Ireland

The 30% Club Ireland officially launched in January 2015, with a goal to achieve better gender balance at all levels in leading Irish businesses. The 30% Club believes that gender balance on boards and executive leadership not only encourages better leadership and governance, but further contributes to better all-round board performance, and ultimately increased corporate performance for both companies and their shareholders.  The initiative is complementary to individual company efforts and existing networking groups, adding to these through collaboration and the visible commitment of senior business leaders. Over 150 Irish Chairs and CEOs of leading businesses are supporters of the 30% Club Ireland. These leaders are committed to accelerating gender balance in their organisations through voluntary actions.

The 30% Club is a collaborative business-led effort to make real change in Ireland, aiming towards 30% female representation in senior management by 2020.

30% Club Ireland - Information booklet 2017

Related podcasts below:

Women in Leadership podcast with Steering Committee member Brid Horan, please click here.

Banking on Women podcast with Steering Committee member Carol Andrews and Angie Mezzetti, please click here.

Women in Leadership podcast with Gillian Harford on AIB Equality Initiatives. Gillian is on the Steering Committee for the Financial Services Group in 30% Club. Please click here for link to podcast.

For general enquiries, please email: 30percentclubireland@bnymellon.com

@30percentclubie


Members


  • Chairs Advisory Board 

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    Michael Buckley

    Chairman

    KKR Alternative Investments & KKR Credit Advisors, Former Chairman of DCC

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    Nicky Hartery

    Chairman

    CRH

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    Anne Heraty

    CEO

    CPL

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    Vivienne Jupp

    Chair

    CIE

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    Gary Kennedy

    Chairman

    Greencore

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    Kieran McGowan

    Chairman

    Business in the Community

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    Pat O'Doherty

    CEO

    ESB

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    Lochlann Quinn

    Former Chairman

    ESB

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    Julian Yarr

    A&L Goodbody

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    Liz Hughes

    ACCA Ireland

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    Alastair Blair

    Accenture

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    Marius Smyth

    AdRoll

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    Bernard Byrne

    AIB

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    Julie O'Neill

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals

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    Sean McGrath

    Allianz

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    Mark Redmond

    American Chamber of Commerce

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    Damian Ringwood

    Amrop Strategis

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    Rachael Ingle

    Aon Hewitt

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    Donal O'Brien

    Aramark Ireland

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    Ciarán Bolger

    Arthur Cox

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    Elaine Coughlan

    Atlantic Bridge Capital

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    Sasha Wiggins

    Barclays Bank Ireland plc

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    Damian Finn

    Bausch and Lomb

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    Barry O'Dwyer

    BlackRock

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    Joe Duffy

    BNY Mellon

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    Tara McCarthy

    Bord Iascaigh Mhara

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    Mike Quinn

    Bord na Móna

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    John McGrane

    British Irish Chamber of Commerce

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    Seán Páircéir

    Brown Brothers Harriman

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    Shay Walsh

    BT Ireland

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    Catherine Guy

    Byrne Wallace

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    John Donohoe

    Carne Global Financial Services Limited

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    Governor Philip Lane

    Central Bank of Ireland

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    Ian Talbot

    Chambers Ireland

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    Zdenek Turek

    Citigroup

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    Aedamar Howlett

    Coca-Cola Ireland

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    Gervaise Slowey

    Communicorp

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    Bill Doherty

    Cook Medical Europe Ltd

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    Manish Vekaria

    Credit Suisse

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    Pádraig Ó Ríordáin

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    John Hennessy

    Dalata

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    Brian McKiernan

    Davy

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    Tommy Breen

    DCC plc

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    Professor Brian MacCraith

    DCU

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    Maureen Walsh

    DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland

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    Aongus Hegarty

    Dell

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    Brendan Jennings

    Deloitte

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    Niall Burgess

    Department of Foreign Affairs

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    Orlaigh Quinn

    Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation

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    Noel Waters

    Department of Justice & Equality

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    Robert Watt

    Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

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    Niamh O'Donoghue

    Department of Social Protection

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    Fiona Flannery

    Depfa

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    John Kennedy

    Diageo

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    Mary Rose Burke

    Dublin Chamber of Commerce

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    Padraig McManus

    eir

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    Fintan Slye

    EirGrid

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    Caroline Spillane

    Engineers Ireland

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    Terence O'Rourke

    Enterprise Ireland

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    Zelia Madigan

    Ericsson

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    Michael McNicholas

    Ervia

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    Alan Barrett

    ESRI

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    Laurence Crowley

    formerly ESRI

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    David Hackett

    Eugene F Collins

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    Alan Murphy

    Eversheds International

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    Mike McKerr

    EY

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    Gareth Lambe

    Facebook

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    Fiona Muldoon

    FBD Holdings plc

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    Sandeep Suri

    Fidelity Ireland

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    Rhona Blake

    FleishmanHillard Ireland

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    Regina Moran

    Fujitsu

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    Mark Elborne

    GE

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    Siobhán Talbot

    Glanbia

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    Fionnuala Meehan

    Google

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    Paul McCann

    Grant Thornton

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    Aidan Lynch

    GSK

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    Debbie O'Hare

    Hannover Re (Ireland)

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    Richard Eardley

    Hays

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    Seán Rowland

    Hibernia College

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    Anne Looney

    Higher Education Authority

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    Martin Murphy

    HP Ireland

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    Marteina Milton

    HR Holfeld

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    Alan Duffy

    HSBC

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    Danny McCoy

    IBEC

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    Peter O'Neill

    IBM

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    Tom Lynch

    ICON plc

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    Stephen Rae

    Independent News and Media Plc

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    Maura Quinn

    Institute of Directors

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    Marian O'Sullivan

    Institute of Public Administration

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    Kevin Thompson

    Insurance Ireland

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    Eamonn Sinnott

    Intel Ireland Ltd

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    Michael Cullen

    Investec Bank plc

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    Anne Nolan

    Irish Aviation Authority

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    John McCormack

    Irish Cancer Society

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    Eamonn Rothwell

    Irish Continental Group plc

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    David Harney

    Irish Life

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    Simon Boucher

    Irish Management Institute

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    Padraic O'Connor

    Irish Stock Exchange

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    Vicki O'Toole

    J.J. O'Toole

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    Carin Bryans

    J.P. Morgan Bank (Ireland) plc

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    Leisha Daly

    Janssen

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    Steve Bowcott

    John Sisk & Son Construction Ltd.

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    Gary McGann

    John Sisk & Son Construction Ltd.

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    John Moran

    Jones Lang LaSalle

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    Sean Hawkshaw

    KBI Global Investors

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    Stan McCarthy

    Kerry Group

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    Shaun Murphy

    KPMG

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    Paul Travers

    Macquarie Capital

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    Nicholas Butcher

    Maples and Calder

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    Alison Grainger

    Marks and Spencer Ireland Ltd

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    Declan Black

    Mason Hayes Curran

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    Michael Jackson

    Matheson

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    Barry Devereux

    McCann Fitzgerald

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    Sorcha McKenna

    McKinsey

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    Gerry Kilcommins

    Medtronic

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    Ruth Curran

    Merc Partners

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    Tom Geraghty

    Mercer

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    Cathriona Hallahan

    Microsoft Ireland

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    Trudie Mulhall

    Morgan Stanley

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    Louise Houson

    MSD

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    Gina Quin

    National College of Ireland

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    Conor O'Kelly

    National Treasury Management Agency

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    Clive Bellows

    Northern Trust Company

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    Rosheen McGuckian

    NTR plc

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    James Browne

    NUI Galway

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    Prof Philip Nolan

    NUI Maynooth

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    Paul O'Riordan

    Oracle

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    Rose Hynes

    Origin Enterprises plc

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    Kevin Lane

    Ornua

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    Louise Phelan

    PayPal

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    Jeremy Masding

    Permanent TSB

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    Dr Paul Duffy

    Pfizer

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    Paul Marchant

    Primark

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    Fiona Tierney

    Public Appointments Service

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    Nigel Heneghan

    Public Relations Consultants Association

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    Feargal O'Rourke

    PwC

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    Cathal Kelly

    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

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    Dee Forbes

    RTÉ

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    Rose Hynes

    Shannon Group plc

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    Mark FitzGerald

    Sherry FitzGerald

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    Peter Barrett

    SMBC Aviation Capital

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    Tony Smurfit

    Smurfit Kappa Group

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    Dervla Tomlin

    Society of Actuaries in Ireland

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    Margot Slattery

    Sodexo

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    Susan Dargan

    State Street

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    Noel Cawley

    Teagasc

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    Pat King

    The Doyle Collection

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    Liam Kavanagh

    The Irish Times

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    Patrick Prendergast

    Trinity College Dublin

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    Michael Murphy

    UCC

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    Andrew Deeks

    UCD

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    Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh

    UCD Quinn School and UCD Smurfit School

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    Brendan McAtamney

    UDG

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    Gerry Mallon

    Ulster Bank

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    Maurice Pratt

    Uniphar Group

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    Don Barry

    University of Limerick

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    John O'Dwyer

    VHI

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    Anne O'Leary

    Vodafone

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    Garry Ferguson

    Walkers Ireland

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    Bryan Bourke

    William Fry

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    Ray McKenna

    Willis Towers Watson

Steering Committee

The 30% Club is run by a Steering Committee that is made up of senior men and women who volunteer their time and skills.

  • Country Lead 

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    Marie O'Connor

    Partner

    PwC

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    Carol Andrews

    Head of EMEA Service Delivery (AIS)

    BNY Mellon

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    Darina Barrett

    Partner

    KPMG

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    Peter Cosgrove

    Director

    CPL

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    Orla Coughlan

    Chief Human Resources Officer

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    Brid Horan

    Former Deputy CEO

    ESB

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    Rachel Hussey

    Partner

    Arthur Cox

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    Richard Kinsella

    Director

    Davy

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    Paula Neary

    Client Director

    Accenture

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    Meliosa O'Caoimh

    Senior Vice President

    Northern Trust

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    Mary O'Hara

    Partner

    PwC

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    Conor O'Leary

    Company Secretary

    Greencore

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    Julie O'Neill

    Executive Vice President

    Alexion

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    Anne-Marie Taylor

    Management Consultant

Working groups

  • Scholarships

    Main aims

    Globally, the 30% Club is establishing partnerships with a number of business schools to rectify the under-representation of women pursuing post-graduate management education, by offering scholarships aimed at women. Through these partnerships, we seek to build a continuum of change, helping women to make the decision to undertake further education.

    UCD Smurfit School

    For the third year running, Smurfit Executive Development is generously offering a fully funded scholarship to one female candidate wishing to enter the UCD Diploma in Corporate Governance commencing in September 2017.  

    This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding female candidate based on the breadth and depth of work experience as well as past academic/professional qualification performance. 

    The aim of the scholarship, in association with the 30% Club, is to support female candidates of merit and to encourage an increase in women considering senior leadership roles so please circulate the information on this valuable opportunity within your organisation.

    For further details on this scholarship, please click this link.

    Trinity College Dublin

    In September 2016, Professor Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity Business School confirmed that Trinity in partnership with the 30% Club are delighted to announce the Women in Leadership Scholarships which will comprise one full MBA scholarship and a series of bursaries.  Applications will be sought during 2017 with the scholarships commencing in the 2017/18 academic year.

    For further details on this scholarship, please click this link.

    DCU

    In April 2017, the 30% Club announced that DCU had generously agreed to provide a €10,000 fee scholarship to the 30% Club. This could be used for postgraduate study in DCU Business School across a range of available programmes. the successful candidate commenced the programme in Autumn 2017.

    For further details on this scholarship, please click this link.

    IMI

    At the official launch of the 30% Club Ireland in January 2015, it was announced that a 30% Club Ireland/IMI scholarship was to be awarded by the IMI on either its Diploma in Strategy or Innovation as part of IMI’s pathway to a Masters in Business Practice. Due to the high calibre of applicants, the IMI awarded two scholarships; one to Sophia Long, BNY Mellon and one to Trish Twomey, Concern. 

    In 2017, the IMI partnered with the 30% Club Ireland once again to offer two high potential female executives fully funded scholarships, valued at €10,000 each, to avail of an IMI Diploma in Leadership in Dublin and Cork. This scholarship is for the 2017 programme and commences in Spring 2017 in Cork and Autum 2017 in Dublin.

    For further details on this scholarship, please click this link.

    NUIG

    J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, in collaboration with the 30% Club, are delighted to offer a scholarship for its Executive MBA programme. This is a part time programme run over two years. The next intake is in September 2017. The scholarship is valued at €13,850 in total for the programme which equates to 50% of the fees (fees are €27,700 over the two years). Closing date for receipt of applications of 1st June 2017.

    For more information on the 30% Club scholarship application process, or to submit your application please, contact Mairead McKeon, Executive MBA Programme Administrator at mairead.mckeon@nuigalway.ie  or visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/cairnes/courses/mba/.

    UL

    The 30% Club is partnering with the University of Limerick to offer an MBA scholarship for highest calibre ambitious women who want to maximise their career potential. This merit-based scholarship is open to all applicants who have a level 8 degree and at least 4 years’ experience (Equivalent qualifications will be considered). The University of Limerick MBA is a part time programme run over two years.  Its fundamental objectives are to develop understanding of best practice management, ability to think and act strategically, decision making and leadership skills, and the ability to understand and respond to the dynamics of a changing business environment. The scholarship represents 75% of the total fees.

    Applicants should forward:

    1) a copy of their current CV (illustrating that they meet UL MBA programme entry requirements) and

    2) an A4 statement outlining their rationale in undertaking an MBA and how the programme could help with their professional development

    to Michele.ODwyer@ul.ie. Closing date for receipt of applications is 1st June 2017.

    contact

    brid.horan@mail.com

    Group leader

    Brid Horan

  • Cross-Company Mentoring

    Main aims

    The IMI/30% Club Cross Company Mentoring Scheme for 2016 has received really positive feedback from participating mentees and mentors so we are delighted to announce that the window for registration is officially open for this year’s programme from today until 17th February.  

    Since late 2015,  28 organisations have participated in this programme, with 112 leaders across these organisations greatly benefiting from the scheme and furthering enhancing their careers. Mentors may be female or male and at least 50% of the mentees from each company must be female.

    The link here will bring you to a dedicated page with a detailed information pack which outlines the scheme in detail and where you can register your interest and  the team at the IMI will follow up with a call.  

    We invite you to get involved in this high value programme!  Please do take note that the closing date for initial registration is 17 February - the full schedule of dates and cost are in the information pack.
     

    contact

    della.holmes-slevin@imi.ie

    david.magee@imi.ie

    Group leader

    David Magee

  • Professional Services Firms

    Main aims

    The Professional Services Firms’ Initiative was established in Ireland in 2015, to consider ways in which the group can support efforts towards increasing gender balance in law, accounting and consulting firms in the Irish market. The initiative is supported by the Managing Partners of Ireland’s leading professional services firms and is currently exploring next steps.

    contact

    rachel.hussey@arthurcox.com
    mary.ohara@ie.pwc.com

    Group leader

    Rachel Hussey & Mary O'Hara

  • Balancing the Pyramid

    Main aims

    To accelerate the rate at which women progress through the pipeline to senior and executive levels in Irish business organisations. This involves collaborating with a range of supporting organisations and other groups to analyse the current position, to identify the key challenges and to develop and implement initiatives to address these.

    contact

    annemarietaylor1@gmail.com

    brid.horan@mail.com

    Group leader

    Anne-Marie Taylor & Brid Horan

Events


Previous


  • BBH, Herbert St, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

  • The Innovation Academy, 3/4 Foster Place, Dublin 2

  • Alexander Hotel, Dublin

    The 30% club is running its first event targeted at senior male executives. One of the rationales for this is that so many diversity/ inclusion events are attended by women not men and we need to rebalance this.  

    Given the evidence on how gender diverse companies can improve people engagement, access to talent, an ability to innovate and most importantly profitability, we are inviting senior male executives to this workshop to help support them in addressing change throughout their organisations. In this workshop, participants will engage with other senior leaders to explore the topic of diversity in their own organisations.

    Event Information:

    Date & Time:  April 5th, 8am - 1pm plus an optional buffet lunch

    Venue: Alexander Hotel, Aston Suite 1+2, Dublin

    Facilitators: Peter Cosgrove & Sandra Healy

    Price: Free to attend but compulsory to register

    Audience: Aimed at C-suite or Director level participants. 

    This event is for 30% club members and is invite only, if you would like to register interest please email peter.cosgrove@cpl.ie

  • Deloitte, Dublin

  • National Gallery of Ireland

  • Davy, Dublin

  • Accenture, Dublin

  • Vodafone, Dublin

  • PwC, Dublin

  • University of Limerick

  • Facebook, Dublin

  • Matheson, Dublin

  • Conrad Hotel, Dublin

  • Science Gallery, Naughton Institute, Trinity College, Dublin

  • Citi, Dublin

  • Vodafone, Dublin

  • Davy, Dublin

  • BNY Mellon, Dublin

  • National Concert Hall, Dublin

  • PwC, Dublin

  • Mercer, Dublin

  • The Westbury Hotel, Dublin

  • Arthur Cox, Dublin

  • Science Gallery, Naughton Institute, Trinity College, Dublin


Contact


General Enquiries: 30percentclubireland@bnymellon.com

Twitter: @30percentclubie