Iwish Conference 2018

IWISH Conference

Choices, Chances, Changes

IWISH Conference 2018

Local Enterprise Office Dublin City is a strategic partner in the Entrepreneur Zone of the IWISH Conference 2018, taking place in the RDS 29th & 30th January 2018.

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 over the past three years. When it started out I Wish took 1,000 female students to Cork City Hall, in year two I Wish increased it’s capacity to 2,000 girls and in February 2017 I Wish for the very first time took the event national reaching out to 4,000 girls over four days in Cork City Hall and The RDS Dublin. I Wish have a further ambitious goal to increase their student reach in 2018 and to increase their reach again to 5,000 students.

The Entrepreneur Zone is where students and STEM entrepreneurs can engage directly! Female entrepreneurs operating in STEM present and discuss their work, why they set up their companies and what it means to them to be a girl STEM boss!  This area is another experience within the overall I Wish event programme that will further enable students to understand the STEM opportunities as well as entrepreneurship.  Most of the presenters represent small to medium sized businesses based in Ireland, and run by female leaders. This is an “up close and personal” with these incredible businesswomen.

Further information

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