Women in STEM Summit 2022 Agenda

8.00

Registration, Networking Arrival Break and Exhibition Viewing

 

9.00

OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR

 

Sonya Lennon

Sonya Lennon

Entrepreneur and thought leader for workplace equality

9.05

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS 

Government plans and policies to empower women to study and pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Simon Harris TD

Simon Harris TD

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

9:20

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Finding your pathway in STEM

Deborah Threadgold

Deborah Threadgold

Country General Manager, IBM Ireland

BREAKING THE BIASES IN EDUCATION

9:35

OPENING ADDRESS: 

Succeeding with STEM 

Brid Horan

Brid Horan

Chancellor, Dublin City University (DCU)

9:50

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Trailblazers leading the way in STEM teaching and learning

The panel will outline the educational programmes and initiatives in STEM subjects designed to inspire, engage and encourage female participation from early childhood through primary, secondary and third level educational system. What is the vision for the type of education system required to prepare learners for the future? What are the challenges and inequities for young women accessing STEM programmes? How is the higher education sector creating a more inclusive approach to STEM talent pipeline? What capacity building measures are needed to support teachers? What access programmes are available for students?

Lisa Cusack

Lisa Cusack

First Officer, Airbus 330, Aer Lingus

Sheila Porter

Sheila Porter

Founder & CEO, SciFest

Dr Deirdre Lillis

Dr Deirdre Lillis

Convene Enterprise Academy Lead, Technological University Dublin

Dr Eilish McLoughlin

Dr Eilish McLoughlin

Associate Professor, School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University (DCU)

10:20

PANEL DISCUSSION The rising stars of STEM

Meet the young women blazing a trail on their STEM journeys

Ruth Madden

Ruth Madden

Biological & Chemical Sciences student, University College Cork (UCC)

Ao Sasame

Ao Sasame

Medical student, University College Dublin & Co-Founder, AccessMed Ireland

Alice Shaughnessy

Alice Shaughnessy

Biomedical Engineering student, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway). Founder Mirr.tech & Spreag.org

Sarah Kate Sweeney

Sarah Kate Sweeney

Physics student, University College Cork (UCC)

10:50

Networking Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing

BREAKING THE BIASES IN INDUSTRY

11:20

IN CONVERSATION WITH…

Challenging our predispositions and exposing the unconscious bias engrained in all of us

Shay Walsh

Shay Walsh

Managing Director, BT Ireland

Sonya Lennon

Sonya Lennon

TV Presenter, Designer, Founder & Social Entrepreneur

11:35

PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating a gender-balanced workforce

What do leaders recommend to advance women’s progression and retention in the workforce?
How to ensure conversations on gender balance allow for intersectionality.
What are the next steps for businesses and employers?
How companies can improve their organisations performance by leveraging the power of a diverse work force.

Rhonda Doyle

Rhonda Doyle

Director of Operations, Services & Projects, Schneider Electric Ireland

Dr Claudia Igbrude

Dr Claudia Igbrude

Learning Technologist, Business Adviser, Inclusion Advocate

Gillian Harford

Gillian Harford

Country Executive, 30% Club Ireland

Susan Treacy

Susan Treacy

CEO, HealthTech Ireland

12:05

Reprogramming the self-belief codes

How to understand your subconscious mind’s programming and how to install a new version of code to transform your life and career.

Breda McCague

Breda McCague

Co-Founder, Lean-In Ireland & Transformational Specialist

12:20

PANEL DISCUSSION: Talking Tech

How digital transformation is fundamentally reshaping big industries such as medicine, telecoms, tech, finance and pharma. What technologies are driving their businesses and what data is providing the best insights and outcomes? How ground-breaking changes and innovations have enhanced people’s personal and professional quality of life.

Jane Gormley

Jane Gormley

Director of Employer Engagement, Code Institute

Aimée-Louise Carton

Aimée-Louise Carton

Co-Founder, KeepAppy

Joanne O’Riordan

Joanne O’Riordan

Activist

Gavin Fox

Gavin Fox

Director, Martinsen Mayer

12:50

Networking Lunch Break and Exhibition Viewing

ACCELERATING THE PROGRESS IN EDUCATION & INDUSTRY

1:50

Spoken Word

FELISPEAKS

FELISPEAKS

Poet, Performer, Playwright

2:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: It takes a village

Accelerating the progress in science, technology, engineering & mathematics requires the concerted effort of all of us to get involved and be accountable – policy makers, educators, private sector companies, communities, men and women. What should the government be doing? How do we share best practices? What types of programmes or guardrails are needed?  What are the next steps?

 Clare Harney

Clare Harney

Executive Director, Digital Health Transformation, HealthTech Ireland

Deirdre Glenn

Deirdre Glenn

Startups & Commercialisation, Enterprise Ireland

Dr Andrea Johnson

Dr Andrea Johnson

VP, Work Human & Chairperson, Women in Technology & Science (WITS)

Linda Doyle

Linda Doyle

Provost & President, Trinity College Dublin

2:30

FEMALE FOUNDERS SPOTLIGHT:

Where cutting-edge technology meets beekeeping

Fiona Edwards Murphy

Fiona Edwards Murphy

CEO & Co-Founder, ApisProtect

2:45

PANEL DISCUSSION: She Talks Engineering, Geoscience & Construction

How effective long-term transformation is fundamentally reshaping industry and how companies are recruiting and retaining women in their workforce. How a diverse workforce brings varied perspectives that contribute to an organisation’s prosperity.

 

Lorraine Brady

Lorraine Brady

Pre-Construction Director, BAM Ireland

Andrea Carroll

Andrea Carroll

Group Head of Sustainability, daa

Dr Jennifer Keenahan

Dr Jennifer Keenahan

Assistant Professor, School of Civil Engineering, University College Dublin (UCD)

3:15

LOCKNOTE ADDRESS:

Paddy Hayes

Paddy Hayes

Chief Executive, ESB

3:30

CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR