In recent years, progressive organisations have been focusing upon empowering women to take on more leadership positions and to activate their own potential. 2018 research suggests that women make up approximately 31.5% of senior management positions in Irish business. Whilst the situation is improving, women are still in a large minority and at a time when there has never been as many females at work. The benefits of having a more gender-balanced leadership team have been outlined in many research papers ranging from improved collaboration, innovation and staff retention right across to better financial organisational performance.
That said, trusting their own voice, standing by their own achievements and tackling imposter syndrome have been identified as some of the top challenges women face when in and seeking to be appointed to leadership roles. Join us at this Institute event where Patricia Hyland, Chief Wellbeing Officer at McNulty Performance ( a senior business leader in Ireland for over 25 years) and Dervilla O’Brien, MD and Founder of Healthbridge Technology (a C Level Director for 20 years) will explore the causes and possible actions that can be taken by women to find their voice and develop self-confidence to overcome barriers to women in leadership role success.
*We encourage both male and female members to attend this event as we are both part of the challenge and also the solution to gender equality in the workplace.