Schoolgirls get on board with International Women’s Day
Schoolgirls get onboard with International Women's Day

Schoolgirls get on board with International Women’s Day

8 Mar 2015

One hundred fifty schoolgirls from Dublin and Galway attended a ‘Careers for Girls’ event to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Volounteers from Fidelity Investments tended to students from Colaiste Bride in Clondalkin and The Mercy Secondary School in Galway City, explaining the opportunities that are open to women in the workplace.

Students were introduced to various roles in tech and business with interactive workshops and presentations.

The project is a partnership between Fidelity Investments and Junior Achievement Ireland, a group that helps students at risk of leaving to school to further their studies.

 “This is the third year that Fidelity has welcomed students of this age to participate in an International Women’s Day event,” said Julie Davenport, senior vice president and head of operations and corporate shared services at Fidelity Investments Ireland.

“Diversity in the workplace is extremely important to us; it fuels creativity and encourages innovative thinking across the organisation. We are delighted to partner with Junior Achievement to help these young women to think about their future careers and encourage them to finish their education.”

Women Invent Tomorrow is Silicon Republic’s campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. It has been running since March 2013, and is kindly supported by Accenture Ireland, Intel, the Irish Research Council, ESB, Twitter, CoderDojo and Science Foundation Ireland.

Inspire 2015 is Silicon Republic’s international event running 18-19 June in Dublin, connecting sci-tech professionals passionate about the future of STEM with fresh perspectives on leadership, innovation and diversity. Buy your early bird tickets now

Gordon Hunt
By Gordon Hunt

Gordon Hunt joined Silicon Republic in October 2014 as a journalist. He spends most of his time avoiding conversations about music, appreciating even the least creative pun and rueing the day he panicked when meeting Paul McGrath. His favourite thing on the internet is the ‘Random Article’ link on Wikipedia.

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