > Read more

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      Inspiring Women Interviews

      Some of our corporate members

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