A new leadership programme for women was launched by Enterprise Ireland in collaboration with DCU’s Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion this week.
The programme aims to support women in Ireland in pursuit of leadership and senior management roles in business. Fifteen women working in semi-state bodies took part in a successful pilot of the programme in 2019 and were awarded certificates at an event in the Shelbourne Hotel last Thursday.
The next programme is currently open for applications from across the public sector. The programme will commence on 21st of April 2020 and further details are available from Sarita Johnston, DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The programme was developed by Dr Melrona Kirrane, Associate Professor of Organisational Psychology at DCU Business School, the Leadership Development Programme for Women 2020 is designed to respond to the current and future needs of aspiring women leaders.
Speaking this week, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion, Sandra Healy said, "DCU’s collaboration with Enterprise Ireland on this programme is a great example of how we can shift the dial on gender balance by working together. In particular the programme provides a relevant and inspiring approach to leadership development for women."
CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Julie Sinnamon added, "We firmly believe that increasing diversity and narrowing the gap between women and men in entrepreneurship, leadership, middle and senior management roles, will lead to increased economic growth in Ireland."