International Women’s Day – Inspiring Inclusion

Carlow Chamber were delighted to partner with Carlow County Council –  Local Enterprise Office, Carlow County Development Partnership, SETU and the Powerhouse Women in Business Network to host a gathering of over 150 female leaders from across the spectrum of Community & Business to mark International Women’s Day.

The highlight of the event was the dynamic panel discussions with Cllr. Andrea Dalton, Cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council; Jolly O’Rock, Carlow African Support Group and AHA Storytellers community educator; Dr Eileen Doyle Walsh, Head of the faculty of Business and Humanities, SETU Carlow; Annette Fox, CEO of Carlow County Development Partnership; Emma Butler, Award-winning Interior Designer and Project Manager; and Faith Amond, Fashion Expert and Age Friendly Ambassador, where they explored various facets of gender equality and women’s empowerment with Shonagh Lyons, radio presenter as MC. Topics ranged from workplace diversity and leadership to intersectionality and the role of men in advancing gender equality.

Speaking about the event, Cllr. Andrea Dalton Cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council said, “We were honoured to witness the transformative power of dialogue and collaboration at today’s Powerhouse Women in Business International Women’s Day celebration. The event served as a powerful reminder of the importance of amplifying diverse voices and experiences in our ongoing quest for gender equality. The panel discussions provided a platform for insightful dialogue on the complex challenges facing women today, from workplace dynamics to societal norms. Through these discussions, attendees gained valuable perspectives and actionable strategies to advocate for inclusivity and empowerment in their communities”.

Rowena Dooley President of County Carlow Chamber closed the event with an acknowledgement of all Carlow Business Women and an empowering recognition of all they have achieved.

International Women’s Day serves as a rallying point to advocate for gender equality and women’s rights. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress made towards gender parity while also acknowledging the challenges that remain. It’s a time to celebrate the remarkable contributions of women in every sphere of life and to reaffirm our commitment to creating a more inclusive and equitable society for all.


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