STREAM 3

BREAKING BARRIERS IN SPACE, ENGINEERING AND ENERGY

11:30

OPENING REMARKS FROM THE STREAM CHAIR

Gillian Harford

Gillian Harford

Country Executive, 30% Club Ireland

11:35

LAUNCHING IRELAND’S FIRST SATELLITE INTO SPACE

Building academic and industrial partnerships that advance the use of space to address global scientific and societal challenges.

Lorraine Hanlon

Lorraine Hanlon

Director, Centre for Space Research, University College Dublin (UCD)

11:50

PANEL DISCUSSION

The best way to meet climate goals – and boost profits – is to put women in charge

Emerging research underscores the business and development case for applying a gender lens to climate-related investments. It also highlights the critical role women play in climate leadership. A recent report  from the European Investment Fund shows that women-led firms have higher environmental, social, and governance scores than other companies, and that businesses with greater representation of women in leadership positions have better track records of adopting environmentally friendly practices. As energy experts, entrepreneurs and researchers, women with applied scientific interest can find tremendous opportunities for professional growth in the energy sector. Rooted in their communities, women can also play a vital role as leaders and consumers in building confidence in the use of clean energy technologies.

Ciara Garvan

Ciara Garvan

Founder, WorkJuggle.com

Chris Collins,

Chris Collins,

Country President, Schneider Electric Ireland and Major Pursuits Leader UK & Ireland Zone

Dr Emma Britton

Dr Emma Britton

Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Atlantic Technological University (ATU)

BREAKING BARRIERS IN SPACE, ENGINEERING AND ENERGY

12:30

SPOTLIGHT ON…ONES TO WATCH

This session turns the spotlight on women breaking barriers in STEM

My journey through university with a severe sight impairment

Emma Quigley

Emma Quigley

Engineering Student, University of Nottingham

The importance of grad development, rotations, mentoring, engineering academy and other programmes for young engineers

Rachael O’Boyle

Rachael O’Boyle

Operations Engineer, Energia Group

Navigating a navy career as a woman in STEM

Kara Foley

Kara Foley

Petty Officer, Radio Radar Technician, Irish Naval Service

MAIN AGENDA

STREAM 1

BLAZING A TRAIL IN SCIENCE

STREAM 2

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY SPEARHEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION