Beyond the Workforce: How Education in STEM impacts Society

This panel discussion will examine the importance of STEM education for females & its wider impact on society.



To mark International Women’s Day (IWD) The Digital Hub will hold an online panel discussion with women speakers who work in the area of STEM and STEM education on Thursday, 3rd of March from 11am to 12pm.

The discussion titled ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄėBeyond the workforce; how education in STEM impacts society‚Äô ‚ÄĒ will examine the importance of STEM education for females and how it goes beyond improving representation in science and technology career paths and has a positive impact on society and communities.

Our speaker line-up includes:

‚ÄĘ Niamh Donnelly, Co-Founder and Director of AI and Software,¬†Akara Robotics

‚ÄĘ Prof. Aphra Kerr, Department of Sociology¬†Maynooth University¬†and Principal Investigator at the¬†SFI ADAPT Centre. (Panel Moderator)

‚ÄĘ Dr. Katriona O’Sullivan, Digital Skills Lecturer, The Assisting Living & Learning Institute, Department of Psychology,¬†Maynooth University, Maynooth University and Principal Investigator,¬†STEM Passport for Inclusion project.

‚ÄĘ Prof. Mara Tanelli, Full Professor of Automatic Control,¬†Politecnico di Milano.

‚ÄĘ Vicky Twomey-Lee, Coder, Tech Event Organiser, Diversity in Tech Advocate,¬†

About International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day (Thursday, 8th March 2022) celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The campaign theme for 2022 is #BreakTheBias – a call to action for celebrating women’s achievements, raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality. It calls on us to imagine a gender equal world, a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination, a world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive and a world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.¬†

The event is finished.


Mar 03 2022


6:00 am - 7:00 am

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