Katherine Walshe: Head of Asset Operations
Katherine is Head of Asset Operations in Irish Water, a member of Irish Water’s Senior Management Team and a UCC Civil Engineering graduate. Katherine’s varied career includes water, roads, housing and environment related works, as well as organisational development and enterprise. She was also the first female engineer in Kerry County Council.
"In Irish Water we are committed to gender equality - 50% of our Senior Management Team is female - which is why we want to inspire girls and young women to explore engineering career paths particularly within the water sector.”
Kate Gannon: Corporate Affairs Manager
Kate is Corporate Affairs Manager in Irish Water and has been an engineer for 17 years.
“Many girls and young women simply may not know a woman who works in an engineering, science or technical field, so they are less likely to consider these career options. I think if girls see more women working and leading in STEM industries, they can picture themselves in these types of roles.”
Miriam Grant: Water Resources Planner
"Subjects like technical drawing or even applied mathematics weren’t offered in my all-girls secondary school. This can leave you at a disadvantage going into college and put you off choosing engineering. I am glad that I persevered; the women I have met and worked with since beginning my career have been an inspiration and are some of the best engineers I have worked with. It is fantastic that here in Irish Water, we have women in prominent leadership positions.”