Launching the #WorkEqual Report

The #WorkEqual Report

In November 2019, we held the inaugural #WorkEqual Conference – ‘Practical Steps to Workplace Equality’ sponsored by SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority. The conference played host to more than 130 business leaders, politicians, policymakers and NGO representatives.

At the conference, attendees contributed their thoughts and expertise to a set of recommendations for advancing gender equality in the workplace and these recommendations have now been compiled to form the basis of the first ever #WorkEqual report.

We’re delighted to have officially launched the report today at an online event with co-authors of the report Professor Michelle Millar and our founder, Sonya Lennon, along with Andrew Brownlee, CEO of SOLAS; Jennifer Carroll MacNeill TD; Deidre Dwyer, a past DfSD client; and the recently appoint Chair of our Board, Shane Dempsey.

You can download the report here.

The report contains recommendations for government, employers and individuals, grouped under five headings:

  1. Caring responsibilities;
  2. Societal gender norms;
  3. Flexibility in the workplace;
  4. Women in leadership; and
  5. The gender pay gap.

At the online event, we were also delighted to announce a three-year partnership with SOLAS as sponsors of the #WorkEqual campaign. We look forward to deepening our relationship and continuing to work together for full workplace equality in Ireland.

You can now access the full #WorkEqual 2019 report here.