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 Sep 2019

Competition: Shape the Future - 3D printing

Shape the Future is a national 3D printing competition that aims to find a great idea on the... > More

30 Oct 2019

October 2019 Mary Mulvihill Lecture

WITS is delighted to announce that the 2019 Mary Mulvihill Lecture will be given by Dr Sandra... > 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

  • 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

  • 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 student in Trinity College Dublin studying the first stellar explosions and their progenitors as an awardee of the IRC postgraduate research award. Laura is also and a member of the Executive Committee of WITS. A Naughton scholar and graduate of TCD in Physics and Astrophysics,... > 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 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

  • Fardus Sultan is a PhD Candidate-Fiosraigh Scholar, MSc Cyberpsychology holder and Co-founder and Director of FarendNet Ltd, an IT consultancy company. Fardus is also a member of the WITS Web Sub-Committee. As a Politics and Arabic graduate from the UCD, a holder of iDTP Master Diploma in... > 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

  • 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

  • Jane Grimson was the first woman to graduate in Engineering from the University of Dublin, Trinity College and is a Past President of Engineers Ireland and the Irish Academy of Engineering. Jane is an honorary member of WITS and gave the 2016 Mary Mulvihill lecture Targets, quotas, carrots and... > 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

    • 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

    • 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 student in Trinity College Dublin studying the first stellar explosions and their progenitors as an awardee of the IRC postgraduate research award. Laura is also and a member of the... > 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 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

    • Fardus Sultan is a PhD Candidate-Fiosraigh Scholar, MSc Cyberpsychology holder and Co-founder and Director of FarendNet Ltd, an IT consultancy company. Fardus is also a member of the WITS Web... > 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

    • 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

    • Jane Grimson was the first woman to graduate in Engineering from the University of Dublin, Trinity College and is a Past President of Engineers Ireland and the Irish Academy of Engineering. Jane... > 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: