CIF International Women’s Day Conference 2023: ‘Equity isn’t just a nice to have, it’s a must-have’

by | Feb 21, 2023

Embracing equity will be the central theme at this year’s CIF International Women’s Day gathering. Following the tremendous success of last year’s event, the Construction Industry Federation will host a morning conference on March 8, in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Guests attennding last year’s CIF International Women’s Day Conference

Globally, there is a campaign theme of #EmbraceEquity to mark IWD in 2023 with a focus on understanding the difference between equity and equality and the need for gender equity to be part of every society’s DNA.

The overall aim is to get the world talking about why equal opportunities are no longer enough. The CIF is inviting the industry to #EmbraceEquity as part of its International Women’s Day event at Dunboyne Castle, Co. Meath, hosted by CIF Director of Housing and Planning, Conor O’Connell alongside co-host Iris Kavanagh, of construction business marketing agency Pennypop.

Among the speakers on the day will be Cork Chamber of Commerce leadership development consultant Barbara Nugent and Róisín Lafferty, founder and creative director at Lafferty Design.

CIF’s International Women’s Day Conference 2022

They will be joined by industry experts and influencers to discuss the importance of this year’s theme, particularly in the construction industry where female representation remains at nine per cent of the overall workforce.

A host of other panel discussions will also include hot topics like sustainability, supply chain, recruitment and skills. Panellists will include women from CIF member companies such as Sisk Group, Suir Engineering and Glenveagh, to name a few.

In-person tickets are now sold out, but a live stream will allow audiences to fully engage ask questions, and get involved via social media from anywhere in the world. Tune in!

Those attending in person will enjoy a light breakfast on arrival, refreshments and a special sponsor goodie bag.

You can find more details on
@CIF_Ireland #EmbraceEquity #CIF2023

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