|WITS 30th Anniversary Female Leadership Series
|We are delighted to introduce the WITS Leadership Series which explores leadership and women working in STEM. The series consists of eight webinars and launches next Wednesday the 24th February and concludes on the 24th April. There is no charge for this unique eight-part Leadership Series and we encourage you & your colleagues to attend as many of the webinars as possible. There will be a separate email with booking links and all information will be on the website.
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Welcome to WITSWORDS February 2021
WITS Chair Andrea Johnson writes:
Join us @12 noon on Wednesday 24 February. I will be hosting a fireside chat with Dr Norah Patten the Irish aeronautical engineer. This is the first in our series of women in leadership events this year all exploring the many aspects of women in leadership. Book your place!
Thank you to all who joined the WITS Strategy Information briefing last week. It was lovely to meet you and update you on all the work in developing the WITS Strategy 2021-2025. Thanks to the subcommittee chairs for the briefing and we are looking for volunteers for the Communications, Events, Policy and Research subcommittees. Please email WITS if you'd like to get involved.
Thank you for reading WITSWORDS. Our next issue will be in March 2021. If you have events, initiatives or just something you think may be of interest to WITS members please email WITS before 4 March 2020 and we'll include it in the next issue.
Dates for your diary - upcoming WITS events
HEA Gender Equality Enhancement Fund 2020
WITS welcomes the outcomes of the HEA Gender Equality Enhancement Fund 2020. Congratulations to UCD (Dr Catherine Mooney and Dr Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain
) for the You can be what you can see: pSTEM Role Models project. WITS is delighted to be a partner in the project. WITS corporate member IADT was funded for the Irish Network for Gender Equality in Computing (INGENIC), congratulations. More on the WITS website.
Embassy of Ireland, Belgium and USA, St. Brigid's Day 2021
Irish Embassies worldwide celebrate St Brigid's Day to highlight and to honour the role and creativity of women in society. WITS was represented at the Embassy of Ireland, Belgium webinar on 2 February by honorary member Dr Ena Prosser and Dr Norah Patten. Dr Norah Patten was also a speaker at the Embassy of Ireland USA Shooting for the Stars webinar. More here.
WITS membership open for 2021
Thanks you to all who have renewed your WITS membership for 2021. Your membership both supports WIT activities and adds weight to what we do.
Thank you for members' news. Send anything you'd like to share with WITS members to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll feature it here.
Corporate members update
IADT Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dun Laoghaire has joined WITS as a corporate member. IADT is Ireland’s only institute of art, design and technology with a specific focus on the creative cultural and technological sectors, IADT is alive with ideas, innovation and entrepreneurial activity. We're delighted to welcome IADT.
Science and Tech News
International Women's Day 8 March 2021.
The 2021 theme is #ChooseToChallenge. See IWD2021 Day events here.
From Jonathan Levie, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Regional Development @ NUIG. Entrepreneurs, you are invited to take part of a research project. The 20 minutes anonymous survey is about how entrepreneurs deal with the Covid-19 crisis professionally and personally. Click here to take part.
Women Scientists and Pioneers
Thank you for reading WITSWORDS. Check back for March 2021 WITSWORDS and in the meantime, please send us members' news or any STEM or gender news.