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NWRC holds successful Women in STEM conference

26 March 2019
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North West Regional College has held its first ever Women in STEM conference.

The ‘Women in STEM and Digital Technologies’ Conference, presented by TV personality Sarah Travers featured an exciting line up of speakers currently working in the fields of Digital, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

They included Jennifer Neff from Elemental; Mary McKenna, Technology entrepreneur, Angel investor and co-founder of Learning Pool; and Irene McAleese, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at See.Sense (Safer Cycling), and winner of the 2018 Spectator's Economic Disruptor Award (the only woman among 12 finalists).

The event culminated with a panel discussion chaired by NWRC lecturer and broadcaster Freya McClements when the key speakers were joined by Roisin Crawford, STEM Aware, and Nuala Murphy from Moment Health, Top Start-ups UK 100 and Lean-In Ireland.

Danny Laverty, Head of Science and Technologies at NWRC thanked the speakers and all those attended the event.

He said: “This was a fantastic event in which staff and students at the college, along with visitors were given the opportunity to hear the stories of women who have gone on to have successful careers in the STEM industries.

“As STEM occupations continue to among the fastest growing careers, it is our intention at NWRC to continue to be part of this growth and hold similar events in the future.”

NWRC offers a range of full and part time courses in a number of STEM disciplines. For more information log on to

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