THE SME Diversity Toolkit With Under the Rainbow

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Gain a deeper understanding of what diversity is and why it is the future of a successful business.

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The world is getting smaller and becoming more of a global village with all kinds of people and groups coming together regardless of ability, race, culture and gender. Cultural diversity is swiftly becoming the norm in society. Companies are beginning to recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce.

This iconic workshop presented by Dermot and Pearl of Under the Rainbow will explain why. Topics such as understanding diversity, the future of business, the benefits of diversity in the workplace, creating a positive work culture and much more will be discussed.

Both presenters Dermot McCarthy and Pearl Letlotlo Odessite will present the importance of diversity, acceptance, inclusion and belonging based on their own personal and professional experience of diversity in the workplace. Both presenters have vast experience in presenting this topic to both aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses.

By attending this event you will gain a deeper understanding of what diversity is and why it is the future of a successful business. The event will be a fun learning experience provided by experts in diversity and business with an invitation to participate.

This event is taking place live from Dublin, Ireland. Please calculate the time difference if joining from elsewhere. This event is open to both our Iconic members and non-members.

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With Dermot McCarty and Pearl Letlotlo Olesitse of Under the Rainbow

Under The Rainbow was created by Gillian Fagan, Dermot McCarthy and Philippa Ryder. Each founder came from a corporate background and were united by their activism for human rights and equality. With a passion for health and wellbeing their individual stories are very unique yet all have this thing in common; they overcame our struggles by stepping into their authenticity.

They have a wealth of experience in helping companies and individuals overcome challenges, be their true selves and embrace the concept of mental fitness. Under The Rainbow specialise in workplace wellness and see equality, diversity and inclusion as a key component of good mental health. They go that extra mile to help empower others.

Dermot McCarthy:

Dermot is a psychotherapist and an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy with over 10 years' experience in therapy and a background as an accountant. In 2019, he formed Under The Rainbow with two other Directors, Gillian Fagan, and Philippa Ryder. As well as a practicing therapist, he is currently CFO of Under The Rainbow.

In his role as therapist primarily, Dermot deals in the areas of Low Self-esteem, Depression, Anxiety, LGBTQ+, Grief & Loss, Sexuality, Men’s Health and Anger Management. Furthermore, he has led and presented workshops both online and offline in Stress Management, Diversity and Belonging, LGBT+ , and Men’s Mental Health.

He is an active member of Sporting Pride, being the treasurer for this committee. Sporting Pride’s goal is to involve more LGBTQ+ participation in Sport, thus improving the Mental Health Fitness of the Irish LGBT+ Community.

Pearl Letlotlo Olesitse:

Pearl was born in Botswana, and she moved to Ireland to further her studies. She has a Bachelor of Nursing Science (BSc Nursing) from University of Botswana. She recently graduated with First Class honours in BA (Honours) in Marketing (Digital Media and Cloud Computing) in Dublin Business School, Ireland.

In 2019, Pearl joined Junior Chambers International (JCI), a global network of young active citizens which aims at providing development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. In 2020 she was elected the Executive Vice President of Junior Chamber International Dublin; she is now currently the 2021 President of this organisation. Pearl is very passionate about Diversity and Inclusion; she is part of Under The Rainbow and JCI Ireland

Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Pearl is a registered nurse and is currently clinical lead of Ireland’s biggest project of Contact Management Program, which is a vital part in the country’s efforts to fight against COVID. Pearl interests are acting/modelling, playing the guitar, learning languages as well as being a passionate writer. She is currently working on her memoir which she hopes to publish soon.

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