Formed in 2001, Rugby Players Ireland remit is to act as an association for all rugby players in Ireland. Not only does the organisation represent Irish male and female internationals, but also rugby players at all levels of the game. In 2016, the association launched the award-winning Tackle Your Feelings (TYF) campaign. The app and … Continue reading Tackle Your Feelings, a campaign that is increasing the mental wellbeing of school students, professionals in the workplace and rugby players at all levels
Rugby coach, TV rugby pundit, entrepreneur and TV personality Brent Pope has been one of Ireland’s biggest advocates for Mental Health. Brent and his colleagues Dave Southern and Eoin Byrne have recently created a campaign called elephantintheroom.ie. They are asking all employees to have a custom designed poly-resin model of a baby elephant in their office … Continue reading Brent Pope co-founded Elephant in the Room, and he is hoping it will create a real conversation about mental health in the workplace
Katie Doyle was working in the travel industry until the pandemic hit. Katie had been looking for a mentor while creating her own business but found there was a big gap in the market for female mentors for young people. So, Katie decided to create her own 6 week programme where that match female Mentors … Continue reading Mentor Her – the Irish founded mentoring programme that matches Mentors and Mentees in entrepreneurship, corporate careers and self-development throughout the world
Irish people are turning to podcasts as a form of entertainment more and more. According to the Irish Times, a Reuters Institute Digital News Report said “Across a 20-country sample, the Irish topped the podcast-listening leaderboard with 46 per cent saying they had listened to one in the past month, up from 41 per cent … Continue reading Irish Podcasts that are powering the discussion around Diversity and Inclusion
According to their own data “Of the 55,000 people in Ireland who are blind or vision impaired, just 5% or approximately 2,750 of those are blind. This means that approximately 52,250 people across the country have a form of vision impairment or are affected by sight loss in some way. The impact of vision impairment … Continue reading The NCBI working to reduce unemployment amongst the blind community
According to Irishjobs.ie "Sun Microsystems implemented a mentoring programme. Mentors were six times more likely to be promoted than those not in the programme. Mentees were five times more likely to achieve a promotion. Mentees were five times more likely to receive an increase in pay than those who did not participate. Mentors have had … Continue reading Organisations empowering Diversity and Inclusion through Mentoring
From people purchasing ethically made, sustainable, organic or mission driven products, to companies created by people with disabilities, there is a wide selection of ideas for a last minute gift to give those more difficult to buy for people in your life Books Often the go-to present for the “difficult to get person”, if you … Continue reading Last Minute Christmas Gift Shopping Ideas From Irish Brands Working in Diversity and Inclusion
More and more Irish consumers are turning to brands that are environmentally friendly, ethically or empowering minority groups. With Christmas fast approaching there are lots of grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends looking for gifts for parents of young children. So in an effort to encourage more consumers to buy Irish this year. Here are just … Continue reading Irish Toy brands that are being pro-active in the area of Diversity and Inclusion
For over 50 years, The Gifted Craft Fair has been a staple for many to kick off their Christmas shopping, and this year it’s back at the RDS for 2022. It’s a great way to kick off the festive season, with over 400 exhibitors including over 100 artisan food stalls. 35,000 customers are expected to … Continue reading Companies to follow in D&I from Gifted Craft Fair
A lot of people have begun their Christmas shopping already. But it’s often difficult to know where to shop if you want sustainable, environmentally friendly, ethically made, Irish products, or brands that are doing proactive things in the area of Diversity and Inclusion. Well here is a list of Irish brands that you can buy … Continue reading Irish brands that can help you with pre-Christmas shopping
Matt McCann founded Access Earth in 2015, as he found it difficult to travel and ensure that the places he's visiting had the required accessibility information for him to access with his mobility aids. What started out as an idea in the Microsoft’s Imagine cup has now turned into an accessibility enablement platform that will … Continue reading Access Earth – creating the world’s largest database of accessiblity information, so everyone can plan their adventures and experience what the world has to offer.
Created in 2015, The Code Institute is one of the most successful companies in the Edtech sector. It specialises in being a "a global leader in delivering coding skills that help people switch to a career in software development within a year. Demand for software developers is rapidly escalating as digitisation accelerates, and hundreds of … Continue reading The Code Institute – helping to bridge the skills gap for underrepresented groups in the tech sector
It’s said that dyslexia affects approximately 10-15% of the population. While there are many negative stereotypes about the condition, LinkedIn has recently added “dyslexic thinking” as a skill on their website, due to the positive effects the condition can give a person. Two of the most viewed articles on my website area ‘Irish Start-up Founders … Continue reading Products and services that can assist people with Dyslexia in education or the workplace
A unique business, CWIT was created in 2009 by the Irish subsidiaries of Accenture, Dell Technologies and Microsoft in order to address the gender imbalance in technology companies. 13 year on, it’s grown to over 20 members, with most of the major technology companies in Ireland within that membership. The company is now on a … Continue reading CWIT – An Irish company that’s reducing the gender gap for women in technology-based companies now, and for generations to come
Launched in 2021, The B!G Idea was created by Kim Mackenzie-Doyle with a vision to challenge Ireland’s 15-19 year olds to learn new skills that would help them create ideas for solving problems in their local schools or communities. The 12-week programme looks at all areas of creativity. In 2022 over 2500 young people from … Continue reading The B!G Idea – Equipping transition year students with a creative mindset to tackle the biggest problems society faces.