International Women’s Day March 2019: Seminar WIT

International Women’s Day March 2019: Seminar WIT

Women in Technology event 2019

We are honored to have been asked to speak to celebrate  International Women’s Day (a day early) on Thursday, 7 March 2019 in the Waterford Institute of Technology  Arena.

Waterford Institute of Technology have taken the initiative to host the 2nd ‘Women in Technology’ event which aims to remove any barriers, perceived or otherwise, from women entering into the technological world. Last year’s event attracted over 1,000 female students from Cork, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford.

The event aims to showcase the very best of current Women in Technology to provide inspiration and encouragement to all those who would aspire to take a similar route. Attendees can meet with and talk to women who have interesting and varied careers in technology, engineering, ICT and software development, women who are changing the face of industry. We will also be representing Engineers Ireland Biomedical Division where it will give us the opportunity to talk about this thriving Industry in Ireland and encourage these budding Engineers to consider Biomedical Engineering as a career path. Engineers Ireland

Why Women in Technology? 

We have 2 passions here at EVB Sport. Pelvic Health and Women in Engineering. Engineers are solutions people. CEO and Founder of EVB Sport is a Chartered Engineer for over 20 years. With women making up to 50% of the population  it is necessary we encourage the next generation into STEM so that we get solutions to the health problems women alone encounter. We can’t leave it up to our male colleagues to solve our problems. Studies show that women are more empathetic than men . On a daily basis we hear from women who are looking for solutions to their pelvic problems be it prolapse, stress incontinence, over active bladder, lower back pain. These women require empathy and real solutions.  The technology sector needs more women studying, working, leading and developing new ideas and products to bring the current solutions for these issues and many others into the 21st century. Motivating and encouraging the next generation into STEM  will have real-world consequences for the future of society and technology.

Who should attend?

Second level and third level female students and teachers are invited to attend. This free event will include exhibitions, technology demonstrations and speakers from industry speakers as well as information around the multitude of third level programmes which act as a gateway to these industries.

To attend

  • To book an industry space, please book online at the Booking: Industrytab.
  • To register a school or group, please book on online on the ‘Booking: Schools’ tab.
  • Individuals and smaller groups are welcome to turn up on the day.

For further information on the event see Link:

 

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