I recently part-took in a really inspirational workshop lead by Dawn. The 'Advancing Women - Leadership for Professional Women' virtual course made me consider my ways of working and how I can lead & influence others. Dawn also made some really salient points about networking. Dawn led the course in a really amicable way and gave some real life examples of success stories. She also facilitated the group to reflect on our individual/personal brand and to draft a personal 'elevator pitch'. I'd recommend the course and would even consider taking part a second time! 5 stars!

Women in Engineering - Strategies for Advancing your Career

9th & 11th March 2021 for Engineers Ireland

In a recent UK survey, the top three challenges facing women engineers were identified as:

 • Barriers to progression 

• Lack of mentorship 

• Workplace culture 

To support the retention and advancement of women engineers, Engineers Ireland is offering a new workshop to its female members, aiming to empower participants to address these challenges.  This course is delivered online over 2 non-consecutive days.

To maximise the benefits of these sessions, each participant will be offered a 30 minute one to one conversation with Dawn Leane, to discuss any issue that is relevant to their development. Dawn is a qualified Executive Coach and Mentor.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is aimed at women in engineering with between 5-15 years’ experience. It will  be especially suited to those in managerial/supervisory roles, and for those preparing for promotion into a managerial role.

Book directly through Engineers Ireland 

Advancing Women - Financial Services Stream 

23rd & 25th March 2021 for IFS Skillnet

This course is delivered online over 2 non-consecutive days (10am to 12:45pm both days) and includes one 30min coaching session per participant.

In Ireland, women fall behind early and continue to lose ground with every step.

A 2016 study commissioned by the 30% Club Ireland, revealed that even at the most junior level of management, women only occupy 34% of positions with their representation falling significantly at each subsequent stage of the career ladder with just 14% of Irish companies having women leaders.

“It is time to end practices of the past that are now hampering Irish business’s strategic agenda and I look forward in particular to an early end to all-male boards. As we go into a new decade on 1 January 2020, the Government urges Irish companies to demonstrate their commitment to modernity by ensuring they all have women on their boards by then. Working together, let’s take the steps to achieve better gender balance in corporate decision-making. Taking action now will enable Irish business to maintain its proud reputation for dynamism and innovative leadership.”

Minister David Stanton
Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration

While there is a strong business imperative for improving gender balance, the results so far are not very encouraging. However, for women who wish to take control of their own journey, there are some key strategies and skills they can employ.

Book directly through IFS Skillnet