Important news – 04 May 2017

Due to the tragic death of our co-founder Grace McDermott on 01 May 2017, Women Are Boring is taking a short hiatus. The blog will be back soon and will continue on. It is now a small part of Grace’s substantial legacy. For more on this, please read here.

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Grace McDermott (left), 1990-2017.

Latest news

We’re delighted to have been featured in Marie Claire magazine (South Africa edition) – Women Are Boring going global!


We chatted feminism, academia and normalising the intellectual female voice with Siún of As An Nua – read the interview here!


2017 is off to a great start for us – we are featured in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Irish Country Magazine (our first cover story!), and have been named by Irish Tech News in their list of 47 awesome women in tech to watch in 2017.


Exciting news in December 2016 – Women Are Boring has been identified by the National Library of Ireland as a website of intrinsic cultural value, and will be added to their web archive!

In November 2016, we wrote a piece on women in academia and why news coverage of female experts is important, for FuJo: The Institute for Future Media and Journalism. Read it here.

We were featured in The Irish Times on 14 September 2016! If you weren’t lucky enough to have your hands on the print edition, you can read the article here.

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Our feature in The Irish Times, 14 September 2016.

We were interviewed by Silicon Republic on the aims of the site, and why we started it. Read the interview here.

We were also interviewed by Irish Tech News, and discussed our plans for the site, barriers to women’s academic career progression, and how much we both love Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie! Read it here.

We were THRILLED to be featured in the August issue of STELLAR magazine, one of Ireland’s biggest women’s magazines!

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We’ve taken part in a number of events in recent months, including Trinity College Dublin’s panel event ‘Women in Research’, Herstory Ireland’s ‘Herstory Hootenanny’ in Smock Alley Theatre, and Science Gallery Dublin’s ‘WERK’ event.

TCD Probe: We took part in Science Gallery Dublin’s Probe: Research Uncovered event on the 30th September 2016 in Trinity College Dublin. We were delighted to take part and spread the WAB word to fellow academics and the public!

L’Oréal – UNESCO For Women in Science: We attended the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science awards ceremony in the Royal Society, London, on 22 June 2016. We had an incredible night and were honoured to meet some of the awardees, and the PhD students nominated for the PhD prizes. Read our piece on the awards, along with photos, and extracts from our interview with L’Oréal UK & Ireland Scientific Director Steve Shiel, here:

Other news

We’ve gone global! Since launching in May 2016, Women Are Boring has already had tens of thousands of views from more than 90 countries. So far, we’ve featured women in research from Ireland, the U.S., England, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Scotland, Australia, and more!

We are currently seeking submissions for July 2017 onwards. Check out the write for us page for more info.

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