Accenture Ireland hosted its 13th celebration of International Womens’ Day at Dublin’s Convention Centre with some fantastic female speakers from journalists to leaders in the public service, sports, tech, business, science and arts sectors.
— Isabel Vaughan (@isabelmvaughan) March 8, 2017
Five Learning Points
Some reminders and take-aways from the morning’s conversations and entertainment:
2. Career sponsors speak about you, mentors speak with you. Who represents you when you are not in the room, and/or fights your corner and how? (Sasha Wiggins, Barclays Bank).
3. If you don’t ask, you don’t get. Create opportunities where none existed before, and pursue that path to its fullest extent with your transferable skills (Sinead McSweeney, Twitter).
4. Female CEOs need mentorship, bravery, agility, continuous learning and the ability to find opportunities. (Grainne O’Dwyer, Ludgate Hub).
5. Dynamic working accommodates all employees’ needs. Work-life balance is easier to achieve for family, personal and fitness commitments (Sasha Wiggins, Barclays Bank).
Hearing The Dialogue
— Caroline Carswell (@soundadvice_pro) March 8, 2017
Evening At The Docklands Innovation Awards
Men in suits prevailed at that evening’s Docklands Innovation Awards at PwC, where one of three finalists was female. How many of the women were celebrating IWD around Dublin?
— Jonathan Dever (@deverjonny) March 8, 2017