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

31 May 2020

Maynooth University Certificate in Science 2020

Applications now open, closing date 31 May 2020 Are you over 21 and interested in science?... > More

07 Nov 2020

WITS 30th Anniversary Celebration

WITS 30th Anniversary Celebration WITS will be 30 years old this November 2020. There will be... > More


Wits Member Profiles

  • 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

  • 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

  • Anne-Marie is a bioanalytical scientist, with an interest in microbiology, immunodiagnostics and infection prevention. She has been a member of the WITS Ireland Executive since 2015. She has a BSc in Bioanalytical Science from ITT Dublin, a BA in International Relations from DCU and has worked... > 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

  • Jane Morgan, learnt her trade at a market-leading NASDAQ technology corporation where she worked with global teams from Boston to Billund, Paris to Providence, and Berlin to Bengaluru. She’s managed and developed new / established teams while guiding the strategy, development and marketing of... > 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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    • 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

    • 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

    • Anne-Marie is a bioanalytical scientist, with an interest in microbiology, immunodiagnostics and infection prevention. She has been a member of the WITS Ireland Executive since 2015. She has a BSc... > 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

    • Jane Morgan, learnt her trade at a market-leading NASDAQ technology corporation where she worked with global teams from Boston to Billund, Paris to Providence, and Berlin to Bengaluru. She’s... > 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 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

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      Inspiring Women Interviews

      Some of our corporate members

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