Our first event and brand new look

We are delighted to bring you the first event of The Solution Series, as part of the 2020 WorkEqual campaign.

Taking place next Thursday, 5th November, between 1-2pm, the online panel discussion will explore: ‘How Can We Banish Gender Stereotypes from Society?’

The discussion will explore gender stereotyping across society – including in our education system, in the media and advertising, and within workplaces and is the first of five digital discussions taking place over the next month.

The event is free to attend and open to everyone. Advance registration is required, and can be done here.

Meet the panellists

Our first panel is bursting at the seams with expert knowledge on gender stereotyping in Ireland and internationally.

Irish Times columnist and journalist, Mark Paul, is no stranger to the WorkEqual stage, having acted as MC of the first WorkEqual conference which took place last year.  Mark is returning to moderate this panel, from an expert position, having written extensively about issues such as female representation in boardrooms, paternal and shared parental leave rights and its impact on workplace gender equality.


Cormac Harris and Alan O’Sullivan, both 5th year students in Coláiste Cholim, Co Cork will join the WorkEqual stage this year. The duo were joint winners of the 2020 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition for their ground-breaking research on gender bias, demonstrating that stereotyping is prevalent even in children as young as 5 years old.

Professor Anne Looney is the Executive Dean of Dublin City University’s Institute of Education. Anne chaired the task force on gender-based violence in higher education institutions in Ireland and is the advisor to the GATE Project which supports the development of gender expertise in research and education.

Karen Boyle is Professor of Feminist Media Studies and Programme Director for Applied Gender Studies at the University of Strathclyde. Her main research interests relate to gender, violence and representation. She is the author of the book ‘#MeToo, Weinstein and Feminism’ and is one of the co-founders of Gender Equal Media Scotland which works to highlight issues of gender inequality and work towards more equal representation in Scottish media.

You can register for what promises to be a fascinating discussion here.

Our new ‘look’

You may have noticed our new look for the campaign popping up on our social media and the new WorkEqual website. Our new branding is thanks to one of our co-sponsors of the WorkEqual campaign – Permanent TSB. Alongside our other headline sponsor, SOLAS, Permanent TSB announced a new three-year partnership with WorkEqual and have kindly donated their time and resources resulting in tailormade branding for WorkEqual 2020, and beyond. A huge thank you to everyone involved!

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