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'The Women in the Room: Inclusive Workplaces in 2024' International Women's Day at Viatel

Viatel Technology Group is very proud to announce ‘The Women in the Room: Inclusive Workplaces in 2024’, an International Women’s Day event for the Mid-West, in association with Connecting Women in Technology (CWiT).

Tammy Darcy, Founder and CEO of The Shona Project, will deliver the keynote address at the event on Tuesday 5 March. Tammy, founder of The Shona Project, is a multi-award-winning social entrepreneur dedicated to empowering Irish girls through education and inspiration. Named the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year in 2021, Tammy’s dedication to creating positive change, driven by the loss of her sister Shona, showcases her resilience in transforming personal challenges into a powerful force for empowering young women.

Tammy will MC a panel discussion, where panellists from University of Limerick and Viatel Technology Group will share experiences and learnings from the very diverse paths travelled to their current roles.

The event will take place in Viatel Technology Group’s Limerick Office on the UL campus (Eircode: V94 XP3C) on Tuesday 5 March from 9.30am. Attendance is free but registration is required and spaces are strictly limited. Please register online to avoid disappointment, HERE.

Head of Group Product Strategy and CWiT Lead at Viatel, Lauren Kehoe shared that the event is part of the group’s mission to attract and retain more women in tech and leadership. 

“There are so many opportunities out there for people of all genders in the tech sector. At Viatel, we are delighted to bring this event to the Midwest for International Women’s Day and shed light on the importance and benefits to organisations of diversity and inclusivity in our workplaces, particularly in the technology sector where female representation can be low at all levels.” 

Policies play a large role in retaining women in the workplace, Lauren added: 

“Retention can be a big challenge too, where workplaces need to be inclusive and flexible in their policies to support women, particularly where other responsibilities outside the workplace exist, like family care. We’re doing some great things at Viatel around flexible and inclusive workplaces, our gender paygap report results are a testament to that, and with events like IWD, it gives us all a great opportunity to share knowledge and experiences, and to inspire each other.” ”

Viatel Technology Group is committed to becoming a beacon of diversity in the tech industry, In 2022, Viatel reported a gender pay gap of 4.3%. This was less than half the national average (11.3%) but the company promised to do better and in 2023, reported a gap of just 0.2%. Viatel committed to hybrid working, flexible hours and improved leave policies to help all employees balance their home and work lives.

Viatel also partnered with organisations with shared aims, becoming a member of CWiT (Connecting Women in Technology) a network of over twenty Irish based technology companies with a shared mission to attract, retain and promote women in the technology sector.



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