Bank of Ireland and Catalyst celebrate International Women's Day

  • Bank of Ireland and Catalyst celebrated International Women's Day this week with an event highlighting the importance of gender equality.

    International Women's Day takes place this Sunday March 8th, and all week companies in Northern Ireland have been hosting events to celebrate the work of their talented women and the importance of establishing gender equality in the workplace. Catalyst's Breaking Barriers Together event was a huge success yesterday, bringing together over 120 local business leaders from across the tech sector, science, and wider business community.

    The event featured a keynote speech from UN Women UK's Claire Barnett, in addition to discussions and workshop sessions to explore the barriers that women face in society and the workplace. There was a focus on using digital technologies to empower future generations of women and help support women in the community and workplace.

    UN Women UK's Executive Director Claire Barnett commented on the event: "As a female founder and leader, I am deeply committed to breaking down the institutional barriers holding women back so that the next generation faces a brighter future. I am pleased to see Catalyst and Bank of Ireland reaching out to their networks and encouraging conversations about how we can practically change the world for women and girls together."

    Kerry Hinks, Senior HR Business Partner, Bank of Ireland said: "Gender Equality is part of a wider commitment by Bank of Ireland to highlighting and promoting diversity and inclusion across the business. In 2019 we announced our commitment to achieving a 50:50 gender balance for management and leadership appointments by the end of 2021 and backed this up through signing up to the Women in Finance Charter and more recently, the Investing in Women Code."

    Source: Written based on press release

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