Women in Technology

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Women in Technology

Women in TechnologyWomen in Technology event 2019

Celebrate International Women’s Day (a day early) on Thursday, 7 March 2019 in the WIT Arena.

Time: 9.30am - 12:30pm

Location: WIT Arena

About the event

Waterford Institute of Technology have taken the initiative to host the 2nd 'Women in Technology' event which aims to remove any barriers, perceived or otherwise, from women entering into the technological world. Last year's event attracted over 1,000 female students from Cork, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford.

In tandem with  keynote speakers, the event aims to showcase the very best of current Women in Technology to provide inspiration and encouragement to all those who would aspire to take a similar route. Attendees can meet with and talk to women who have interesting and varied careers in technology, engineering, ICT and software development, women who are changing the face of industry. 

Why Women in Technology? Why not!

The technology sector needs more women studying, working, leading and developing new ideas and products. Challenge your understanding of the career paths open to women in computing and engineering. Women make up half the world, so it is only logical they would make up half the workforce. 

Recently, there has been a shortfall in women taking the technology route. This wasn’t always the case. Ada Lovelace (daughter of the English poet Lord Byron) is widely regarded as the world’s first programmer.

It is time now to focus on the next generation of tech talent to ensure that there is, numbers wise, a more balanced reservoir from which to draw, in order to make gender equality in technology a reality. Solving this issue will have real-world consequences for the future of society and technology. 

In the long term there are a number of measures to be taken to achieve gender equality in technology:

  • more encouragement at an early age for girls to take on the science subjects

  • the evolution of more flexible work practices

  • more women in leadership roles

Who should attend?

Second level and third level female students and teachers are invited to attend. This free event will include exhibitions, technology demonstrations and speakers from industry speakers as well as information around the multitude of third level programmes which act as a gateway to these industries.

To attend

  • To book an industry space, please book online at the 'Booking: Industry' tab.

  • To register a school or group, please book on online on the 'Booking: Schools' tab.

  • Individuals and smaller groups are welcome to turn up on the day.

Related courses

To find out more about our related courses, check out the School of Engineering and the School of Science and Computing.




9:45 Amanda Barry Whitfield Clinic
10:00 Claire Kelly Se2
10:15 Regina Moran CEO Fujitsu (UK and Ireland)
10:30 Ellen Nugent E Project Chartered Architects
10:45 Mairead Tarrent Boston Scientific
11:00 Kerry Power CEO HEAnet
11:15 Emer Rutherford Penneys to Prada
11:30 Helen Grimes +
Orlaith Hamm
Bausch & Lomb
11:45 Margaret Caroll Sun Life Financial
12:00 Sheila Gilheany Institute of Physics
12:15 Brid Mackey Red Hat
12:30 Veronica Karpenko Intel
12:45 Clodagh Dunphy Winthrop Engineering
13:00 Maire Henry DHB Architects

Schedule is subject to change

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