21 November 2024
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Agenda coming soon

Editorial Director, Magazine Brands at Business Post Media Group
Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

In this panel discussion we will explore how we are making it more accommodating for women to join, and stay in the workforce. We will discuss the attitudinal and structural barriers that exist and what more the government can do to get more women into leadership positions as well as what are the measures that have been taken, and are they enough?

Chairperson of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Project Board, publicjobs.ie and Member of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
Head of Diversity and Inclusion, publicjobs.ie
Secretary General, Department of Defence at Department of Defence
Co-founder of East Coast Bakehouse
Strategic Partnership Lead & Corporate Social Responsibility Director at Business Post Media Group
Former Minister and Fine Gael spokesperson on Finance
Minister for Justice

The private sector has not been without its challenges in overcoming the barriers to getting women on boards and executive roles. However, it has the freedom to innovate to solve these problems and now thousands of examples of how good strategy and programs can yield success. 

In this panel we will look at what measures the private sector are taking and how could these be applied to tackle this challenge in the public sector.

Country Executive, 30% Club
CEO, Taxback

An Garda Síochana is one of Europe’s most female police forces – how did we get here and what are the lessons for other public sector organisations?

Former garda commissioner

In this panel male leaders who are setting an inclusive culture from the top will discuss their approach to ensuring females are supported in the workplace and what more could and should be done in the public sector.

Chief Operations Officer, Teagasc
Co-Chair, Balance for Better Business
CEO, Women for Election

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