Women in Technology and Science

WITS News 23 June 2020

  • 23 June 2020


  • The Enterprise Ireland and WITS online event was well recieved. Thanks for our speakers and all the participants. It was a pleasure to partner with WITS corporate member Enterprise Ireland on such an interesting topic. Thanks to WITS corporate member Workhuman for hosting the Zoom meeting.
  • WITS Reads is discussing Lab Coats and Lace this evening 23 June. It's our celebration for #INWED20.
  • WITS founder Mary Mulvihill was honoured by DCU on the 5th anniversary of her death with a posthumous DCU Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in the area of societal Impact. Mary was an acclaimed author, broadcaster and science writer.

International Women in Engineering Day 2020

It is today 23 June 2020. WITS is delighted to celebrate INWED20. We note that the UK's Women's Engineering Society is 100 years old, congratulations.


  • 23 June NWCI 11.30 am – 1 pm Setting the #Feminist Agenda: Universal Healthcare and Women webinar. The event is free but registration required. Donations to NWCI welcome.
  • National Diversity and Inclusion Day 2020. IBEC and DCU are celebrating with two events. Session 1 Remote working and the Irish model of social interaction is on Tuesday 30 June at 11 am. Register now. Session 2 Keeping diversity and inclusion on the agenda is on Thursday 2 July at 11 am. Register here. Registration essential.

Women and STEM

  • TU Dublin SALI Professorships applications including Professorship of Inclusive Computer Education close on 30 June 2020.
  • Born on 16 June 1902 Barbara McClintock, an American scientist & one of the most important figures in the history of genetics. She was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. From SCIFest4STEM via Twitter.
  • On 16 June 1963 Valentina Tereshkova became the world’s first woman to fly in space onboard the spacecraft Vostok 6. The cosmonaut made 48 orbits in 71 hours. From Sue Nelson via Twitter.
  • Dutch University seeks to hire women. To correct its professor gender imbalance (only 15% are women), Dutch univ @TUeindhoven is hiring *only* women across all academic depts til it reaches 30% women professors. Men can only apply after 6 months if depts demonstrate there's no qualified women. From The Guardian.
  • Top women in the US Tech field, a good read. Thank you Eva Lorrin.