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TCGEL Launch

The Trinity Centre for Gender Equality and Leadership was formally launched on 11 October 2017, by Vice Chancellor Mary Robinson.

Trinity Drives Excellence Through Gender Equality

Featuring Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast and former Vice-Provost, Professor Linda Hogan, this video demonstrates the College’s commitment to gender equality as a driver of research excellence, and highlights Trinity’s achievements and role as a national leader in driving gender equality in the Higher Education sector in Ireland.

All changed, changed utterly...

In 2016, over half the students at Trinity were female, but in the 1960s a woman on campus was a rare sight. Women had to be off campus by 6.30pm, there was no maternity leave and chaperones were appointed for the first women scholars on campus. These are some of the memories recalled in this fascinating look back at life for women at Trinity college.

Women in Leadership Podcasts

Dame Prof. Anne Dowling: Why we need more creative women in engineering

Dame Ann Dowling, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge, recently addressed a gathering in Trinity College on the topic of ‘Diversity and inclusion: a value proposition for engineering’, on the invitation of WiSER Women in Science and Engineering Research. She spoke to Angie Mezzetti for the Women In Leadership Podcast.

Listen to Dame Prof. Dowling

Dr. Anne Laure Humbert: Quotas, are they desirable?

Dr. Anne Laure HumbertDr. Humbert of Cranfield College was interviewed for the Women in Leadership podcast, before her talk at TCD about the effectiveness of quotas in delivering gender equality on boards and senior leadership teams.

Listen to Dr Humbert.

Dr. Joyce Yen Discusses Unconscious Bias in Trinity College

Dr Joyce Yen with Prof Eileen DrewDr. Joyce W Yen from the University of Washington gives a talk for the Women In Leadership podcast and even sheadmits to having been surprised by her own Unconscious Bias!

Listen to Dr Joyce

STEMming the Leaky Pipeline: The MIT Approach

A conversation with Prof Nancy Hopkins, Amgen, Inc. Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Prof Nancy Hopkins with Prof Eileen Drew & Prof Jane GrimsonWhile in Trinity to receive an Honorary Degree, Prof Hopkins, an advocate for women in science over almost two decades, contributed to the current debate on women in academia.

Listen to Nancys interview

Shining Light on Women in Optics

Julietta Fierro is an astrophysicist and full time researcher at Mexico’s National University.

Listen to Julietta's talk at TCD in April 2015