As a part of Maths Week, Dr. Michelle Carey represented NexSys to attend the networking event with over 60 participants highlighting the Women in STEM activities at UCD, which took place on 20th October. The event showed talks from the UCD Women at STEM network and the UCD Women+ in STEM Student Society.
Only 25 % of those working in Ireland’s STEM industries are women (Daly, Farrell, Grimson & Smeaton, 2018, p. 2). Many of the higher-paid jobs in Ireland are in engineering and information and computer technology (ICT), so this contributes to the gender pay gap of 13.9% between women’s and men’s average gross hourly earnings, which needed to be changed to meet our gender equality objectives. This event is a part of the communication and engagement strategy to drive this significant change.
Thanks to all who supported our #MathsWeek #WomenInSTEM networking event today!! @WomenInSTEM_UCD @UCDScienceWomen @UCDMathStat @NexSysEnergy @data_science_ie @UCDmechanics pic.twitter.com/kGtQnZKnhT
— Michelle Carey (@MCareyUCD) October 20, 2022
Learn more about:
Dr.Michelle Carey: https://people.ucd.ie/michelle.carey/about
UCD Women at STEM: https://www.ucd.ie/wits/