International Women's Day 2017 - Wednesday 8th March 2017

The University of Limerick (UL) collaborated with Dell EMC to host an event exploring the challenges of 'Changing Mindsets' in the working world. The event, supported by Johnson & Johnson, was attended by over 200 people from the Mid-West business and education community and focussed on encouraging more females in to science, technology, engineering and maths-related sectors, as part of Engineers Week 2017. 

The event began with a series of speakers including Professor Paul McCutcheon, VP Academic & Registrar, UL and Fiona McCarthy, Vice President for Human Resources, Dell EMC.

Helen Shaw from Athena Media chaired the day with a series of breakout discussions. Each of the discussions explored different areas where changing mindsets and achieving greater gender balance need to be considered.