International Women's Day 2020

Orange graphic with title in white - From bench to boardroom, and beyond

We are very fortunate in Ireland to have a rich talent pool of emerging leaders in the area of vision loss. To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, we’re hosting a breakfast event celebrating trailblazing women across science, research and innovation.

Our theme, ‘From bench to boardroom, and beyond’, explores the different career paths our speakers have embarked upon and their on-going efforts to promote and facilitate research and innovation in Ireland.

Join us to hear from our panel of accomplished female leaders –

The event will be chaired by Priscilla Lynch, Clinical Editor at the Medical Independent.

Friday 6 March, registration and breakfast will start at 8.30am and the panel discussion will begin at 9am. Tickets are free but places are limited. The event is open to everyone, not just women!

Friday 6 March 2020
8.30am – 10.30am
AIB Corporate Finance
10 Molesworth Place
Dublin 2

Book your ticket today!

We would like to say a huge thank you to AIB for providing the event space and breakfast free of charge.


Orange graphic with words Young Female Researcher Bursary

As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, we’re delighted to launch our inaugural Young Female Researcher Bursary. The €1000 career development award will be given to a promising young (35 and under) female researcher working in the area of sight loss in Ireland.

The Young Female Researcher Bursary 2020 is proudly supported by

To be in with a chance of winning the bursary, we want you to describe your research in the format of a tabloid headline. Think punchy, engaging and attention-grabbing. Alongside the team, we’ll pick the best one!

Simply tweet @fight_blindness with your headline and use the hashtag #YFRBursary. If you don’t use Twitter, you can send an email to with the subject line ‘Young Female Researcher Bursary’.

Deadline for entries is 6pm Friday, February 28. The 2020 recipient will be announced at the event.