I WISH is an initiative to inspire, encourage and motivate young female students to pursue careers in STEM. STEM can change our world. We have so many world problems to solve – food shortage, climate change, pollution, ageing population. These will be solved through STEM if you help us harness the power of thousands of girls to shape a better world.
I WISH (Inspiring Women in Stem) 2017 will feature a conference and interactive exhibitions. The conference will also feature workshops, daily keynotes and engaging talks by women and men who have seen the opportunities for a great career in STEM.
I WISH 2017 is going national reaching out to 4,000 girls. The showcase will take place on February 9th & 10th in Cork City Hall and February 13th & 14th in The RDS Dublin.
The lack of female participation in STEM means we are leaving 50% of the talent pool behind. Changing this can solve the current skills gap in the industry
88% of Irish Adults believe a consistent supply of STEM graduates is critical to Ireland’s economic growth
71% of Irish Adults believe a investment in STEM will have a positive impact on job creation
Women are half the worlds working age population but generate only 37% of GDP