Today, 8th March is International Women’s Day – the day we celebrate women globally for their achievements in life and also to raise awareness of the challenges uniquely faced by women, as the journey towards a more equal and considerate society continues.
Codec are passionate about creating an inclusive and equitable workplace. We are hosting our own IWD event at 12 today where we will have a top-class panel of speakers including our keynote speaker, Derval O’Rourke, athlete and Irish Olympian discussing their personal journeys and challenges they have encountered throughout their careers.
Our line-up of guest speakers today;
- We will be hearing from Derval O’Rourke ‘s experience as a professional female athlete and the very surprising challenges she faced
- Aisling Curtis, Commercial Director in Microsoft will speak of her experiences in the corporate world
- Barbara Condon, CEO of Rhuama will give a stark picture of the extent of exploitation for some women and how her charity supports women who have been trafficked into Ireland
- Liam O Brien will provide us with some very interesting insights into women in tech and how stereotypes impeded women’s entry into this career.
The best workplaces are those which celebrate diversity, inclusion and respect and the important role of women both in the workplace and in society. Today’s 4 incredible journeys will give us lots of food for thought. Let’s #ChooseToChallenge some of the inequalities which exist in the world today and realise the role we can all play in challenging the narrative.