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

26 Mar 2019

Building a Career as a Woman in STEM UCD 26 March 2019

WITS is delighted to partner with UCD Women+ in STEM Student Network on 'Building a Career as a... > More

31 May 2019

ELITE-S Fellowships ICT Standardisation

ELITE-S FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME 1st Call ICT standards play an essential role in achieving... > More


Wits Member Profiles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. 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

  • 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

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    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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. 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

    • 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

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      Inspiring Women Interviews

      Some of our corporate members

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