Women in Technology and Science

WITS Reads June 2020

  • 5 May 2020

WITS Reads

A new development for WITS is WITS Reads. It is a development from the WITS STEMMinist Book Club in Dublin and Cork.

We are starting this June with Lab Coats and Lace. This is an opporunity to explore the book and find out more about our scientific grandmothers. We would invite our members to get your e-copy and register here for the book club to join us in an upcoming virtual meet-up.

The Lab Coats and Lace ebook was launched on 4 January 2020 at Airfield Estate, Dundrum at a most enjoyable WITS event for Nollaig na mBan. Edited by WITS founder Mary Mulvihill, Lab Coats and Lace - the Lives and Legacies of Irish Inspiring Women Scientists and Pioneers was published in 2009, and now is available in Kindle version. You can get your ebook at £4.50 in Amazon. The paperback book is almost out of print.

We invite you to read about some of the Irish women featured here who over the last 150 years, have led the way, many of them in non-traditional careers and often fighting institutionalised discrimination, yet going on to achieve national and international recognition.