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 since its first event in 2015. When it started out I Wish took 1,000 female students to Cork City Hall, now I Wish has grown nationally now bringing the showcase event to The RDS Dublin. To date I Wish has reached out to nearly 12,000 students and have a further ambitious goal to increase their student reach in 2020.
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