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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Upcoming
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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

12 Sep 2019

Women in Tech Dublin Sep 2019

WITS is delighted to be a supporter and contributor to the conference. Unleash your challenger... > More

14 Sep 2019

Healthcare & STEM Careers Forum Galway, 14 September 2019

WITS is running its successful Healthcare and STEM Career Forum in Galway on Saturday 14... > More


Wits Member Profiles

  • Úna Parsons is Head of the School of Engineering & Design in IT Sligo since April 2017. She is an experienced and award-winning Chartered Engineer and held the post of Head of the Department of Mechanical & Electronic Engineering at IT Sligo since 2012. Her association with the college... > Read more

  • 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

  • Dr. Catherine Cronin is Strategic Education Developer at the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Holding degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Women’s Studies, Catherine recently completed her PhD in the area of Open Education.... > Read more

  • Susan Treacy is a Business Consultant specialising in healthcare and owner of Treacy Healthcare Consulting. Since completing her Masters in Medicine (Biomed. Sci.) in 1998 at Queen’s University she has worked in Pathology laboratories in Ireland and Australia. She then moved into the business... > Read more

  • Dr Norah Patten is a Scientist-Astronaut candidate with Project PoSSUM and is the founder of Planet Zebunar; a start-up company in Ireland which is driven to inspire the next generation of engineers, astronauts and scientists. In 2016, Norah participated in the New Frontiers Entrepreneur... > Read more

  • Fardus Sultan is a PhD Candidate-Fiosraigh Scholar, MSc Cyberpsychology holder and Co-founder and Director of FarendNet Ltd, an IT consultancy company. Fardus is also a member of the WITS Web Sub-Committee. As a Politics and Arabic graduate from the UCD, a holder of iDTP Master Diploma in... > Read more

  • Lisa Cavern is an IT professional and Business Analyst with Version 1, where she helps clients maximise the business benefits of technology projects. Before moving into the IT sector, Lisa worked in science and maths education, and later in the community sector. Lisa loves learning and sharing... > Read more

  • Catherine Sturgeon BEng, CEng, MIEI; I am a Chartered Civil Engineer from UCC, my background has been mostly in civil engineering design and construction. My most recent construction role was as part of the Luas Cross City Project managing the diversion works in Dublin City Centre. I am now... > Read more

  • From basic scientific studies in Africa, Nicaise developed a strong passion for technology and innovation. This led her to pursue telecommunications engineering studies in France and a career as an IT professional in the transportation sector first in France, and then Ireland, where she works... > 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

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    • Úna Parsons is Head of the School of Engineering & Design in IT Sligo since April 2017. She is an experienced and award-winning Chartered Engineer and held the post of Head of the Department of... > Read more

    • 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

    • Dr. Catherine Cronin is Strategic Education Developer at the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Holding degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Systems... > Read more

    • Susan Treacy is a Business Consultant specialising in healthcare and owner of Treacy Healthcare Consulting. Since completing her Masters in Medicine (Biomed. Sci.) in 1998 at Queen’s University... > Read more

    • Dr Norah Patten is a Scientist-Astronaut candidate with Project PoSSUM and is the founder of Planet Zebunar; a start-up company in Ireland which is driven to inspire the next generation of... > Read more

    • Fardus Sultan is a PhD Candidate-Fiosraigh Scholar, MSc Cyberpsychology holder and Co-founder and Director of FarendNet Ltd, an IT consultancy company. Fardus is also a member of the WITS Web... > Read more

    • Lisa Cavern is an IT professional and Business Analyst with Version 1, where she helps clients maximise the business benefits of technology projects. Before moving into the IT sector, Lisa worked... > Read more

    • Catherine Sturgeon BEng, CEng, MIEI; I am a Chartered Civil Engineer from UCC, my background has been mostly in civil engineering design and construction. My most recent construction role was as... > Read more

    • From basic scientific studies in Africa, Nicaise developed a strong passion for technology and innovation. This led her to pursue telecommunications engineering studies in France and a career as... > 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

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      Inspiring Women Interviews

      Some of our corporate members

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