Ibec has been working with employers, government and other stakeholders for over two decades to address the underlying causes of the imbalance of women in employment and leadership positions. We have seen significant progress however, there is work still to be done. We continue to influence with impact on the key issues that thwart progress, and we won’t stop until we tackle gender biases and stereotypes and achieve gender equality and gender balance at all levels across our workplaces and society. Learn more about the areas we are working on to deliver real progress in the representation of women in Ireland in business and society.

How we influence

Ibec influences action for gender balance through our Diversity Forum, which shares best practice among Ibec members, hears from internal and external experts as well as practical examples of action on a variety of key D&I topics; and the the executive and board resourcing code which has been promoted by Ibec and the 30% Club since 2016 to support more balanced selection across senior management and on boards in Ireland. 

How we educate

Gender parity will help organisations attract and retain the best talent. To achieve this requires tackling some of the underlying challenges like gender stereotypes; gender segregation; challenges around parenting and care and female representation.

Ibec Academy CPD Certificate in Managing Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Build your knowledge and skills when creating an organisational culture that delivers on the positive benefits of diversity and inclusion. Our new 4 day programme is accredited by TU Dublin, for managers, HR managers and D&I professionals tasked with, or committed to driving diversity and inclusion in their organisations.

This programme covers key concepts in diversity, equality and inclusion and why they matter in the workplace. Using an evidence-based approach to diversity and Inclusion practice, discover how to evaluate where your organisation is in terms of available data and business context, and to devise an action plan for addressing your diversity and inclusion challenges in the workplace.

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