Women In STEM Summit 2022

March 30th, Croke Park, Dublin

8.55

WELCOME

 

Sarah Murphy

Sarah Murphy

CEO, iQuest & Business Post Experiences

9.00

OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR

Sonya Lennon

Sonya Lennon

TV Presenter, Designer, Founder & Social Entrepreneur

9.05

Empowering women to study and pursue a career in science, technology, engineering & mathematics

Simon Harris TD

Simon Harris TD

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

Invited

9:20

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

To be Announced

To be Announced

BREAKING THE BIASES IN EDUCATION

9:35

OPENING ADDRESS:  Succeeding with STEM 

 

Brid Horan

Brid Horan

Chancellor, Dublin City University (DCU)

9:50

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

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

THE RISING STARS OF STEM:

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.ie & Spreag

Sarah Kate Sweeney

Sarah Kate Sweeney

Physics student, University College Cork (UCC)

10:50

COFFEE BREAK

10:50

Coffee Break

BREAKING THE BIASES IN INDUSTRY

11:20

CASE STUDY: Can’t see it, can’t be it

 

Lisa Cusack

Lisa Cusack

First Officer, Airbus 330, Aer Lingus

11:35

PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating a gender-balanced workforce

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

CASE STUDY: 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: SheTalksTech

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?

Joanne O’Riordan

Joanne O’Riordan

Activist

Teresa Lambe

Teresa Lambe

Associate Professor, University of Oxford (invited)

Gavin Fox

Gavin Fox

Director, Martinsen Mayer

Moderator

12:50

LUNCH BREAK

 

ACCELERATING THE PROGRESS IN EDUCATION & INDUSTRY

1:45

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, HealthTech Ireland, Programme Director, RCSI

Invited

Deirdre Glenn

Deirdre Glenn

Start-ups & Commercialisation, Enterprise Ireland

Linda Doyle

Linda Doyle

Provost & President, Trinity College Dublin

Dr Andrea Johnson

Dr Andrea Johnson

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

2:15

FEMALE FOUNDERS:

Focusing the spotlight on entrepreneurs who set up successful innovative, technology companies in the STEM space

Niamh Donnelly

Niamh Donnelly

Co-Founder, Akara Robotics

3:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: SheTalks Engineering & Construction

How digital transformation is fundamentally reshaping the engineering and construction industries and how companies are recruiting and retaining women in their workforce.

 

Lorraine Brady

Lorraine Brady

Pre-Construction Director with BAM Ireland

Dr Jennifer Keenahan

Dr Jennifer Keenahan

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

3:30

LOCKNOTE ADDRESS:

 

To be Announced

To be Announced

3:45

CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR