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 Jan 2019

Understanding Unconscious Bias 30 Jan 2019

Understanding Unconscious Bias is an event for students and WITS members. It will take place in... > More

16 Feb 2019

Healthcare & STEM Careers Forum 16 February 2019

Are you planning your STEM career? Are you looking to develop your career in healthcare and... > More


Wits Member Profiles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Pauline McCaffrey is a Senior Manager and certified Technology Architect with Accenture. She has twelve years’ experience with Accenture working with various clients in the Public and Private Sectors in Ireland and abroad. She has experience across all stages IT solution development... > 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

  • 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

  • Orla Sherwood is a Masters student in Science Communication, having previously completed a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular biology and a member of the Executive Committee of WITS. During her undergraduate degree, she was very involved in student life acting as treasurer of both UCD Science... > 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

  • 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

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    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 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

    • Pauline McCaffrey is a Senior Manager and certified Technology Architect with Accenture. She has twelve years’ experience with Accenture working with various clients in the Public and Private... > 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

    • 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

    • Orla Sherwood is a Masters student in Science Communication, having previously completed a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular biology and a member of the Executive Committee of WITS. During her... > 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

    • 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

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      Inspiring Women Interviews

      Some of our corporate members

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