Having grown up in Dublin, David O'Coimin relocated to Bristol and then to The Netherlands, where he now splits his time between. Having always had an entrepreneurial streak, in 2015 David set out to create Nook Pods. An inclusive space for meetings or a quite area in offices. Now highly successful, in some of the … Continue reading Nook Pod’s – Inclusive enclosed spaces for workplaces and events
Having qualfied as an engineer, in Janurary 2016 Nicole and her families life was turned upside down when her brother Alex died of an accidental overdose. Nicole created Alex's Adventure as a Social Enterprise, to give drug information programmes to students, educators and parents, as in her words "in the years I've left school the … Continue reading Alex’s Adventure – A social enterprise that gives non-judgemental drug education information to students, educators and parents
Having only missed 1 Paralympics since the first Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960, Ireland has a proud record of 499 athletes taking part in the games, who have amassed 222 medals (65 gold, 66 silver and 95 bronze) between them. With Tokyo 2020 games being delayed due to the Pandemic, this year the 31 … Continue reading 12 Irish Paralympians to look out for
According to the Irish Down Syndrome Association “Down Syndrome is a common congenital chromosomal anomaly. It is found worldwide. Down Syndrome occurs when there is one extra copy of chromosome 21 in the body.” The association goes on to say “ there are approximately 7,000 Irish people with Down Syndrome, with every one in 444 … Continue reading People in Ireland with Down Syndrome and the companies that support them
The Dyspraxia Assocation of Ireland supports the 6-10% of the population that has the condition. Formed in 1995 the assocation is a registered charity and was created to raise awareness of the condition, ensure adequate funds are available to people with the condition, provide an information and sharing and support network, improve diagnostic services, organise … Continue reading With a new CEO and expanding programs The Dyspraxia Assocation of Ireland is heading in a new direction
jumpAgrade was created in Limerick through two friends Padraic Hogan and David Neville. The founders orginally started out with a mission to democratise the grinds turoring system to make it more affordable for all students, now their mission has expanded to creating a personalised teaching platform to reach the most amount of students as possible, … Continue reading jumpAgrade a social enterprise creating a revolution in education by making personalised teaching possible.
To someone who may not be aware, what is BT Ireland? What areas does BT Ireland specialise in? BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies, with close to 100,000 people serving customers in 180 countries. We are also one of the leading communications companies in Ireland, retailing to large businesses and the … Continue reading BT Ireland – putting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the heart of the recruitment and marketing policies
Business In The Community (BITC) has been operating in Ireland for more than 21 years. Through their low carbon pledge, matching businesses to schools and community groups throughout Ireland to drive CSR and employment programs for underpresented groups in the workplace. We got in touch with BITC's digital marketing manager Nathalie Pavone to find out … Continue reading Business in the community – Driving Diversity and Inclusion Through Sustainability and Employment Programs
Through the company's online training courses MD of Ability Focus Stephen Kelly, is increasing the awareness of diversity and inclusion through offering disability awareness programs to public and private sectors. Now being fully remote, with clients such a government minster taking the training, the company is on a mission to address bias and create greater … Continue reading Stephen Kelly’s Ability Focus is spreading awareness of D&I through Disability Awareness Training Programs
Created in 2020 The Open Doors Initiative is an initiative of over 95 of the biggest companies based in Ireland and NGOs, who work with government to create pathways to employment for marginalised people, nationwide. Having just had their first AGM, CEO Jeanne McDonagh was delighted to report the company helped 2,300 people on pathways … Continue reading The Open Doors Initiative – creating pathways to employment for the under-represented workforce
Derval Dunford Director of Sui Mindfulness is a pioneer in mindfulness and breathwork. She has helped thousands of people since 2006, has trained over 9000 Irish primary school teachers, and changed the lives of tens of thousands of children through mindfulness, and well-being. Her partner Mick Hogan also presents a variety of nature-based workshops, walks and talks for schools, … Continue reading Sui Mindfulness is using breathing techniques and nature to decrease stress in schools around Ireland
After one of the worst years on records for farm deaths in Ireland in 2015 Alma Jordan decided to create her own social enterprise - AgriKids. A company which teaches farm safety to school children. Now a multi-award winning company, providing training, educational app and school talks to thousands of students throughout Ireland, AgriKids is … Continue reading Agri Kids – reducing farm accidents by educating kids on farm safety
Having interviewed over 600 people, been a guest lecture at more than 30 colleges and having their exhibitions in galleries throughout Ireland, the UK and New York, and being an expert violin and fiddle player Fionn Angus Crombie and his father Jonathan Angus created Fionnathan Productions to promote Diversity and Inclusion by showing that someone … Continue reading Film producer, interviewer, educator, musician and businessman Fionn of Fionnathan Productions is asking, “Why can’t someone with Down Syndrome be a CEO?
Describe Under The Rainbow to someone who may not have heard of it before? Under the Rainbow is the Diversity and Inclusion agent of 2021! We are an award winning inclusive Social Enterprise focused on wellness. We help build an authentic workplace culture empowering people to be their true selves. We do diversity with a … Continue reading Under The Rainbow is doing diversity trianing with a difference through training and therapy
Mother Tongue's is on a mission to celebrate multiculturalism in Ireland. As part of this the team have create the Mother Tongues Festival which celebrates all the different languages and cultural identities that makes Ireland one of the most diverse places in to live in Europe. We caught up with Francesca La Morgia, Director of … Continue reading Mother Tongues is working to promote multilingualism and interculturalism in Ireland.