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

25 Jan 2020

The Robert Boyle Winter School 25 January 2020

The Robert Boyle Winter School takes place at the RDS Dublin on Saturday January 25th 2020 on... > More

29 Feb 2020

Engineers Week 2020

STEPS Engineers Week 2020 runs from 29 February – 6 March.2020. Engineering organisations and... > More


Wits Member Profiles

  • Dr Sandra Collins is the Director of the National Library of Ireland. The NLI collects and makes available the recorded memory of Ireland, caring for more than 10 million items, including books, newspapers, manuscripts, ephemera, photographs, websites and digital media. Sandra is originally a... > 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

  • Adeleh Mohammadi is a PhD candidate in civil engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway. Adeleh is the post-graduate representative of equality, diversity & inclusion unit of the college of engineering and science communication officer in Ryan institute. She is interested in... > 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

  • Professor Regina Connolly is the first female Professor of Information Systems in Ireland. She has served on the expert eCommerce advisory group for Dublin Chamber of Commerce, which has advised national government on strategic digital transformation. Her work on development of connected... > 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

  • 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 Lara Cutlar is Vice-Chair of WITS. She completed her PhD at UCD in the summer of 2015, and is continuing that work on a non-viral gene therapy for a terrible skin fragility condition, called Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB). She is project manager at Amryt Pharma and often... > Read more

  • Dr Jaine Blayney studied Mathematics at the University of Oxford, then undertook a MSc and PhD in Bioinformatics at the University of Ulster. This was followed by bioinformatics post-doctoral research at University of Ulster and Queen’s University of Belfast. She is currently a Lecturer in... > 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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    • Dr Sandra Collins is the Director of the National Library of Ireland. The NLI collects and makes available the recorded memory of Ireland, caring for more than 10 million items, including books,... > 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

    • Adeleh Mohammadi is a PhD candidate in civil engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway. Adeleh is the post-graduate representative of equality, diversity & inclusion unit of the... > 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

    • Professor Regina Connolly is the first female Professor of Information Systems in Ireland. She has served on the expert eCommerce advisory group for Dublin Chamber of Commerce, which has advised... > 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

    • 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 Lara Cutlar is Vice-Chair of WITS. She completed her PhD at UCD in the summer of 2015, and is continuing that work on a non-viral gene therapy for a terrible skin fragility condition, called... > Read more

    • Dr Jaine Blayney studied Mathematics at the University of Oxford, then undertook a MSc and PhD in Bioinformatics at the University of Ulster. This was followed by bioinformatics post-doctoral... > 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

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