The #WorkEqual Conference wins Award for Excellence

Last Friday, 19 June, we were delighted to see ‘The WorkEqual Conference: Practical Steps to Workplace Equality’ announced as the winner of ‘Best PR Event’ at the Awards for Excellence in PR 2020.

The conference, which took place in November, was hosted by Dress for Success, produced by Alice PR & Events and sponsored by SOLAS. We are thrilled to see the event and its enduring impact in Irish business, politics and society recognised in this way.

The judging panel summarised the conference as “an insightful and creative event that succeeded in achieving a broad range of objectives. It was empowering and created the groundwork for deeper and on-going engagement.”

The #WorkEqual Conference

The #WorkEqual campaign highlights the gender opportunity gap and the impact this has on women, men, families, our economy and our society;  and , more importantly, the practical solutions that can be implemented to realise full equality in the workplace.

The campaign has been running since 2016 and last year, for the first time, we held a conference as part of the campaign programme of activities. This conference was opened by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and brought together over 100 business, political and civil society figures at The Marker Hotel, Dublin 2 to hear from international and Irish leaders on practical steps to achieve workplace equality.

At the conference, as well as hearing from experts on addressing inequality in the workplace, attendees contributed to a set of practical recommendations to achieve workplace equality.  These recommendations will be submitted to government, and we’re excited to reveal more detail about this very soon.

Public Relations Institute of Ireland’s Awards for Excellence in PR

We are absolutely delighted that the inaugural #WorkEqual conference organised with Alice PR & Events and sponsored by SOLAS won this award, demonstrating the clear impact and long-term outcomes of the work.

These awards are organised by the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) and Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII), and was attended by an online audience of over 450 from all over Ireland — and from as far away as the USA and New Zealand!

Thank you to both the PRCA and PRII for acknowledging our work and impact.

We would like to extend our congratulations to the other shortlisted events organisers in the category: Guinness Ireland, Irish Distillers, and Dublin City Council Housing & Community Services.

We look forward to continuing our work on the #WorkEqual campaign and continuing to make Ireland a more equal place to live and work.