I Wish – Dell EMC & VMware

21st December 2016

Posted In: FYI

Dell EMC and VMware have signed up as co-anchor sponsors of I Wish 2017, an initiative developed to encourage more young women to choose subjects during their transition year to give them the option of a career in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). More than 4,000 female students will participate in I Wish 2017 through talks, demonstrations and interactive hubs meeting with inspiring women working in a variety of STEM roles. The series of events, will take place in Cork on the 9th and 10th February and in Dublin on the 13th and 14th February.

Newly appointed General Manager at Dell EMC Ireland, Aisling Keegan, said: “Dell EMC is committed to highlighting and supporting gender diversity in the workplace – specifically in the technology sector. While we have a number of initiatives up and running which are having an impact it is clear that there is more to be done in order to address this problem. There simply aren’t enough women considering technology as a career path and it is an incredibly valuable and untapped opportunity for the industry to address our growing skills gap. This is a challenge for government, education and industry, and we have the potential to make a real difference if we all work together…”


Speakers from Dell EMC including Marie Moynihan, Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition, and Aisling Keegan, Ireland General Manager, will address I Wish, imparting lessons gained from their own experience in the technology sector. Speakers from VMware include Karen Egan, Vice President of NSX, Global Support Services and Eabha O’Leary, Inside Sales associate. The wider Dell EMC and VMware teams will also be on hand at the events as volunteers, sharing information directly with attendees about their own roles which range include sales, IT and manufacturing to finance and technical support.  You can find more information here.


(pictured: Orlagh Cotter, Dell EMC)