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Tackling The Taboo – Mental Wellbeing in a Diverse (?) Workplace (?)

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Digital Depot at The Digital Hub

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Join the conversation and come along on the 5th of March to The Digital Hub. Be part of the change, support our sector. #TechForGood

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To mark International Women's Day (IWD) on Thursday, 5th March 2020, The Digital Hub will hold a panel discussion with female trailblazers and changemakers from the areas of mental health, diversity and smart working.

Our inspiring panellists will share their personal stories, professional perspectives and insights about a better workplace for all, wherever work may be. This intersectional discussion will tackle workplace taboos, head on.

Key Insights 

  • Implement a Smart Working Model
  • Create a diverse culture
  • Prioritise well-being

Better Culture - Better Outcomes.

Our panellists for this International Women’s Day event are Aimée-Louise Carton, CEO & Co-Founder of KeepAppy; Adaku Ezuedo, Director & Founder of PhoenixRize Consulting, Vanessa Tierney, CEO & Co-Founder of Abodoo. This event will be chaired my Camille Donegan, GM & Producer at Virtual Reality Ireland.

• 5:30pm – Doors Open

• 6:00pm – Panel Discussion // Q & A

• 6:50pm – Drinks, Nibbles & Networking

Aimee-Louise Carton

Aimée-Louise is the co-founder and CEO of KeepAppy, the app that puts wellness in people's pockets everywhere. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, international mental health activist and a prominent advocate in Ireland for technology-based social enterprises. As the 9th Generation of Ireland's oldest Family Business, she grew up surrounded by the corporate world but has used her passion for grass-roots activism to ensure that she balances financial and social impact throughout her life and startup. She completed an undergrad in Sociology and Social Policy in Trinity College Dublin and the University of Umea, a MSc in Political Science in the University of Amsterdam and most recently, a MSc in Entrepreneurship in the Trinity Business School. Throughout her education, she has been actively engaged in social activism, most notably in her work representing the youth of Ireland on the Youth Action Team for Amnesty Ireland and as the director of Jailbreak, Ireland's largest student fundraising event. Additionally, she was awarded a Trinity Pink Scarf for sporting excellence from playing water polo at home and abroad Aimée-Louise is progressive and passionate about her work and strives to empower people to take charge of their own lives. When she isn't working, she can often be found walking her dog or reading.

Adaku Ezuedo

Adaku Ezeudo is passionate about creating platforms that value diversity, leverage difference and embrace multiple ways of thinking and working together. She has over 10 years of experience supporting individuals, companies and organisations to navigate the journey to inclusion and cultural competency. She is a Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Trainer and Coach. She specialises in designing high impact programs and learning experiences that bring results. Adaku has worked across functions in multinationals and public sector organizations before starting a transformation boutique consultancy, PhoenixRize Consulting. Adaku also founded i-Smile International, a charity set up to enhance the economic and cultural participation of women from migrant and refugee backgrounds. She has received multiple awards and recognitions for her work on social inclusion, women empowerment and community activation. In 2018, she was listed as one of Dublin’s Heroes and one of the most Exceptional and Inspiring people in Dublin by the Dublin City Council Culture Company and in 2020, she was a recipient of the Irish Women’s Awards. Adaku holds an MBA from the University of Lagos; an MA from Kimmage Development Studies Centre, Dublin; a Post Graduate Certificate from UCD, Dublin (Women, Gender and Social Justice) and another from Trinity College, Dublin (Race & Ethnicity).

Vanessa Tierney

Vanessa Tierney is the voice for The Future of Work and Smart working. With nearly a decade of working outside of a traditional office, she is an All Ireland Top 100 Female Entrepreneur, author, Co-Founder and CEO of Abodoo.com - the technology platform providing companies with great talent insight and data in order to embrace Smart Working and in turn positively impact diversity and reduce carbon footprint. A keynote speaker at Global Tech Summits and HR Events on key topics around the remote revolution, impacts on diversity, the environment and the disruption of the workplace as we know it. SmartWorking is what she champions and as Abodoo has become the fastest growing ecosystem for SmartWorking across 60 countries, she is now leading charge on the remote revolution educating companies and people on the transition. With over 15 years of International Executive Search, leadership and talent acquisition experience for the Fortune 1000 across Europe and the US, she has an excellent understanding of effective talent sourcing and management and how to stay ahead of your competitors living on the East Coast of Ireland, she truly embraces SmartWorking and when she is not waving the Abodoo and SmartWorking Flag for change she is having fun with her family. Interesting fact: Her daily commute is 30 seconds.

Camille Donegan

Camille Donegan is an award winning Virtual Reality Producer, speaker and curator. She is General Manager and Producer at Virtual Reality Ireland.

Camille’s background is an unusual one, an actor and theatre maker parallel to a career as software developer in a bank for over 13 years before discovering the power of virtual reality, in 2015.

In 2019, a VR Training product she designed and produced won the IITD (Irish Institute of Training and Development) award for 'Excellence in Digital Learning'. This product puts new call centre agents into the virtual perspective, and body, of an experienced sales agent, tricking their mind into believing they have already achieved a successful sales call.

More recently she has taken this concept and applied it as a confidence-building tool for older patients that are nervous about being discharged from hospital. The solution was co-designed with staff at the hospital to address patients anxieties about re-assimilating in to society.

Camille created and curated Ireland's first VR strand at an arts festival for Carlow Arts Festival 2019. This consisted of a VR Cinema, an interactive strand and several talks and workshops.

She runs a meetup called XRDublin bringing together a diverse community of VR enthusiasts and creators from business, tech, the arts and academia. She is also a founding member of Eirmersive (see: www.eirmersive.com ) a cluster organisation currently representing 14 AR/VR companies in Ireland.

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