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The I WISH Conference 2016

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in association with Science Foundation Ireland

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What is it

I WISH is a city and regional initiative to inspire, encourage and motivate young secondary school female students to pursue careers in STEM.
I WISH (Inspiring Women in Stem) 2016 will feature a conference and interactive exhibitions. The conference will also feature workshops, daily keynotes and engaging talks by women who are at the top of their field in STEM.

I WISH 2016 will double its capacity to 2,000 students over a 2 day period in City Hall, Cork. 2017 details coming soon – stay tuned!

CITY HALL, CORK

11 AND 12 FEBRUARY 2016

I Wish Topics

Smart Living – Space Age – Agri-Tech – Tech Fashion

Why STEM Matters

50%

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

17%

Just 16.9% of the boards of Fortune 500 companies are female

7%

Just 6% to 7% of all technical roles in Europe are filled by women

5%

The year on year increase in the demand for high level ICT skills in Ireland between now and 2018

Keynote Speakers

Mary Moloney
CEO, CoderDojo Foundation
Aoife Caulfield
Senior Account Manager, Twitter
Anne O'Leary
CEO, Vodafone
Geraldine Boylan
Professor of Neonatal Physiology, UCC
Marie Moynihan
Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Talent, Dell

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