• Paul Fingleton

Graduates Encourage Young Women to Consider Careers in STEM ahead of I Wish 2017

Dell EMC hosted a gathering at their Cork campus of team members who have recently joined the working world after completing education to share share their thoughts on how best to encourage young women to pursue roles in Technology.

The session was held just days before I Wish 2017. Events for more than 4,000 female Transition Year students will take place Cork on the 9th and 10th of February and also in Dublin on the 13th and 14th of February. I Wish 2017, supported by Dell EMC and VMware, is an award-winning partnership between Science Foundation Ireland – Smart Futures, Cork City Council, Cork Chamber, it@cork, Cork County Council, Dublin City Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, UCC, CIT, American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and ARUP

Events such as I Wish, are developed encourage more young women to choose subjects that will give them the opportunity to pursue a career in areas connected to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).


"We are really thrilled to have Dell EMC and VMware on board as our co-anchor sponsors this year. Team members from both companies will be sharing their expertise as speakers and will also be participating as volunteers at the events. If you are a young woman in Transition Year who is not sure yet what career is for you, it can make a big difference to be able to speak to a recent graduate who is now working in a company such as Dell EMC. Having that contact allows a student to determine if a career in IT or another related STEM field might be for them. It starts a conversation with young women at a critical stage.”

- Gillian Keating, I Wish co-founder and Partner, Ronan Daly Jermyn,


Dell EMC and VMware employees will volunteer at the upcoming I Wish events in Cork and Dublin, sharing their own stories about the rewarding careers that they are having in the technology sector. Professionals from areas including sales, IT and manufacturing to finance and technical support will all participate.

For more Information: www.iwish.ie.