Women in Technology and Science
IRELAND

What We Do?

Advocating

Speaking for and with women in STEM, developing and improving policy and practice for us all.

Acting

Campaigning for and with women in STEM to inform and educate about women’s participation in STEM.

Connecting

Women in STEM from students to professions, from the life sciences to computing and engineering and in business 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

30 Nov 2019

WITS AGM 2019

The next WITS AGM takes place on Saturday 30 November 2019 at which time current WITS members... > More

15 Dec 2019

Wiki Science Competition 2019

Show off your Science! The international science photography competition returns to Ireland... > More


Wits Member Profiles

  • 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. 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

  • Magaly V. Mora is a quality professional with experience in manufacturing and validations environments of electronic products and medical devices and a member of the Executive Committee of WITS. She studied Electronics and Communications Engineering and a Master of Science with specialisation in... > 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

  • 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

  • Professor Regina Connolly is the first female Professor of Information Systems in Ireland. She has served on the expert eCommerce advisory group for Dublin Chamber of Commerce, which has advised national government on strategic digital transformation. Her work on development of connected... > 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

  • 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

  • Dr Sandra Collins is the Director of the National Library of Ireland. The NLI collects and makes available the recorded memory of Ireland, caring for more than 10 million items, including books, newspapers, manuscripts, ephemera, photographs, websites and digital media. Sandra is originally a... > 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

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    • 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. 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

    • Magaly V. Mora is a quality professional with experience in manufacturing and validations environments of electronic products and medical devices and a member of the Executive Committee of WITS.... > 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

    • 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

    • Professor Regina Connolly is the first female Professor of Information Systems in Ireland. She has served on the expert eCommerce advisory group for Dublin Chamber of Commerce, which has advised... > 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

    • 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

    • Dr Sandra Collins is the Director of the National Library of Ireland. The NLI collects and makes available the recorded memory of Ireland, caring for more than 10 million items, including books,... > 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

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      Inspiring Women Interviews

      Some of our corporate members

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