07th March

Embracing Equity Achieving Equality through Equity

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity.

As we draw closer to International Women's Day 2023, JCI Cork is happy to announce a panel discussion and focus workshop on the theme of 'Equity in Education'. We have 2 amazing speakers renowned across Ireland in the field of advocating for education for women especially those wh missed out on learning opportunities due to 'family first' commitments and those coming from minority and underprivileged background.

  • We will learn how these two guests work in their respective fields and how they themselves overcame this adversity and now passing on their learnings to the future generation. 
  • We will then break-out into rooms and discuss possible ways to further our goal of embracing equity to achieve equality
  • Finally gather as a group and discuss ideas that can potentially have maximum impact

Speaker 1: Nuala Keher -

Nuala Keher is Academic Director and co-founder of EQUAL Ireland, a Social Enterprise dedicated to providing University education for adults who missed out on earlier opportunities. Her organisation has provided University Certificate and Degree programmes to over 1000 adults all over Ireland in the fields of Business, Social Enterprise, and Community Development. Nuala’s passion for lifelong learning began in the late 1980’s when she entered college without any formal educational qualifications, with 4 small children and few financial resources. Nuala went on to lead NUI Galway’s Open Learning Centre, to become CEO of Lionra, a Higher Education Network, a member of the Board of Skillnets and Leargas.  Nuala is a feminist, a writer and an advocate for educational reform.

Speaker 2: Fahmeda Naheed -

Fahmeda Naheed is a former Graduate Intern for Diversity, Executive Officer, An Garda Siochana, Regional Office, Anglesea Street, Cork, Ireland.   She writes for Garda Review Magazine.  She is a tutor of Fusion Cooking (Irish-Pakistani food) with Cork City Partnership. She is a member of Faith of Sanctuary and an Ambassador of Schools of Sanctuary. She remained involved in a number of projects for migrants and integration, including running diversity recruitment campaigns for An Garda Síochána, political participation of migrants in Ireland, training projects; policy initiatives, providing training on Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, campaigns involving schools, and college students in raising awareness on diversity issues through public speaking, research and writing projects. 


This Event is organised as a joint initiative between JCI Cork and Good Day Cork



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Date & Time

Tuesday, 07 March 2023
18:45 - 20:15 GMT


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