WITS is proud to have the support of the following corporate members:
Accenture is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, with capabilities in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. We help organisations maximize their performance and achieve their vision. In Ireland over 45 years, we employ over 1900 people at our Dublin campus which includes our offices in the heart of Silicon Docks at Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Plaza and 7 Hanover Quay.
We are deeply committed to a diverse workforce and nearly half (45%) of the Irish workforce is female and 44% of our graduate intake last year (2014) were female. We are also members of the 30% Club, CWIT (Connecting women in Technology), Silicon Republic’s Women Invent Tomorrow initiative which champions the role of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and we annually host Ireland’s largest International Women’s Day event.
Examples of our gender equality initiatives include:
Accent on Women Programme
A gender-diverse workplace leads to a high performance workforce. This is why Accenture and its leadership team continually focus on gender diversity as part of our overall high performance business strategy. Accenture is very proud of our Accent on Women (AoW) Programme which is a community and support network for women in Accenture. See more at www.accenture.com/ie-en/company-women
Being Greater Than
We want to lead when it comes to Gender Equality. Inclusion starts with a big ambition and is achieved by many small acts. It is an unwavering focus on diversity in everything that we do. We have a significant opportunity to influence society through our actions, role models and commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment. Being Greater Than. See more at www.accenture.ie/beinggreaterthan
Women on Walls
Women on Walls is a campaign by Accenture in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy that seeks to make women leaders visible through a series of commissioned portraits that will create a lasting cultural legacy for Ireland in 2016. See more at www.accenture.com/womenonwalls
A groundbreaking initiative by Trinity College Dublin, Science Gallery first opened its doors in 2008. To date,
over 1.5 million people have experienced 28 unique Science Gallery exhibitions,ranging from living art experiments to material science and from the future of the human species to the future of play.
The gallery has created a loyal following of visitors and has built a strong community through an ever-changing programme. The programme is fuelled by the expertise of scientists, researchers, students, artists, designers, inventors, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs, creating a unique model of engagement with science, aimed particularly at the hard-to-reach 15–25 year age group. Science Gallery is focused on providing programmes and experiences that allow visitors to participate and facilitate social connections, while always providing an element of surprise.
Location: The Naughton Institute, Pearse Street, Trinity College, Dublin 2
As Ireland's leading energy company, ESB operates right across the electricity market: from generation, creating cleaner power using various technologies including wind, thermal and hydro: through transmission and distribution, building smarter networks using smart meters and smart grids, through to supply, building sustainable and competitive energy solutions including ECars. In addition, we supply gas and use our networks to carry fibre for telecommunications and more.
Our staff are among the best in the world, and are recognised globally for their skills in the energy sector. We strive to attract and retain the best in technical expertise and we work to promote careers in technology through our partnerships with Engineers Ireland and Science Gallery.
Since 2002, Siliconrepublic has embraced its mission to be Ireland’s No 1 resource for technology news. Today it is read by over 250,000 people each month.
Its award-winning team of journalists have chronicled the growing technology landscape in Ireland diligently and now every week thousands of readers from Ireland and Europe, Silicon Valley and the rest of the world, come to Siliconrepublic to be informed on vital issues affecting the technology business, start-ups, academia, CIOs and IT decision makers, as well as emerging areas like innovation and discovery, green tech and the digital lifestyle.
Siliconrepublic established the Women Invent Tomorrow campaign (March 2013-2015) to champion the role of women in science, technology,engineering and maths.
Growth Potential is committed to helping organisations to grow and reach their full potential through business and executive coaching.
We believe that organisations are the best architects of their own solutions and that a coaching approach enables organisations to use their talent more effectively by building on the strengths of their people. We support organisations in:
-Feasibility Studies & Commercial Analysis
-Inclusion & Diversity
Our role is to support you by asking the right questions and empowering teams and individuals to define and create the future, using proven approaches and methodologies, where appropriate.
Pioneer of the WorkHuman® movement, Globoforce helps make work more human for millions of people and organizations worldwide. Its cloud-based social recognition and continuous performance improvement solutions helps build award-winning cultures where employees feel more appreciated and socially connected at work – driving a sense of belonging and inspiring the entire organization to reach its full potential and achieve business success.
Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Framingham, Mass., and Dublin, Ireland.
MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose database platform, designed to unleash the power of software and data for developers and the applications they build. Headquartered in New York, MongoDB has more than 4,900 customers in over 90 countries.
The unique MongoDB architecture combines the best of both relational and non-relational databases, addressing the needs of organizations for performance, scalability, flexibility and reliability while maintaining the strengths of legacy databases.
Janssen is more than 30,000 people working hard to prevent, treat, cure and stop some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. From heart disease to HIV, Alzheimer’s disease to cancer, we are committed to issues that touch everyone’s lives.
Our mission is to transform individual lives and fundamentally change the way diseases are managed, interpreted, and prevented. We believe that challenging something is the best way to change it. So every day, in more than 150 countries, we bring cutting-edge science and the most creative minds in the industry together to think differently about diseases. We aim not only to innovate but also to empower people with the tools they need to make informed decisions and achieve the best possible results for their health.
We are looking at a future where the world of healthcare will be challenged by informed and empowered patients. We work for change that will improve access to medicines: the best available treatment at an affordable price. That’s why we at Janssen strive to provide access to effective and affordable medicines and related healthcare services to the people who need them.
FarendNet is an IT solution and graphic design company based in Dublin. With over 25 years experience in the industry, FarendNet offers a comprehensive range of IT services, from maintenance and growth of existing computer networks, through to design and installation of brand new ones.
Bespoke graphic design and web development, are other two areas of work that FarendNet specialises in, ensuring professional image representation in both online and print media.
FarendNet works with individuals, small and medium businesses and community bodies by offering a single point of contact for all IT support, web and graphic design solutions. All services are tailored to each client's needs, budgets and requirements, ensuring that they remain satisfied and as the result, often remain long-term clients.