The I WISH Conference

Proudly sponsored by Dell EMC and VMware


in association with Science Foundation Ireland


What is it

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) features a conference and interactive exhibitions. The conference 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 has grown over the past three years. When it started out I Wish took 1,000 female students to Cork City Hall, in year two I Wish increased it’s capacity to 2,000 girls and in February 2017 I Wish for the very first time took the event national reaching out to 4,000 girls over four days in Cork City Hall and The RDS Dublin. I Wish have a further ambitious goal to increase their student reach in 2018 and to increase their reach again to 5,000 students


25 AND 26 JANUARY 2018

Register for Cork


29 AND 30 JANUARY 2018

Register for Dublin

Charter for Choices Chances Changes

Sign the I WISH Charter to show your support of I Wish

Do Something – Be a Driver of Change – Register Your Commitment Now

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Build IT

Build IT is a competition for budding entreprenuers who have registered to attend I WISH 2018. We want to hear about your BUILD IT idea.

Why STEM Matters


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

Past Keynote Speakers

Marie Moynihan
Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Talent, Dell
Anne O'Leary
CEO, Vodafone
David Putnam
Film Producer & Educator
Brenda Romero
Game Designer, Artist and Fulbright Scholar

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