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

20 Nov 2018

Research Leaders 2025 funding call

Teagasc is delighted to announce Research Leaders 2025 a fellowship programme for experienced... > More

01 Dec 2018

WITS AGM 2018


The 2018 WITS AGM will take place at 11 am on Saturday 1 December at DoSpace. The AGM is for... > 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Professor Eithne McCabe, M.A.(Oxon), D.Phil.(Oxon), B.E.(NUI), FTCD, F.Inst.P.,C.Phys., is Professor in the School of Physics and Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. She was formerly Fellow and lecturer at Magdalen College, Oxford and Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff and later Consultant,... > 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

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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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Professor Eithne McCabe, M.A.(Oxon), D.Phil.(Oxon), B.E.(NUI), FTCD, F.Inst.P.,C.Phys., is Professor in the School of Physics and Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. She was formerly Fellow 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

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      Some of our corporate members

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