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 Oct 2019

30 October 2019 Mary Mulvihill Lecture

Collecting and Keeping the National Memory. The 2019 Mary Mulvihill Lecture by Dr Sandra... > More

05 Nov 2019

International Simmons Leadership Conference 2019

Long recognized as the preeminent authority on women’s leadership, the Simmons Leadership... > More


Wits Member Profiles

  • Amber is a Blockchain engineer in Citi’s Innovation Lab in Dublin, where she designs and builds systems to make the financial ecosystem more inclusive and trustworthy through greater openness, transparency and integrity. Having qualified with a BA, BAI and MAI in Computer Engineering from > Read more

  • 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

  • Charlotte Lucas is a final year undergraduate studying Biomedical Science in NUI Galway. She has a keen interest in product development and innovation. She has been involved in projects centered around plastic reduction and sustainability in a corporate environment, a Medtech innovation bootcamp... > 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • After graduating from the School of Engineering in Trinity College, Katie joined the German industrial control and automation company Festo working as an Applications Engineer. Katie has worked on automation projects in a wide range of industries from BioPharma to Food & Beverage, Lab Automation... > Read more

  • Orla Sherwood is a PhD student in Plant Biology and studies programmed cell death in the Irish crops, barley and ryegrass. She studies how these plants grow in elevated CO2 levels to anticipate how climate change stresses will affect plant survival in waterlogged conditions. Orla is funded... > Read more

  • Dr Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain is an Assistant Professor in the UCD School of Mathematics & Statistics and a member of the Executive Committee of WITS. A graduate of Theoretical Physics from UCD, Aoibhinn taught Mathematics, Physics, Applied Mathematics & Science at second level before commencing... > 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

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    • Amber is a Blockchain engineer in Citi’s Innovation Lab in Dublin, where she designs and builds systems to make the financial ecosystem more inclusive and trustworthy through greater openness,... > Read more

    • 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

    • Charlotte Lucas is a final year undergraduate studying Biomedical Science in NUI Galway. She has a keen interest in product development and innovation. She has been involved in projects centered... > 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • After graduating from the School of Engineering in Trinity College, Katie joined the German industrial control and automation company Festo working as an Applications Engineer. Katie has worked on... > Read more

    • Orla Sherwood is a PhD student in Plant Biology and studies programmed cell death in the Irish crops, barley and ryegrass. She studies how these plants grow in elevated CO2 levels to anticipate... > Read more

    • Dr Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain is an Assistant Professor in the UCD School of Mathematics & Statistics and a member of the Executive Committee of WITS. A graduate of Theoretical Physics from UCD,... > 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

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      Inspiring Women Interviews

      Some of our corporate members

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