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Empowering Women @ Tyndall

Empowering Women @ Tyndall

Empowering Women @Tyndall Committee

Established in 2016, EW@T supports our female staff and students to reach their full potential, through building their confidence and increasing their visibility.

At Tyndall, and in our industry as a whole, women are significantly under-represented, particularly at management level, and we are working to change this. Studies show that gender diverse organisations are stronger, perform better and work faster.  Working together, and with external groups and networks, we aim to make Tyndall stronger, better and faster.

In October 2017 the Empowering Women @ Tyndall Committee were recognised with a University Staff Recognition Award for their work in this area by receiving The Frank McGrath Perpetual Award For Equality & Welfare. 

Here’s how you can get involved:


Sign up to receive our quarterly Empowering Women @ Tyndall newsletter to keep up-to- date with the latest news and events.

Inspiring Leader Talks

Share your inspiring career journey and motivate others to follow in your footsteps. Suggest speakers from your own network of inspiring leaders.

Already, these speakers have come to Tyndall to share their stories and how they have contributed to changing the gender agenda.


Maeve Lankford, Director, Kaleidoscope Coaching & Facilitation

Margie McCarthy, Head of Education & Public Engagement

Caroline O’ Driscoll, Deloitte Ireland

Olive Murphy, RF Silicon Evaluation Engineer, Analog Devices

Dr Valerie Cummins, Co-Founder & Director, IMERC (Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster)

Dr Ann Kelleher, Corporate Vice President & General Manager, Technology & Manufacturing Group, Intel Corporation

Dr Linda Doyle, VP of Research/Dean of Research & Professor of Engineering and The Arts in Trinity College, University of Dublin


Commandant Eoghan Mc Dermott, Gender Equality & Diversity Advisor to the General Staff of Defence Forces Ireland

Dr. Fiona Blighe, Scientific Programme Manager, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

Julie Byrne, Head of Nokia Bell Labs Global Programs

Ann O' Dea, CEO, Silicon Republic


Dr. Ana González, R&D Manager at EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium)

Lisa Cummins, Business Unit Manager, Biomet Zimmer

Prof. Helen Russell, Deputy Head of the Social Research Division at the Economic & Social Research Institute (ESRI)


Tricia Smyth, EMEA Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Dell 

Dr Marion Palmer, Consultant

Tricia Smyth - EMEA Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Dell

Helen Fullen - Pre-Acceleration leader at NDRC


Professor Jane Ohlmeyer - MRIA, FTCD, FRHS, Chair, Irish Research Council

Dr Ruth Mackey - Photonics Systems Engineer & Director, mBryonics Ltd

Michael Arkins - HR Lead, Verizon Direct


Prof. Louise Crowley, Senior Lecturer, Law UCC

Professor Leslie Rusch, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Universite Laval

Evelyn Cusack, Head of the Forecasting Division in Met Éireann

Dr Helen Berney, Senior Biomedical Engineer, Analog Devices


We regularly collaborate with like-minded networks and organisations. We have links with groups such as iWish, WiTS, Teen Turn, Aurora, Athena Swan, IEEE, and various businesses throughout Ireland.


Guide and encourage the next generation of female leaders by becoming a mentor.

 If you’d like to connect with us, email ew (at) tyndall (dot) ie.