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JCI Dublin invites you to join us in Jury's Inn Custom House for its first annual celebration of International Women's Day! To mark this celebration, JCI Dublin is hosting a fun, interactive and informative event for young women and men.
We have invited speakers to give an overview of their careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), politics and law and to share their tips for how to break into these areas as it can be sometimes difficult to figure out compared to other professions.
To tie in with the ongoing negotiations of the Sustainable Development Goals due to be concluded this year, where Ireland has been acting as co-facilitator of the process, Anthony Burrowes of ECO-UNESCO will give an overview of the SDGs and the importance the youth voice has played in contributing our ideas to the process.
As this is a celebration, we invite our members and friends to be bringing homebaked buns and cakes to share to create a festive atmosphere as attendees network to get to know each other.
Sandra Whitney, Head of Strategic Online Partnership for EMEA in Google. Sandra also leads the Apps business within the Online Partnership Group globally and has been actively involved with the Women@Google initiatives. She will discuss the pivotal points in her career to date and the particular challenges and opportunities which are available for young women and men in STEM. Currently women account for only 25% of the digital work force, and even less are at top management positions.
Cllr Lisa Chambers is a first time councillor in Mayo, having previously contested the 2011 General Election. She serves as Vice-President of Fianna Fáil and is also a practicing Barrister. She will provide an overview of both her political and legal career path to date - why she chose to pursue politics and law, the challenges she has faced, how she overcame them and her advice for young people who wish to follow either path. The next General Election which is due soon will see the first use of candidate Gender Quotas. There is also potential for young women to avail of co-option to Council to fill the seats vacated by those who are successfully elected to the Dáil.
Anthony Burrowes is a Youth Worker with ECO-UNESCO where he leads various projects to educate young people on environmental sustainability. He is also the Irish representative on the European Youth Forum. As the Sustainable Development Goals are entering the final phase of negotiations, Anthony is going to give an international overview of this process with a particular focus on Goal 5 in relation to Gender Equality. He is an expert in informal learning and facilitating group discussion so his presentation will include a fun interactive group discussion.
13.00 Lunch & Networking
* Please note lunch is facilitated for each person at their own expense
For more questions, please contact Susan Whelan on firstname.lastname@example.org
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JCI Dublin – is a voluntary personal development organisation for young, enthusiastic professionals and entrepreneurs, who live in the Dublin area. Being from various different countries, many different fields of expertise and backgrounds, we empower young people to create positive changes within trade, commerce, community and culture, locally and internationally, while expanding our professional and personal potential.