Ireland

 

Our aim is to support the achievement of a minimum of 30% Gender Balance at all senior decision-making tables across Ireland, including Boards and c-Suite.  We are business led, representing the needs of our supporter organisations, and the daily workings of the group are managed by a volunteer panel representing a cross section of those organisations.

We deliver our strategy through three key pillars

1. Activating senior leaders – engaging chairs and CEO’s to drive change, and supporting organisations in their diversity endeavours, with a specific focus on gender.

2. Influencing those with power to drive change – influencing at a national level on diversity related topics and working complementary to other national change initiatives including Balance for Better Business, the State Boards Diversity Initiative, Citizens  Assembly on Gender Equality and other interest groups.

3. Enabling Future Women Leaders – supporting the development of talent pipeline thought mentoring, executive education scholarships and board ready initiatives

We are also supported by a range of industry sub-group activities focusing on Financial Services, Professional Services, Public Sector, Pharma, Food & Drink and Technology

Since February 2019 we are also very proud to name Mary McAleese and Martin McAleese as our joint patrons.

"Martin and I have always worked as a partnership and supported each other throughout our careers. Becoming patrons of the 30% Club to promote gender diversity is something we are both equally passionate about. Achieving real progress on gender diversity, is equally about men and women working together for change. Gender equality is a rising tide of talent, appreciation of all skill, and opportunity for all.”

Mary McAleese, 8th President of Ireland

For more information, or to progress conversations on becoming a supporter organisation contact Gillian Harford, Country Executive gillian@gharford.ie

@30percentclubie


Members


  • Supporter 

    Julian Yarr

    A&L Goodbody

  • Supporter 

    Caitriona Allis

    ACCA Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Alastair Blair

    Accenture

  • Supporter 

    Marius Smyth

    AdRoll

  • Supporter 

    Colin Hunt

    AIB

  • Supporter 

    Elaine Leavy

    Airbus

  • Supporter 

    Shane Doyle

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals

  • Supporter 

    Kevin Brady

    Alkermes

  • Supporter 

    Paul Coffey

    Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Sean McGrath

    Allianz

  • Supporter 

    Diane Babson

    Allianz Worldwide Care

  • Supporter 

    Mark Redmond

    American Chamber of Commerce

  • Supporter 

    David McRedmond

    An Post

  • Supporter 

    Rachael Ingle

    Aon

  • Supporter 

    Bob Etchingham

    Applegreen

  • Supporter 

    Donal O'Brien

    Aramark Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Orla O'Connor

    Arthur Cox

  • Supporter 

    Geoff Moore

    Arthur Cox

  • Supporter 

    Eoghan Lynch

    Arup

  • Supporter 

    Kevin Toland

    Aryzta

  • Supporter 

    Elaine Coughlan

    Atlantic Bridge Capital

  • Supporter 

    Aaron Forde

    Aurivo

  • Supporter 

    David Elliott

    Aviva Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Declan O'Rourke

    Aviva Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Philip Bradley

    AXA Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Cathryn Smullen

    AXA Partners

  • Supporter 

    Xavier Veyry

    AXA XL

  • Supporter 

    Francesca McDonagh

    Bank of Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Francesco Ceccato

    Barclays Bank Ireland plc

  • Supporter 

    Damian Finn

    Bausch and Lomb

  • Supporter 

    Liam Dillon

    Becton Dickinson

  • Supporter 

    Barry O'Dwyer

    BlackRock

  • Supporter 

    Derek Kehoe

    BNP Paribas

  • Supporter 

    Paul Kilcullen

    BNY Mellon

  • Supporter 

    Carol Andrews

    BNY Mellon

  • Supporter 

    Vivienne Jupp

    Board Diversity Initative

  • Supporter 

    Tara McCarthy

    Bord Bia

  • Supporter 

    Dave Kirwan

    Bord Gais

  • Supporter 

    Jim O'Toole

    Bord Iascaigh Mhara

  • Supporter 

    Tom Donnellan

    Bord na Móna

  • Supporter 

    John McGrane

    British Irish Chamber of Commerce

  • Supporter 

    Seán Páircéir

    Brown Brothers Harriman

  • Supporter 

    Shay Walsh

    BT Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Stephen Kent

    Bus Éireann

  • Supporter 

    Ronan Murphy

    Business in the Community

  • Supporter 

    Fergal Brennan

    Byrne Wallace

  • Supporter 

    John Donohoe

    Carne Global Financial Services Limited

  • Supporter 

    Gabriel Makhlouf

    Central Bank of Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Ian Talbot

    Chambers Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Barry Dempsey

    Chartered Accountants Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Ronan Gill

    CIE

  • Supporter 

    Cecelia Ronan

    Citigroup

  • Supporter 

    Miles Karemacher

    Coca Cola Hellenic

  • Supporter 

    Aedamar Howlett

    Coca-Cola Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Imelda Hurley

    Coillte

  • Supporter 

    Ailbhe Whyte

    Computershare

  • Supporter 

    Bill Doherty

    Cook Medical Europe Ltd

  • Supporter 

    Alan Cox

    Core

  • Supporter 

    Paula Cogan

    Cork Chamber of Commerce

  • Supporter 

    Anne Heraty

    CPL Resources

  • Supporter 

    Sinead Mahon

    Credit Suisse

  • Supporter 

    Albert Manifold

    CRH

  • Supporter 

    Dalton Philips

    DAA plc

  • Supporter 

    John Hennessy

    Dalata

  • Supporter 

    Pat McCann

    Dalata

  • Supporter 

    Brian McKiernan

    Davy

  • Supporter 

    Bernard Byrne

    Davy

  • Supporter 

    Niall Browne

    Dawn Meats

  • Supporter 

    Donal Murphy

    DCC plc

  • Supporter 

    Darie Keogh

    DCU

  • Supporter 

    Miriam Hughes

    DDFH&B Group

  • Supporter 

    Maureen Walsh

    DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Mark Mellett

    Defense Forecs

  • Supporter 

    Aongus Hegarty

    Dell

  • Supporter 

    Harry Goddard

    Deloitte

  • Supporter 

    Brendan Gleeson

    Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

  • Supporter 

    Martin Fraser

    Department of An Taoiseach

  • Supporter 

    Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth

  • Supporter 

    Mark Griffin

    Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment

  • Supporter 

    Katherine Licken

    Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

  • Supporter 

    Jacqui McCrum

    Department of Defence

  • Supporter 

    Sean O'Foglu

    Department of Education and Skills

  • Supporter 

    John McKeon

    Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

  • Supporter 

    Niall Burgess

    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • Supporter 

    Robert Watt

    Department of Health

  • Supporter 

    John McCarthy

    Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

  • Supporter 

    Orlaigh Quinn

    Department of Job, Enterprise and Innovation

  • Supporter 

    Oonagh McPhillips

    Department of Justice

  • Supporter 

    David Moloney

    Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

  • Supporter 

    Kevin McCarthy

    Departmenr of Rural and Community Development

  • Supporter 

    Fiona Flannery

    Depfa

  • Supporter 

    Mary Campbell

    Deutsche Bank

  • Supporter 

    John Kennedy

    Diageo Europe plc

  • Supporter 

    Laura Ryan

    Dropbox

  • Supporter 

    Ray Coyne

    Dublin Bus

  • Supporter 

    Mary Rose Burke

    Dublin Chamber of Commerce

  • Supporter 

    Carolan Lennon

    eir

  • Supporter 

    Mark Foley

    EirGrid

  • Supporter 

    Declan Lynch

    Elavon

  • Supporter 

    Fiona Sweeney

    Elkstone Private

  • Supporter 

    Caroline Spillane

    Engineers Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Terence O'Rourke

    Enterprise Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Laura Burke

    Environmental Protection Agency

  • Supporter 

    John Griffin

    Ericsson Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Cathal Marley

    Ervia

  • Supporter 

    Pat O'Doherty

    ESB

  • Supporter 

    Alan Barrett

    ESRI

  • Supporter 

    Mark Walsh

    Eugene F Collins

  • Supporter 

    Daryl Byrne

    Euronext Dublin (ISE)

  • Supporter 

    Alan Murphy

    Eversheds International

  • Supporter 

    Frank O'Keeffe

    EY

  • Supporter 

    Gareth Lambe

    Facebook

  • Supporter 

    Fiona Muldoon

    FBD Holdings plc

  • Supporter 

    Denis McCarthy

    Fexco

  • Supporter 

    Carmel Mitchell

    Fidelity International Ltd

  • Supporter 

    Fidelity Investments

  • Supporter 

    Rhona Blake

    FleishmanHillard Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Pamela Byrne

    Food Safety Authority

  • Supporter 

    Tony O'Malley

    Fujitsu

  • Supporter 

    Ray Cullivan

    GAM Fund Management Ltd

  • Supporter 

    Kevin O'Neill

    GE

  • Supporter 

    Siobhán Talbot

    Glanbia

  • Supporter 

    Eimear Caslin

    GlaxoSmithKline

  • Supporter 

    Jackie O'Connor

    Goldman Sachs Asset Management

  • Supporter 

    Nick Leeder

    Google Ireland Ltd

  • Supporter 

    Michael McAteer

    Grant Thornton

  • Supporter 

    Gary Kennedy

    Greencore

  • Supporter 

    Brid O'Connell

    Guaranteed Irish

  • Supporter 

    Hannover Re (Ireland) Ltd

  • Supporter 

    Mark Staniland

    Hays

  • Supporter 

    Paul Reid

    Health Services Executive HSE

  • Supporter 

    Carol Mahon

    Hermes Investment

  • Supporter 

    Seán Rowland

    Hibernia College

  • Supporter 

    Paul O'Toole

    Higher Education Authority

  • Supporter 

    Mairead Mackle

    Homecare Independent Living

  • Supporter 

    Marc Waters

    HP Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Marteina Milton

    HR Holfeld Group

  • Supporter 

    Alan Duffy

    HSBC

  • Supporter 

    Christian Kinnear

    Hubspot

  • Supporter 

    Danny McCoy

    Ibec

  • Supporter 

    Tom Godfrey

    IBI Corporate Finance

  • Supporter 

    Paul Farrell

    IBM Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Ciaran Murray

    ICON plc

  • Supporter 

    Martin Shanahan

    IDA Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Simon Boucher

    IMI

  • Supporter 

    Glenda Kirby

    Indeed

  • Supporter 

    Mark Vangeel

    Independent News and Media Plc

  • Supporter 

    Mary O'Dea

    Institute of Bankers

  • Supporter 

    Maura Quinn

    Institute of Directors Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Marian O'Sullivan

    Institute of Public Administration

  • Supporter 

    Moyagh Murdock

    Insurance Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Eamonn Sinnott

    Intel Ireland Ltd

  • Supporter 

    Imelda Shine

    Intertrust

  • Supporter 

    Michael Cullen

    Investec Bank plc

  • Supporter 

    Michael Garvey

    IPB Insurance

  • Supporter 

    Michael D'Arcy

    Irish Association of Investment Managers

  • Supporter 

    Eunice Dreelan

    Irish Association of Pension Funds

  • Supporter 

    Peter Nolan

    Irish Aviation Authority

  • Supporter 

    Averil Power

    Irish Cancer Society

  • Supporter 

    Eamonn Rothwell

    Irish Continental Group plc

  • Supporter 

    Jean-Christophe Coutures

    Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

  • Supporter 

    Ray O'Neill

    Irish Fund Directors Association

  • Supporter 

    David Harney

    Irish Life

  • Supporter 

    Declan Bolger

    Irish Life

  • Supporter 

    Frank Allen

    Irish Rail

  • Supporter 

    Martin Lambe

    Irish Tax Institute

  • Supporter 

    Jim Miley

    Irish Universities Association

  • Supporter 

    Carin Bryans

    J.P. Morgan Bank (Ireland) plc

  • Supporter 

    Leisha Daly

    Johnson & Johnson

  • Supporter 

    Vicki O'Toole

    J.J. O'Toole

  • Supporter 

    Stephen Bowcott

    John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd

  • Supporter 

    Derek O'Connell

    Johnson Controls

  • Supporter 

    John Moran

    Jones Lang LaSalle

  • Supporter 

    Caroline Keeling

    Keelings

  • Supporter 

    Edmond Scanlon

    Kerry Group

  • Supporter 

    Michael Buckley

    KKR Alternative Investments & KKR Credit Advisors

  • Supporter 

    Sean Hawkshaw

    Kleinworth Benson Investors Dublin Ltd

  • Supporter 

    Seamus Hand

    KPMG

  • Supporter 

    Eve Finn

    Legal & General Investment Managers

  • Supporter 

    Veronica Cabezas

    Liferay

  • Supporter 

    John Walshe

    M&M Walshe Group

  • Supporter 

    Paul McKenna

    Mac-Group

  • Supporter 

    Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited

  • Supporter 

    Denis Duggan

    Macra na Feirme

  • Supporter 

    Malin plc

  • Supporter 

    John Morton

    MAN Asset Management

  • Supporter 

    Nicholas Butcher

    Maples Group

  • Supporter 

    Ken Scully

    Marks and Spencers Ireland Ltd

  • Supporter 

    Declan Black

    Mason Hayes & Curran

  • Supporter 

    Mastercard

  • Supporter 

    Michael Jackson

    Matheson

  • Supporters 

    Mark Kennedy

    Mazars

  • Supporter 

    Paul Walsh

    McAfee

  • Supporter 

    Barry Devereux

    McCann Fitzgerald

  • Supporter 

    Sorcha McKenna

    McKinsey

  • Supporter 

    Gerry Kilcommins

    Medtronic Vascular Galway

  • Supporter 

    Ruth Curran

    Merc Partners

  • Supporter 

    John Mercer

    Mercer

  • Supporter 

    Cathriona Hallahan

    Microsoft Ireland

  • Supporter 

    David Rochford

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

  • Supporter 

    Karen Cameron

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

  • Supporter 

    Trudie Mulhall

    Morgan Stanley

  • Supporter 

    Ger Brennan

    MSD

  • Supporter 

    Pat Walsh

    Murray Consultants

  • Supporter 

    Gina Quin

    National College of Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Sean Rainbird

    National Gallery of Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Hilary Murphy-Fagan

    National Shared Services Office

  • Supporter 

    Conor O'Kelly

    National Treasury Management Agency

  • Supporter 

    Michael Murphy

    New Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Ann McGregor

    Northern Ireland Chamber

  • Supporter 

    Clive Bellows

    Northern Trust Company

  • Supporter 

    Rosheen McGuckian

    NTR plc

  • Supporter 

    Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh

    NUI Galway

  • Supporter 

    Philip Nolan

    NUI Maynooth

  • Supporter 

    Damien Ringwood

    Odgers Berndtson

  • Supporter 

    Ted Carty

    Oliver Carty

  • Supporter 

    John Donnelly

    Oracle

  • Supporter 

    Rose Hynes

    Origin Enterprises plc

  • Supporter 

    John Jordan

    Ornua

  • Supporter 

    Maeve Dorman

    PayPal

  • Supporter 

    Eamonn Crowley

    Permanent TSB

  • Supporter 

    Paul Duffy

    Pfizer

  • Supporter 

    Philip Lee

    Philip Lee

  • Supporter 

    Dave Murphy

    PM Group

  • Supporter 

    Paul Marchant

    Primark

  • Supporter 

    Shirley Comerford

    Public Appointments Service

  • Supporter 

    Thomas Moran

    Public Appointments Service

  • Supporter 

    Marie O'Leary

    Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA)

  • Supporter 

    Feargal O'Rourke

    PwC

  • Supporter 

    John Keilthy

    Reputation Inc

  • Supporter 

    Richard Martin

    Ronan Daly Jermyn

  • Supporter 

    Padraig Kenny

    Royal Bank of Canada

  • Supporter 

    Cathal Kelly

    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Kevin Thompson

    RSA Insurance Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Dee Forbes

    RTÉ

  • Supporter 

    David Dempsey

    Salesforce Ireland Ltd

  • Supporter 

    Nicola Vavasour

    Scotiabank

  • Supporter 

    Rose Hynes

    Shannon Group plc

  • Supporter 

    Mark FitzGerald

    Sherry FitzGerald Group

  • Supporter 

    Steven McKenna

    Sherry FitzGerald Group

  • Supporter 

    JD Buckley

    SKY Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Peter Barrett

    SMBC Aviation Capital

  • Supporter 

    Tony Smurfit

    Smurfit Kappa Group

  • Supporter 

    Sean Casey

    Society of Actuaries in Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Julie Ennis

    Sodexo

  • Supporter 

    Margot Slattery

    Sodexo

  • Supporter 

    Andrew Brownlee

    Solas

  • Supporter 

    Donnacha Neary

    Sonica Fit-Out

  • Supporter 

    Stephen Wheeler

    SSE Airtricity

  • Supporter 

    Michael McKenna

    Standard Life

  • Supporter 

    Tadhg Young

    State Street

  • Supporter 

    Kevin Ahern

    TD Securities

  • Supporter 

    Liam Herlihy

    Teagasc

  • Supporter 

    Joseph Ryan

    Technological Higher Education Association

  • Supporter 

    Kari Daniels

    Tesco Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Pat King

    The Doyle Collection

  • Supporter 

    Liam Kavanagh

    The Irish Times

  • Supporter 

    Lochlann Quinn

    The Merrion Hotel

  • Supporter 

    Peter Walsh

    Transport Infrastructure Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Patrick Prendergast

    Trinity College

  • Supporter 

    Patrick O'Shea

    UCC

  • Supporter 

    Andrew Deeks

    UCD

  • Supporter 

    Anthony Brabazon

    UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business

  • Supporter 

    Brendan McAtamney

    UDG Healthcare plc

  • Supporter 

    Jane Howard

    Ulster Bank

  • Supporter 

    Maurice Pratt

    Uniphar Group

  • Supporter 

    Desmond Fitzgerald

    University of Limerick

  • Supporter 

    Linda Gorman

    U.S. Bank Global Fund Services

  • Supporter 

    John O'Dwyer

    VHI

  • Supporter 

    Paul Rellis

    Viatel Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Tony Hanway

    Virgin Media Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Aine Lyons

    VMware

  • Supporter 

    Anne O'Leary

    Vodafone

  • Supporter 

    Garry Ferguson

    Walkers Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Fiona Gallagher

    Wells Fargo

  • Supporter 

    Owen O'Sullivan

    William Fry

  • Supporter 

    Brian Curtis

    Willis Towers Watson

  • Supporter 

    Chris Byrne

    Workday

  • Supporter 

    Brendan Farley

    Xilinx

  • Supporter 

    Tiffany Apczynski

    Zendesk

Advisory Committee

  • Chairman 

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    Michael Buckley

    KKR Alternative Investments & KKR Credit Advisors

  • Managing PArtner 

    Alastair Blair

    Accenture Ireland

  • Head of Capital Markets 

    Bernard Byrne

    Davy

  • CEO 

    Kari Daniels

    Tesco Ireland

  • Former Deputy CEO of ESB 

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    Brid Horan

    Chancellor DCU

  • CEO 

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    Anne Heraty

    CPL

  • Former Chairman 

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    Vivienne Jupp

    CIE

  • Chairman 

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    Gary Kennedy

    Greencore

  • CEO 

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    Tara McCarthy

    Bord Bia

  • CEO 

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    Pat O'Doherty

    ESB

  • Secretary General 

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    Orlaigh Quinn

    Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

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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    Rachel Hussey

    Partner

    Arthur Cox

  • Deputy Country Lead 

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    Meliosa O'Caoimh

    Country Head, Ireland

    Northern Trust

  • Country Executive 

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    Gillian Harford

    Former Head of Diversity & Inclusion

    AIB

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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

    Steering Committee Member

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    Orla Coughlan

    Steering Committee Member

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    Susan McDonnell

    Strategic Projects Manager

    Bord Bia

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    Richard Kinsella

    Director

    Davy

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    David Magee

    IMI

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    James Magill

    Human Resources Director

    Vodafone

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    Paul McCabe

    APC Ltd

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    Paula Neary

    Client Director

    Accenture

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    Mary O'Hara

    Partner

    PwC

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    Aoibheann O'Sullivan

    Murray PR

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    Triona Quill

    Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment

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    Anne-Marie Taylor

    Management Consultant

Working groups

  • 30% Club Toolkit

    Main aims

    30% Club Ireland Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit
    A roadmap for progress

    Since we established the Irish Chapter of the 30% Club in 2015, we continue to be struck by the generous spirit of collaboration across our supporters, and their commitment to creating gender balance, collectively, across all aspects of business in Ireland. We also found that our supporters range from those at the early stages of their journey who welcome the opportunity to benefit from those further ahead, and those well advanced in their journey who now ask ‘where to next’.  It was against this backdrop that our Financial Services group, and the AgDiF group (our partnership with the Food & Drinks Industry) developed early toolkits to support members.  This proved to be such a popular resource that we have now collaborated across all our Industry groups to provide a single updated comprehensive toolkit of ideas and supports to help organisations across all sectors as they plan their D&I journey.

     

    The toolkit highlights a potential roadmap for companies to follow, whether they want to plan an entire journey or focus on a particular stage or theme. It also includes sample policies, ideas, and case studies in action across our member supporters. In line with our mission to support the progression of all women, the toolkit is not focused solely on gender and instead provides opportunity for highlighting what works across the full diversity and inclusion agenda and recognising the value of a holistic plan.

    Click here to see the toolkit  

    For more information or to add your story to our case studies

    contact

    gillian@gharford.ie

    Group leader

    Gillian Harford

  • Scholarships

    Main aims

    30% Club Ireland Executive Education Scholarship Programme

    The 30% Club Ireland is proud to be launching our Executive Education Scholarship Programme for its seventh consecutive year. Because of the support and generosity of higher level institutions across Ireland, the programme has provided over 80 professional women with scholarships to pursue executive education in their chosen field. We are proud of the accomplishment of all our alumni, and the vast impact they are making across the fields of Business, STEM, and Healthcare. These women are influencing the drive to achieve better gender balance on boards, and within executive leadership.

    This year, we have 28 scholarships across Business, STEM, Healthcare and Public Policy, made available because of the generous support of our education partners across Ireland. To the next generation of scholarship recipients: You are about to make an empowering decision to expand your education. We welcome you into the 30% Club network, and we can’t wait to see what you achieve. We’re here to support you.

    For details of our 2021 scholarship brochure, please click the link.

    Follow us on LinkedIn (30% Club Ireland) and Twitter (@30percentclubIE) for more regular updates.

    contact

    ie_30club_scholarships@pwc.com

    Group leader

    Mary O'Hara

  • Cross-Company Mentoring

    Main aims

    IMI/ 30% Club Network Mentor Programme - An All-Ireland Cross Company Virtual Mentoring Initiative

    The IMI/30% Club Network Mentor Programme offers organisations across Ireland the opportunity to participate in a unique cross-company initiative designed to deliver an exceptional mentoring experience to your high potential talent mentees and your senior executive mentors.

    Mentoring is a critical leadership development opportunity and a key element of any human capital strategy designed to attract, retain, develop and maximise an organisation’s key talent capability. Developmental mentoring also helps your talent with the quality of their thinking on issues that really matter to them and to your organisation.

    Following several successful runs, the new all-Ireland programme will run again in November 2021.

    Key Programme Objectives:

    • To deliver a cross-company, cross-sector mentor network that will complement existing programmes in the Irish market and within individual organisations.

    • To bring together experienced leaders and mid-career high potential individuals focused on professional and personal development.

    • To enhance leadership capability in your talent pool.

    Deadline for Applications: 11 October 2021 | Launch Date: 30 November 2021

    Mentors and mentees meet virtually one-on-one and have access to a series of online leadership and development events.

    For more information: click here 

    contact

    Della Holmes-Slevin and Niamh Bicknell, mentoring@imi.ie

  • 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

    gillian@gharford.ie

    Group leader

    Gillian Harford

  • Public Sector Group

    Main aims

    A public sector initiative under the 30% Club Ireland was established in 2019, with a Working Committee set up in 2020. Membership of the current Committee is drawn from right across the public service, with representatives from the agriculture, defence, health, higher education and local government sectors, An Garda Síochána, the Public Appointments Service and Government Departments. The focus of the initiative is to help promote gender balance across civil and public service by sharing ideas and good practice, drawing on common opportunities and experiences while recognising the different challenges that exist in various sectors. It aims to engage both men and women and work alongside formal and informal structures to promote shared aims around a good working experience for all staff.  

    The group’s first event – Build Back Better – was held on 24th February 2021.

    Here’s the full playback https://youtu.be/KVbpXwg8B9k

    contact

    Group leader

    Triona Quill & Shawna Coxon

  • Agrifood Sector

    Main aims

    The Agrifood Diversity & Inclusion Forum was established in 2017 to promote diversity and inclusion in the Irish food and drink sector. Attracting, retaining and developing talent is one of the largest risks facing the food & drinks sector. This initiative aims to secure commercial success through the recognition that attracting the best talent depends on making current and future workers feel they are valued and that their contribution is recognised. The Forum is supported by Bord Bia and Aon and membership is made up of business leaders from the Irish food and drinks sector.

    contact

    Susan.McDonnell@bordbia.ie

    For more information click here

    Group leader

    Susan McDonnell

  • Financial Services

    Main aims

    NEW

    In support of Ireland for Finance the 30% Club Financial Services Group has launched an exciting new initiative ‘A Career less Ordinary’ highlighting a set of role profiles describing a broad range of jobs within the industry to help inform young students considering the industry as a positive career option. The programme is launched with the support of Careers.portal.ie, Ireland’s largest career guidance website

    To see the promotion video click here.

    To see some of the role profiles click here.
     

    Established in 2016, the Financial Services Group has a clear purpose:

    "To be a focused catalyst for meaningful change within the financial services industry, where the opportunity to develop and capitalise on a diverse talent pool can provide real positive commercial and competitive benefit to the sector primarily and ultimately to the Irish Economy and Irish Society."

    In line with the overall strategy of the 30% Club, the group focuses on three key areas to drive change

    Activating members – engaging directly with senior leadership in the financial services community to create support, ambassadors, and drive change within organisations.

    Influencing for change – focusing on attracting talent into the industry and showcasing career opportunities within the sector as ‘Careers less Ordinary’.  This has involved building alliances with other groups influencing for change including Ireland for Finance, and as a lead supporter for the Women in Finance Charter Ireland.

    Enabling Talent – in addition to being key supporters of the 30% Club Scholarship and Cross Company Mentoring programmes, the financial services group also focuses on a series of Masterclasses each year designed to support talent pipeline directly or to prompt ideas for organisation improvements to drive talent development.

    Previously the group sponsored groundbreaking research providing a benchmark for female representation in Financial Services in Ireland - "Making the Change Count"  Please click for link to report and produced the early prototype for the 30% Club Diversity & Inclusion toolkit

    contact

    richard.kinsella@davy.ie

    Group leader

    Richard Kinsella

  • Pharma Group

    Main aims

    BioPharmaChem

    The Pharma Diversity & Inclusion Working Group was established in 2019 to promote Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging in the Pharmaceutical sector in Ireland. Membership of the working group includes representatives from Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical and Chemical companies across all areas of the country and the group is supported by BPCI (Ibec's industry body for the Pharma sector).

    Challenges - The key challenges for the sector include the ability to attract high quality talent, to retain them in the industry and to help them develop their careers all of which will benefit individual Pharma companies, the sector as a whole and ultimately the Irish economy.

    Ambition - The ambition of the working group is to be a cohesive voice specifically for the Pharma sector in Ireland and it is the first D&I Forum focused on improving the challenges encountered by BioPharmaChem companies. 

    Vision - The stated Vision of the working group is to Attract, Retain, Return and Grow the best talent for the BioPharmaChem sector in Ireland.

    Purpose - The stated Purpose is to be useful to BioPharmaChem businesses in achieving their culture and inclusion ambitions, with an initial focus on gender balance.

    To achieve its ambitions, the working group has developed a number of initiatives under 3 pillars

    1. Awareness & Influencing

    2. Supporting Business

    3. Enabling Talent

    In parallel, the working group will continue to inform our work through research & benchmarking and to advance diversity in our sector through increasing awareness across the sector membership.

    contact

    paul.mccabe@approcess.com

    For more information click here

    Group leader

    Paul McCabe

  • Leadership Programme

    Main aims

    In February 2017, IMI and the 30% Club conducted a focus group with over 50 women in senior leadership roles in Ireland. Based on the insights from this focus group and other global research, Taking the Lead is designed to give women executives an opportunity to come together and share their leadership experiences in a learning environment that has direct relevance and personal impact.

    The programme will help you develop accelerators like purpose, empowerment and your personal brand whilst learning to address inhibitors like overwhelm, unconscious bias and power-play.

    Taking the Lead will:

     - Give you feedback on your leadership style.
     - Help you develop or reinforce your vision and goals.
     - Help you navigate your way in complex executive roles.
     - Empower you to create real change in your career and industry.

    For further information, please click link

    contact

    programmeadvisors@imi.ie

    Group leader

  • Network 30

    Main aims

    What is Network 30

    Network 30 is a forum where leaders of Womens/Gender Networks in 30% Club member organisations can come together to network, collaborate and share ideas on what they have done, what has worked well, and ideas for future plans

    Why has it been established

    As the focus on gender diversity has developed in Ireland we have seen growth in the number of organisations with gender networks where

    Many organisational networks are well advanced, others are at the early stages of development and would like to learn more

    Some networks are very Dublin centred; some are located in other specific cities and some organisations have the challenge of being multi site/multi geography – all of which can lead to great opportunities for cross organisation local events

    Ultimately all networks are looking to add value, and it makes sense for us to learn from each other and share resources where there is a good fit

    Where does it fit in the 30% Club Structure

    Network 30 complements, and sits alongside the work of the 30% Club, the talent initiatives and the Industry Groups.  Membership is for the gender network leads, so that gives access to another audience, and the agenda focuses on information sharing specific to gender networks, which brings additional topics to the table.

    For further information contact network30@aib.ie, or gillian@gharford.ie

    contact

    gillian@gharford.ie

    Group leader

    Gillian Harford

  • Executive & Board Resourcing Code

    Main aims

    The Executive & Board Resourcing Code April 2019

    A code of conduct for search professionals to adhere to in the placement of diverse talent across senior roles in organisations, with the support of business decision makers. 

    As organisations strive to achieve better performance through more diverse balance across senior decision-making roles, recruitment and appointments becomes a pivotal process.  The Executive & Board Resourcing Code is designed to support search firms and organisations in more effective delivery of this process.  The Code is based on four key principles incorporating Strategy & Goals, Talent Pipeline, Process and Monitoring & Reporting.  The Code also recognises the importance of search firms and client organisations working together in partnership on delivering change. It is anticipated that the Code will become a referral point for the Balance for Better Business outputs, to be announced soon by the Government Review Group. 

    How the Code is applied

    Executive search firms and search professionals, as signatories to the Code, commit to following the Code’s provisions in their board and senior executive search processes, irrespective of sector or company; and to ensuring that the principles and key behaviours are embedded in their day to day practices.  A list of signatories is published, and signatories are also encouraged to publicise their compliance through their website and through public reporting of measures of success.

     Individual organisations are actively encouraged to support the principles set out in the Code and to work in collaboration with the executive search partner, whether in-house or external, in ensuring the Code is upheld; and that ultimately greater balance is achieved across senior decision-making functions with particular emphasis at board and c-suite executive levels.  In particular, it is anticipated that Nomination Committees will encourage the adoption of the principles and the suggested behaviours in both Board and internal selection processes, supported by the CEO and the HRD.

    The 30% Club and Ibec have committed to promoting the Code and its signatories with our members, encouraging them to engage in future with recruitment and executive search firms who are as committed to diversity as they are. By working together, we hope that we can make further advances to address the challenge of gender balance in decision-making roles and ultimately for better business outcomes.

    Click here for a copy of the Code

    For more information on the Code and how you can support, contact Gillian Harford, Country Executive 30% Club Ireland.  gillian@gharford.ie

    contact

    gillian@gharford.ie

    Group leader

    Gillian Harford

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