Women in Technology and Science

About WITS

Women in Technology and Science (WITS) is an independent voluntary membership organisation supporting women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to reach their full potential.

Inaugurated in November 1990 to actively promote women in science in Ireland, WITS has completed numerous projects, held events and published two books celebrating the lives and achievements of STEM women.

With its proven track record in delivering initiatives that improve the recruitment and retention of women in STEM roles, WITS is also a strong advocate for celebrating the past and current successes of women in STEM.

Members come from a broad range of backgrounds within STEM. WITS members range in age and experience from third level students to some of the country’s most eminent senior academics and business people including those who have retired from the workforce. Individual membership is open to women and men throughout Ireland who are involved in any aspect of science, engineering or technology. Affiliate membership is available to students. We also have corporate members.

WITS is proud to have Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland as Patron.


WITS is a voluntary organisation and is operated in accordance with the association's rules. Each year at the AGM an executive is elected as per the rules and they are tasked with running the organisation on a day-to-day basis.

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 students to retirees and from all areas of STEM of...

The 2017 Executive Committee developed a 3-year Strategy for 2018-2020.  A new vision and mission were defined, as well as our values. We defined a SMART 3-year top-level Goal, 7 Strategic Objectives to support that Top Level Goal and an Action...

As founder of Women in Technology and Science (WITS), Mary Mulvihill played a vital role in highlighting the often neglected role of women in the history of Irish science. She edited two collections of biographies of Irish women scientists and...

WITS members are of all ages, from STEM students to retirees and they come from all STEM sectors, both public and private. The following are just a highlight of some of our members