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Diversity in the Workplace Pride Month Webinar

  • Date: Wed, Jun 16, 2021

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On Friday the 25th of June, UCD Smurfit Women, Inspiring More will host a Pride Month Webinar: Diversity in the Workplace. The event will feature Sara R. Phillips, Chair of the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) and Aongus Hegarty, President of Dell Technologies for International Markets.

Sara R Phillips has been involved with trans activism for over 25 years. She is currently in her third 3-year term as Chair of the Board of Directors of Ireland's national trans organisation, Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI). She is the founder, researcher and archivist of the Irish Trans Archive and was one of the lead negotiators to the Gender Recognition Act 2015, serving on the Governmental review of the act in 2018. In that same year, Sara was honoured as Dublin LGBTQ Pride Grand Marshall. She is also a board member of the National Women's Council of Ireland, the Treasurer of both the International Trans Fund in New York and Transgender Europe in Berlin. Sara is currently the National Manager in Ireland for multinational construction materials manufacturer CPG-Europe.

Aongus Hegarty serves as President of Dell Technologies for International Markets, an organisation spanning 170 countries where he has responsibility for all revenue, customer relationships and strategy. A respected communicator on business, innovation, leadership, digital transformation, sustainability and diverse and inclusive workforces, he was recognised by The Economist Global Diversity List as one of the Top 10 Diversity Champions and was appointed by the Irish Government to join the Better Balance for Better Business (BB4BB) Review Group to help increase participation by women on boards in listed and private companies. At Dell, Aongus co-leads the Global Women’s Network, is a member of the Global Diversity Council, chaired by Michael Dell, and co-leads the company’s Customer Advisory Boards.

Date: Friday, 25th June, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 13:00 pm
Location: Virtual event | Dublin, Ireland
Registration via this link.

UCD Smurfit Women, Inspiring More is an initiative conceived by students and alumni of the UCD Smurfit School. With backgrounds that are diverse in thought, culture and experiences, we have come together around a common passion. That passion is to promote the interests of women in education and the professional world. We aim to raise awareness of the challenges that women face in these environments, and form a network where such topics can be discussed openly. While there exist a number of corporate or industry oriented groups, we seek to bring the forum to a University level where students, both female and male, can be prepared before entering the workforce. In this way, we can also encourage a greater participation of female students in UCD Smurfit School Masters programmes on their pathway to success. We aim to “inspire more,” encouraging women to think beyond any preconceived notions of glass ceilings or barriers in anything they pursue. Our mission statement is: “To encourage participation of women in tertiary education by showing the pathway for success in the corporate world”.

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