To mark International Women’s Day 2021, The Irish Examiner and sponsors Green &Black's want to invite you to their virtual live event on March 8, 2021, at 1pm.
From challenge comes change, never more so in this past extraordinary year. Join host, Life/Style editor Esther N McCarthy, and meet the Irish Examiner women who have made challenging the status quo their mission, both professionally and personally.
Panelists include Derval O'Rourke, Alison O'Connor, Aoife Moore, Clodagh Finn, plus a VERY special guest. Take a lunch break to remember and celebrate International Women's Day. Book here: https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/arid-40232057.html
Meanwhile Bru Columbanus is also marking this International Women's Day with a fundraising event. People are being encouraged to say thank you or treat yourself to an afternoon tea, in a bid to raise funds for the charity.
Brú Columbanus is an independent charity that provides accommodation free of charge to relatives of seriously ill patients, this 26 bedroomed facility is located in Wilton, near the Cork University Hospital and the Cork Universtity Maternity Hospital. To support the charity you can purchase a delicious selection of sweet and savoury treats for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home (€50 per person) or perhaps you would like to buy one as a gift for a front line worker in any of the Cork Hospitals. For further information please get in touch with AnneMaria at 021-4345754 or 087 2787074 or see eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teaforbru-tickets-142504614137
Also marking IWD will be WiSTEM at UCC, from March 4 ro 13 with a number of events. Speakers will give presentations to 3rd level students and professionals interested in STEM. The conference is primarily aimed at 3rd level female students interested in STEM, but is open to all. The speakers for the day feature Paul Coughlan [COO ARUP], Mary O’Brien[General Manager IBM Security], Caroline Murnane [Thermofisher], Peter Brabazon [CEO of Specialisterne], Melissa Mooney[ author of the blog “Aspire and Me” ]and Alice Stephenson [Founder of Stephenson Law]. The events will take place remotely via Zoom & Microsoft Teams.
The International Women’s Day events are wide-ranging online events organised by WiSTEM UCC in collaboration With the UCC Law Society, UCC Engineering Society, UCC Science Society and UCC Philosoph Society.
Events will also be held in collaboration with outside bodies; Johnson & Johnson, Specialisterne, ARUP, ADHD Ireland along with national and international WiSTEM university societies.
The week consist of presentations, debates, Q&A’s and workshops on a variety of exciting fields within the study of STEM. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to network and socialize with likeminded people from across Ireland and the USA. More details can be found by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on their social media accounts: Instagram: @wistemsocietyucc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UCCWiSTEM/ LinkedIn: WiSTEM Society UCC Twitter: @wistemucc
WiSTEM is a society founded in August 2018 in UCC, their aim is to support women in UCC in achieving their full potential in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Another event, taking place nationally is in aid of Dress For Success. Sports, business and media leaders will speak at an International Women's Day event, in aid of Dress For Success.
An Post CEO David McRedmond, Irish International canoeist Jenny Egan and broadcaster Sonya Lennon will feature as part of the line up for a free online event that will examine the challenges to gender equality in Ireland, and provide practical steps to overcome them, on Monday, March 8, from 3pm to 4pm.
The event will consider the responsibilities for addressing gender inequality from a personal, professional and societal perspective, and feature practical insights from the experience of industry leaders on implementing change.
The event is open to all, but registration in advance is required and is available through dressforsuccessdublin.org.
The line up also includes Allison Keating, Author, Columnist, Chartered Psychologist and owner of bWell Clinic; Aoife Davey, Senior Marketing Director at One4all; and Tracey Carney, Managing Director of Business and Finance Media Group.
There will also be special contributions from Margot Slattery, Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead at Sodexo and Deirdre Mortell, CEO of Rethink Ireland.
Dress for Success founder Sonya Lennon said: "Challenging gender inequality requires the whole of society to get involved and to work collaboratively towards this common goal."
Meanwhile Self Help Africa will host a ‘WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP – CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES IN BUSINESS IN AFRICA” webinar on Monday, March 8, (9.30am-1130am) to mark International Women's Day.
Hosted by Self Help Africa, the event will feature voices from Africa and Europe speaking as women engaged in enterprise, investment and agriculture. It will look at both the obstacles and the opportunities for women in business in sub-Saharan Africa.
Speakers from Kenya, Uganda and Zambia will be joined by contributors from Norway and Belgium at the event, which will provide real life examples of the experiences of women working in Africa.
The webinar will take place from 9.30am to 11.30am on Monday, 8th March next, and will be moderated by Self Help Africa’s Director of Programmes, Orla Kilcullen. To register your interest visit: https://selfhelpafrica.org/ie/iwd2021/