4 Events to Inspire – Supporting Women
Nobody has it easy all the time. Regardless of your gender, marital status or professional standing there will always be times in your life when a little bit of support can make all the difference.
Women in business experience a few unique challenges. The marriage bar in the public service was only removed in July 1973. We don’t have an established tradition of supporting women in their career paths. Time off for maternity leave often impedes promotions. A study, commissioned by The 30% Club in 2016 revealed that even at the most junior level of management, women only occupy 34 per cent of positions. Furthermore, their representation falling significantly at each subsequent stage up the career ladder.
Events to Inspire
But there are moves afoot… Several groups are actively working to support women at all stages in their careers. New mothers, young entrepreneurs or established career women can all benefit from some great events that are happening this Autumn around the country. We have also thrown in one that isn’t specifically targeted at women (because it’s too good to omit). Here’s our pick…
Mum Talks are a unique and fantastic series of monthly events. They to give mums confidence and empower them as they get ready to return to work after maternity leave; or are thinking of starting their own business; or are adapting to life as a stay at home mum. This month’s event is happening in House in Dublin on September 5th. The panel includes a financial advisor and a careers coach. Evelyn Garvey, owner of Bella Baby Nursery Stores, will be imparting some wisdom garnered from years at the helm of a successful family owned business. And you don’t even have to worry about childcare, as babies are more than welcome.
IMAGE Young Businesswomen’s Forum
If you are looking for inspiration pop along to the Westbury Hotel in Dublin on September 14th. The IMAGE Young Businesswomen’s Forum will provide insights from three successful business women, Jennifer Rock, Sinéad Cassidy and Heidi Higgins. Along with IMAGE magazine editor-in-chief Melanie Morris, they will provide insights into what it is really like to be a young woman in business.
Ted x Galway
TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and has since become a byword for inspirational talks on all aspects of life and society TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. The next installment of TEDxGalway is on September 21st. The speakers will be drawn from the worlds of arts, academia, technology, business, and community development. This is always a fantastic and stimulating event. And it will appeal to everyone!
The Women’s Inspire Network National Event
The Women’s Inspire Network National Event takes place in Dublin on October 10th. There is a stellar lineup of speakers ready to inspire. Dragon’s Den, Alison Cowzer will be the keynote speaker on the day. Samantha Kelly, aka The Tweeting Goddess, will be on hand to offer expert advice on social media strategies. This is a full day of workshops, lectures and networking. Whether you are already in business or just in startup mode, there is something for everyone on the programme.
For lots more events to inspire, to help you further your career, or expand your mind, visit InspireMe.ie to find out what’s happening near you. Also, if you sign up with us, we will notify when great events are about to happen.
Finally, all information is correct at time of publishing. Always check with event organiser before you travel!