As part of Business in the Community’s focus on ‘Diversity & Equality’ within the Workplace pillar of CR, we are having business breakfast to discuss the issues surrounding gender equality in the workplace.
The barriers to mainstreaming gender equality in the workplace lay in deeply rooted social, cultural and psychological behaviours. Crucially, unconscious bias seems to be the most challenging barrier that most companies share. Senior executives from leading businesses are invited to discuss the challenges and potential solutions to addressing unconscious bias in the workplace.
The meeting is kindly hosted by BITCI members Bord Gáis Networks and Sodexo. The meeting will be chaired by Margot Slattery, MD of Sodexo Ireland. From 2010 to 2012 Margot chaired Sodexo UK & Ireland’s award winning female employees’ network, Women Work.
We will be joined by a panel of experts to help set the scene, including Dr Kara McGann from the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC).
Location: Bord Gais, Gasworks Road, Cork
Date: 23rd May 2013
Start Time: 7:30
End Time: 10:00