Women in STEM Summit 2022 Agenda
Registration, Networking Arrival Break and Exhibition Viewing
OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR
Entrepreneur and thought leader for workplace equality
Government plans and policies to empower women to study and pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
Simon Harris TD
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
Finding your pathway in STEM
Country General Manager, IBM Ireland
BREAKING THE BIASES IN EDUCATION
Succeeding with STEM
Chancellor, Dublin City University (DCU)
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?
First Officer, Airbus 330, Aer Lingus
Founder & CEO, SciFest
Dr Deirdre Lillis
Convene Enterprise Academy Lead, Technological University Dublin
Dr Eilish McLoughlin
Associate Professor, School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University (DCU)
PANEL DISCUSSION The rising stars of STEM
Meet the young women blazing a trail on their STEM journeys
Biological & Chemical Sciences student, University College Cork (UCC)
Medical student, University College Dublin & Co-Founder, AccessMed Ireland
Biomedical Engineering student, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway). Founder Mirr.tech & Spreag.org
Sarah Kate Sweeney
Physics student, University College Cork (UCC)
Networking Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing
BREAKING THE BIASES IN INDUSTRY
IN CONVERSATION WITH…
Challenging our predispositions and exposing the unconscious bias engrained in all of us
Managing Director, BT Ireland
TV Presenter, Designer, Founder & Social Entrepreneur
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.
Director of Operations, Services & Projects, Schneider Electric Ireland
Dr Claudia Igbrude
Learning Technologist, Business Adviser, Inclusion Advocate
Country Executive, 30% Club Ireland
CEO, HealthTech Ireland
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.
Co-Founder, Lean-In Ireland & Transformational Specialist
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.
Director of Employer Engagement, Code Institute
Director, Martinsen Mayer
Networking Lunch Break and Exhibition Viewing
ACCELERATING THE PROGRESS IN EDUCATION & INDUSTRY
Poet, Performer, Playwright
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?
Executive Director, Digital Health Transformation, HealthTech Ireland
Startups & Commercialisation, Enterprise Ireland
Dr Andrea Johnson
VP, Work Human & Chairperson, Women in Technology & Science (WITS)
Provost & President, Trinity College Dublin
FEMALE FOUNDERS SPOTLIGHT:
Where cutting-edge technology meets beekeeping
Fiona Edwards Murphy
CEO & Co-Founder, ApisProtect
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.
Pre-Construction Director, BAM Ireland
Group Head of Sustainability, daa
Dr Jennifer Keenahan
Assistant Professor, School of Civil Engineering, University College Dublin (UCD)
Chief Executive, ESB