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 Sep 2020

Salary Negotiation Workshops 29 September 2020

WITS and Gendelity are delighted to offer WITS members a discount for this Gendelity online... > More

28 Oct 2020

Future Human 29-30 October 2020

29-30 October 2020 Future Human, Dublin and Online. This is the World's first major Hybrid... > More


Wits Member Profiles

  • Mary Carroll is a Business Strategist and Coach, who started her career in design engineering and has held management consulting and senior management roles in engineering and business development. Mary is a former WITS Chair and has also worked for international aid organisations. Since 2010,... > Read more

  • Ciara Beausang is pursuing a PhD on the topic of agri-food waste valorisation in the bioeconomy in the School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, University College Dublin. She is also a member of the An Taisce Climate Committee. > 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

  • Dr Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain is an Assistant Professor in the UCD School of Mathematics & Statistics and a member of the Executive Committee of WITS. A graduate of Theoretical Physics from UCD, Aoibhinn taught Mathematics, Physics, Applied Mathematics & Science at second level before commencing... > 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

  • Dr Marion Palmer is an experienced academic and higher education manager, former WITS Chair and a long-term member of the Executive Committee of WITS. She was head of the Department of Technology and Psychology at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT). Her research... > 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

  • Oonagh Monahan is the founder and principal consultant at Alpha Omega Consultants, based in Leitrim. The main areas of activity are food business development, research project management and women in business networks. She works as a facilitator, trainer, mentor and consultant across the... > Read more

  • Sheelagh worked in hotel management in London and Ireland for over a decade after graduating from Shannon College of Hotel Management, including running her family business. Her career changed direction in 1998, entering the field of community development and from there moving into the public... > 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

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    • Mary Carroll is a Business Strategist and Coach, who started her career in design engineering and has held management consulting and senior management roles in engineering and business... > Read more

    • Ciara Beausang is pursuing a PhD on the topic of agri-food waste valorisation in the bioeconomy in the School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, University College Dublin. She is also a member of... > 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

    • Dr Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain is an Assistant Professor in the UCD School of Mathematics & Statistics and a member of the Executive Committee of WITS. A graduate of Theoretical Physics from UCD,... > 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

    • Dr Marion Palmer is an experienced academic and higher education manager, former WITS Chair and a long-term member of the Executive Committee of WITS. She was head of the Department of Technology... > 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

    • Oonagh Monahan is the founder and principal consultant at Alpha Omega Consultants, based in Leitrim. The main areas of activity are food business development, research project management and women... > Read more

    • Sheelagh worked in hotel management in London and Ireland for over a decade after graduating from Shannon College of Hotel Management, including running her family business. Her career changed... > 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

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      Some of our corporate members

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