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


29 AND 30 JANUARY 2018

I Wish Theme

Shaping a Better World.

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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