WITS Ireland Introduction

WITS Ireland Introduction

Who WITS are and upcoming events for our members before the talk by Cristina Luminea on The Entrepreneurship Rollercoaster.

Venue: Science Gallery Dublin
When: Tue May 2, 2017

Event details: http://witsireland.com/events/?event_id=40

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May 02, 2017
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  1. Welcome Tue May 2nd 2017, Science Gallery

  2. Thank you!

  3. • What’s WITS? • Supports and promotes women in technology

    and science – All ages STEM students to retirees. – All areas of STEM. – Across sectors – public and private. • Independent, more than profit.
  4. • Founded 1990 • Since then… – Networking – Events

    – Projects • “Re-Enter” • Talent Bank – Publications • E.g. Labcoats & Lace (2009)
  5. Values: FAIR PLAY & SHARING Vision: “A WORLD WHERE WOMEN

    HAVE THE FREEDOM TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL” Mission: “PEOPLE IN STEM SUPPORTING WOMEN IN STEM TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL”
  6. Top Level Goal An influential organisation, supporting women in STEM,

    with 500 members, at least 25% of whom are active.
  7. Strategy Working together with • Women in STEM to identify

    and support their needs • Other Stakeholders to maximise the potential of Women in STEM
  8. Strategic Objectives 1. Membership = 500 by YE2018 2. Be

    a recognised voice in Gender and STEM including policy making. 3. Increase profile of WITS 4. Run events. 5. Programme of projects
  9. WITS Action Manifesto 1. Advance women’s leadership and participation in

    decision making - local and national.
 2. End the gender pay gap and deliver equal opportunities for women.
 3. Promote family friendly STEM workplaces.
 4. Strengthen social protection, training and employment supports. witsireland.com/policy
  10. Membership • €25 – new members • €40 – renewals

    • Free Student Membership • €1000 Corporate Membership • Network • Events • Regular newsletter • Influencing opportunities
  11. Membership Free Student Membership Email info@witsireland.com with following: • college

    email • full name • course • year http://witsireland.com/becoming-a-member/
  12. Corporate Members

  13. WITS Events • UnConscious Bias (Tue May 9, 6PM) -

    Speaker: Ita O’Sullivan - Venue: BOI Workbench, Cork - http://witsireland.com/events/42/unconscious-bias-cork • Getting on Board - things you need to know (Sept) - More details on venue and tickets coming soon • Walking (slowly) towards Space. (Tue Oct 10) - Speaker: Dr Niamh Shaw - More details on venue and tickets coming soon
  14. WITS Events • Josephine K and the Algorithms - WITS

    Outing - (Wed Oct 18) - Venue: Abbey Theatre - http://witsireland.com/events/?event_id=41 • Mary Mulvihill Lecture (Fri Nov 3) - Speaker: Professor Dervilla Donnelly - Venue: Dogpatch Labs - Tickets available soon. Check witsireland.com • WITS Ireland AGM (Dec 2 or 9 - TBC) - Venue: TBC - Details coming soon. Check witsireland.com
  15. Thank You! Any Questions? Find us afterwards witsireland.com

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