Our #PhoenixFamily was proud to attend an event dedicated to International Women’s Day, hosted by Dublin Chamber, Dublin Local Enterprise Office, IrishJobs.ie and Fujitsu.
The varied panel consisted of a number of inspiring women, each sharing their personal success stories to a roomful of 250 supportive women.
Orla Moran, General Manager at IrishJobs.ie, pointed out that 80% of female Millennials seek out diversity and inclusion in the workplace, according to a survey conducted by PwC.
Caragh O’Carroll, Distinguished Engineer with Fujitsu, shared her mission to encourage more young women to join the engineering and tech space as there are currently only 20% of women in this space.
Louise Phelan, CEO of Phelan Energy Group, who has been CEO for a number of large MNCs and sits on various boards, including Ryanair's, highlighted the importance of mentorship; reiterated by Lisa Cusack, a pilot with Aer Lingus, who said only 3% of pilots worldwide are women, so supporting others in your sphere is critical.
Entrepreneurs Laura McCarthy, Sofie Cafolla and Ailbhe Keane shared their experiences on setting up their own businesses in their twenties; again reinforcing the importance of relationship-building, both on- and off-line.
Follow the #IWD conversation below on Twitter.
Inspiring story from @louise_phelan on her colourful #career journey...1 of 17 children with 52 nieces and nephews, who she is a great mentor to. Fantastic to be here with our #PhoenixFamily@DubCham@Irishjobsie@fujitsu_ie@LEODublinCity#IWD2020#EqualforEqual#EqualityForAllhttps://t.co/GeMSR2IsLrpic.twitter.com/pScawDrIdl— RachelHealy (@RachelHealyMA) March 5, 2020
Talent and innovation have no gender. According to @PwCIreland, 80% of female Millenials look for #DiversityandInclusion in #recruitment - insightful talk from GM Orla Moran @Irishjobsie@DubCham@fujitsu_ie@LEODublinCity#IWD2020#EqualforEqual#EqualityForAll#PhoenixFamilypic.twitter.com/3w100bJTN2— Phoenix (@phoenixrecruit) March 5, 2020
"You have to be willing to make sacrifices - who has achieved #worklifebalance? - but never give up. There will be setbacks, but believe in yourself and you can do anything" Bravo for leading the way in the #aviation industry @LisaCusack#IWD2020#EqualforEqual#PhoenixFamilypic.twitter.com/TDQwfRlGPf— RachelHealy (@RachelHealyMA) March 5, 2020
"The simple truth is that women are often afraid to put their head above the paradigm, while men tend to have overconfidence in themselves - we have to put ourselves out there for #genderequality" - @louise_phelan@lisacusack#IWD2020#EqualforEqual#EqualityForAll#PhoenixFamilypic.twitter.com/VYZRrbpebs— Phoenix (@phoenixrecruit) March 5, 2020
"Diversity is being at the table, inclusion is being asked something at the table." We couldn't have put it better ourselves @louise_phelan. #IWD2020#ConnectingDublin#EachForEqualpic.twitter.com/MTRF2K0obO— Dublin Chamber (@DubCham) March 5, 2020