[Events] Celebrating International Women's Day - Monday 8th March 2010 - ALL WELCOME

Marie.Connolly Marie.Connolly at staffmail.ul.ie
Wed Feb 10 11:26:13 GMT 2010




Last remaining days to avail of the early booking fee.  If you are interested in attending this year’s International Women’s Day Conference on Monday 8th March, the ICO Building UL, please send your request to tdbookings at ul.ie accompanied by your cost centre details and Line Manager’s/Head of Department’s approval.


The Cost of attending the conference is €85.00 and should prove to be a very interesting a thought provoking day.  If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.  See website for further information http://www2.ul.ie/web/WWW/Societies/IWDC/




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Following on the success of last years inaugural International Womens Day Conference the Womens Forum Events Committee University of Limerick (www.ul.ie) is pleased to announce a 1 Day conference to celebrate International Womens Day 2010. The Conference title is Women and the RecessionStrategies for Survival.

The economic environment in Ireland and worldwide has sunk into a recession. Research has shown that women despite their critical role in the workforce and in raising families are more vulnerable during times of recession.Women tend to suffer more job losses and a larger reduction in wages than men.

The aim of this conference is to look at the impact of recession on women in general and to provide some coping strategies to help you survive and thrive during the recession.








International Womens Day is a day when women throughout the entire world come together regardless of nationality ot lifestyle and celevrate life as a woman. 

The UL Womens Forum is a network within the University of Limerick which supports the development of female employees within their working environment through the organisation of networking events, co-ordination of sub-committees and lobbying for support for womens issues. 

The forum is committed to supporting and empowering women to realise their full potential and highlight issues of importance to female employees in UL. It provides a networking opportunity for existing and new employees in a supportive environment where issues of concern can be discussed openly and frankly. 


The conference has a very interesting line up of speakers both national and international including;

Dr. Helen Russell, Associate Research Professor the Economic & Social Research Institute (ESRI) will deliver some of its findings on a recent study on female participation in Ireland. Her paper will be titled: A Womans Place: Rising Female Employment and its Impact on Gender Segregation in the Irish Labour Market

Dr. Stephen Kinsella Author of Ireland in 2050: How we will be Living. Lecturer in Economics at the University of Limerick. His research spans the area of computable economics, health economics, and experimental economics. 

Caroline Casey founding CEO of Kanchi (formerly The Aisling Foundation) and the O2 Ability Awards. A social entrepreneur, Caroline sits on the board for several government, business and not-for-profit organisations. Caroline is inspirational in how she has overcome challenges in her own personal life.

Caroline has received several high profile awards in recognition of her work worldwide. She was the first Irish person to be appointed a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2006 and was awarded an honorary doctorate from NUI Ireland in the same year. In 2006 she also became the first Ashoka fellow from Ireland and the UK and received the Eisenhower Fellowship. In 2007, Caroline was invited back to the World Economic Forum in Davos, where she presented on a variety of issues relating to the area of disability. 

Prof. Sarah Moore, is the Associate Vice President Academic at the University of Limerick. Her research interests include Learning orientations and environments in work and education, gender in education, cognitive style, student retention in third level environments, professional development in academia, teaching innovation and diversity awareness and management.

Betty LaMarr, from the United States is an International speaker, author and business coach specialising in the areas of Cultural Diversity, Work/Life Balance and Personal Development. Betty explores how to make better decisions, work more effectively as a team, avoid burnout or move to a position more in harmony with your energy, vision and beliefs. Her objective is to help people to know how to stay true to their personal values in the workplace, put themselves at the top of their to-do list, increase productivity.

Jaki Scarcello, founder of FPS a Leadership and Coaching Consultancy Company in the US. Jaki believes that the purpose of organizations is to provide a place for individuals to fulfill their human need to work and to contribute to something greater than themselves. She creates practical tools and human systems to improve organizational performance by increasing employee satisfaction and retention rates.

Dr Maria Hinfelaar, President Limerick Institute of Technology. Dr. Hinfelaar has overseen the development of the Institute since her appointment in 2004. LIT was named Institute of Technology of the Year 2008 in the prestigious Sunday Times University Guide, and is the fourth largest IoT in the country with a range of courses at the forefront of their field. She plays a key role in the Shannon Consortium (UL, LIT, MIC, IT Tralee) which aims to adopt an integrated approach to higher education in the region and is engaged in collaborative projects on a number of fronts. She is the current President of IBEC Mid-West.


Early booking costs 85.00 
prior to 14th February 2010
100.00 thereafter.

Students 25.00. 


Click HERE <http://www2.ul.ie/web/WWW/Societies/IWDC/>  for more information: 

or contact any member of the Events Committee:
Nyiel Kuol, 
Yvonne Clarke, 
Marie Connolly, 
Jackie OShaughnessy, 
Jennie Gale, 
Clare McCracken or 
Mary OMalley

For bookings please email 
tdbookings at ul.ie









Further Speaker Updates will be available shortly.










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