Diaspora network ITLG kick starts ‘Women in Leadership Group’

22 Mar 2013

Una Fox, vice-president of technology at Disney

The Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) has launched a new ‘Women in Leadership Group’ to complement its growing network of technology leaders.

The objectives of the group will be to create mentoring opportunities for female graduates who are pursuing technology careers, mentor matching for female entrepreneurs and for women who are seeking corporate leadership roles, and to provide support, guidance, and insight for female-led technology start-ups.

The existing ITLG membership base is made up of high-performing female leaders from a wide range of academic institutions and industries, including technology, financial services, telecommunications, life sciences, media, entertainment, and publishing.

The group will be led by Una Fox, vice-president of technology at Disney.  

Other key leaders stepping up to offer their support are Anita Sands, group managing director and head of Change Leadership, UBS Wealth Management Americas; Martina Newell-McGloughlin, DSc, UCBREP; Susan Davis, chairman, Susan Davis International; Margaret Molloy, CMO of Velocidi Group; Máire Walsh, VP of Next Steps Marketing; Rosaleen Blair, founder and CEO of Alexander Mann Solutions; Gina Quin, chief executive, Dublin Chamber of Commerce; Mairtini Ni Dhomhnaill, SVP at Accretive Solutions; and many others.

“Female leaders are excelling in technology and leadership roles today,” said John Hartnett, founder and president of the ITLG.

“Strong mentors and role models are key influencers of young entrepreneurs and this group can make a significant impact by assisting with that mentoring and guidance.”

The ITLG has always been committed to promoting the technology connection between Ireland and Silicon Valley, and in a similar vein, the ITLG Women in Leadership Group will continue this effort, and will also promote the connection of more women in technology, and will help advance more women in senior leadership roles within technology.

“The group will allow us to connect, guide, mentor, and provide support to women who desire to make advancements within the technology sector through networking, mentorship, and education,” Fox.

Women Invent Tomorrow is Silicon Republic’s year-long campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and maths

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years