GEM Conference September 22nd 2016
The GEM Partners are: University of Limerick, Cranfield University, Abertay University, Dell and Ibec (for further details click on Partners tab)
Partner Activities 2015
GEM Team Meeting - Cranfield School of Management, November 25th 2015
L-R Una McDermott, Eilidh Fraser, Dr. Caroline Murphy, Marie Connolly, Prof. Susan Vinnicombe, Dr. Christine Cross, Judith Browne, Dr. Deirdre Andersen
International Women's Day
On March 6th 2015 the University of Limerick hosted its annual International Women's Day event. The conference which was titled ‘Embracing the Past Informing the Future in STEMM” was opened by the President and was chaired by RTE’s Claire Byrne. The 190 participants, male and female from across the institution, also included external delegates from industry partners and other HE institutions. Speakers on the day included former British MP Edwina Currie; Professor Sibel Erduran, Chair of STEM Education at UL; Professor Linda Doyle, Trinity College Dublin and Dan Twomey, Dell EMEA among others. The University of Limerick President, Prof Don Barry, spoke about a number of strategic projects which the University is engaged in relating to gender, one of which he referred to is the GEM project. The GEM project was represented and publicised on the day by GEM partners Marie Connolly, Christine Cross, Caroline Murphy, Maureen Keogh, Judith Browne and Una McDermott. For more details on the event, click here.
Unlocking Hidden Talent in the Workforce Event
On April 14th 2015 GEM Partner Dell hosted the "Unlocking Hidden Talent in the Workforce Event" at its Limerick site. The event was attended by an audience of senior professionals from across Munster and consisted of a series of speakers followed by a detailed question and answer session. The presentations were led by Fiona McCarthy, Executive Director EMEA HR Services at Dell. The GEM project was represented by Judith Browne, Una McDermott, Christine Cross and Caroline Murphy. For more information on the event, click here.
GEM Partner Meeting
On May 6th and 7th the GEM partners held a project management meeting in Abertay University which was attended by all members of the project.
What happens if women have more power and influence? Conference at the University of Conventry
On May 14th GEM project team members Christine Cross and Caroline Murphy attended the What happens if women have more power and influence conference organised by the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Conventry University. The key note speaker for the event was Professor Virgina Schein. For more information on the event, click here.
Reversing the paradox: Promoting gender-balanced leadership
On May 27th 2015 GEM Partner Ibec hosted a conference entitled "Reversing the paradox: Promoting gender-balanced leadership" in Dublin. The event attracted over 200 delegates from companies and senior policy makers all over Ireland. The GEM project team was represented by Kara McGann, Marie Connolly, Christine Cross, Caroline Murphy, Judith Browne and Una McDermott. For more details on the event, click here.
INTEGER Symposium on Gender Equality and Structural Change
On June 15th 2015 members of the GEM project team Marie Connolly and Caroline Murphy attended the INTEGER Symposium on Gender Equality and Structural at European Union House in Dublin. For more information on the event, click here.
Diversity and Inclusion Event at Google HQ Dublin
On June 16th members of the GEM project team was invited to attend a Diversity and Inclusion event at Google HQ Dublin and participated in an exclusive unconscious bias training event afterwards. Marie Connolly and Caroline Murphy attended the event.
Athena SWAN Award for University of Limerick
On July 30th 2015 GEM Partner University of Limerick was one of only two institutions in Ireland to be awarded the prestigious Athena Swann award. For more information see the projects tab.