Gender Pay Gap: Linda Kelly – IMPACT Union

Linda Kelly (left), pictured with Maura Byrne of HERizon The Gender Pay Gap is defined as the difference between the average gross earnings of female and male employees. In Ireland today, the average gender pay gap is over 14% but can rise to 29% in some industry sectors. Pay disparity is an enormous barrier to… Read More

30 Percent Club – Anne Marie Taylor

  Anne Marie has a long-standing interest in women in business, which includes co-founding the Board Diversity Initiative, which promotes the appointment of women on boards, and as a steering committee member of the 30% Club. She recently set up a new venture, Career Returners, which provides consultancy, coaching and training services both for people… Read More

Samantha Kelly – Tweeting Goddess

Samantha is a leading social media strategist, speaker and trainer.  Samantha owns and operates Tweeting Goddess. With the support of her team, Samantha plans and delivers effective social media strategies to businesses and entrepreneurs, harnessing the power of social media and the online community. She is passionate about teaching businesses how to leverage social media… Read More

Jill Holtz – Website Entrepreneur

  Jill Holtz is co-founder of, an award-winning information website for parents, that has grown from a local Galway directory to a global website and one of the most trusted online brands for parents. Jill also co-founded a spin-off company, which offers tailored online registration, ticketing and payment services; and most recently… Read More

Ellen Gunning – PR Guru and Radio Pioneer

Ellen Gunning is the director and founder of the Irish Academy of Public Relations. She has been successfully training students and corporate agencies alike since the Academy’s establishment in 1992. Her many accomplishments are reflective of her strong belief in self-starting. Since her very first job as a telephonist, Ellen has drawn on her adventurous… Read More

Elaine Naughton – Helping to Deliver Health Technology in the HSE

Elaine Naughton, Continuous Service Improvement Lead With 25 years’ experience working in the IT Industry, Elaine Naughton leads a cross-functional and multi-disciplinary team within the HSE. Elaine reports to the Assistant National Director for Acute Services IT who is responsible for the delivery of IT solutions into all hospitals. After graduating from WIT with a… Read More

Women for Election Campaign for More Women in Politics

On Thursday June 15th, Women for Election launched their #MoreWomen campaign, in which they hope to raise €50,000 to train 300 women ahead of the next election. A panel discussion chaired by Sinead McSweeney of Twitter included Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald; leader of the Green Party Eamon Ryan; Mayo Senator Rose Conway-Walsh; and TDs Catherine Murphy,… Read More

Women for Election Crowdfunding Launch

This week Women for Election will launch their crowdfunding campaign – the first time there has been such a large scale crowdfunding campaign for politics. From Thursday 15th June, Women for Election aims to raise €50,000 over 20 days to train 300 women. Since it was founded in 2012, Women for Election has trained more than 1,000… Read More

Self-Made Heiress Charlene de Carvalho

Michel de Carvalho with Charlene at Heineken headquarters Photo By: Sander Stoepker—Fotograaf Until her father’s passing, Charlene de Carvalho had no money to her name except a single share of Heineken stock—then worth 25.60 euros, or $32—that her father had given her. Now, as his only child and the sole heir to the Heineken fortune,… Read More

Great Results for Women in UK General Election

Above: Theresa May, UK Prime Minister Before the recent UK general election on June 8th, there had already been one victory: the largest percentage of female candidates. The electorate was presented with a combined total of 965 female candidates, representing 29% candidates. After the ballots were counted, the 2017 election had come out ahead of… Read More