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Midlands celebrates 4 Ericsson Finalists in Women in STEM Awards 2023

The highly anticipated Women in STEM Awards 2023 celebrate and recognise the incredible achievements and innovations of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in Ireland, with the Midlands region celebrating as four women from the Ericsson Athlone team have been named as finalists in the upcoming awards.

These awards shine a light on the women who are breaking barriers, pushing boundaries, and making a significant impact in their fields. Among the esteemed finalists, Ericsson Athlone has emerged as a stand-out contender, with an impressive four finalists from their Athlone team, confirming their dedication to diversity, innovation, and leadership in STEM.

Ericsson’s nominations span diverse categories, reflecting their continued work to promote gender balance, and highlight the opportunities of careers in STEM to women and girls across the Midlands region.

  • Role Model of the Year: Sinéad Pillion
  • Women in STEM Award for Engineering: Noreen Muldoon
  • STEM Graduate of the Year: Andrea Tesarova
  • Rising Star of the Year: Natallia Patsykalnik

The Women in STEM Awards have become a leading event in the STEM community, showcasing some of Ireland’s leading companies and organisations that are creating diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces that allow every employee to thrive, regardless of their background.

The awards are driven by the belief that when companies and organisations embrace diversity and inclusivity, they foster a culture of innovation and creativity, and provide the necessary support for women in STEM to reach their full potential.

Investing in the future of Midlands STEM education

Commenting on the nominations, Sinéad Pillion, Head of Programs & Operations for Network Management Engineering at Ericsson, and Chair of the Midlands ICT Cluster said, “It is an honour to be named as one of this year’s finalists, along with my three colleagues, in the Women in STEM Awards, and it’s a testament to Ericsson’s ongoing commitment to advancing gender diversity, technological innovation, and leadership within our industry.

“Through our INFUSE (Investing in Future Software Engineers) program at Ericsson Athlone, we are committed to investing in STEM through a range of initiatives that focus on creating enthusiasm around software engineering, with the aim of motivating more female students to consider a career in technology and software engineering. Across the Midlands region, there are so many inspiring programmes offered by members of the Midlands ICT Cluster aimed at increasing female STEM participation, and we are delighted to support the ongoing work that is ensuring a bright future for women in STEM across the region.”

The Women in STEM Awards 2023 will be hosted on October 26th 2023, at a prestigious event in the Round Room at the Mansion House, Dublin. The event promises to be an inspiring evening, celebrating achievements, fostering networking, and encouraging future leaders in STEM. For more information about the event, please visit or learn more about the Midlands ICT Cluster

Women in STEM Awards Finalists from Ericsson, Athlone – from l to r – Natallia Patsykalnik – Senior Project Manager, Andrea Tesarova – Graduate Engineer, Sinéad Pillion – Head of Programs & Operations for Network Management Engineering & Chair of the Midlands ICT Cluster and Noreen Muldoon – Master Engineer

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