Equality is not a women’s issue – it’s a business issue

The Metropole Hotel, located in the heart of the Victorian Quarter in Cork’s City Centre, will host a lunch on Friday 6th March 2020 at 12.30 pm in association with AIB Bank to celebrate International Women’s Day.


The day will begin at 12.30 pm with a drinks reception followed by a three-course lunch with inspirational guest speakers. The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is #EachforEqual. An equal world is an enabled world. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender-equal world.


Speakers on the day include Solicitor and Founder of iWish, Gillian Keating. Lt. CDR. Roberta O Brien, The first female to join the Irish Naval Service, Sandra Daly CEO of the Mercy University Hospital and Norren Walsh Senior Branch Mange AIB South Mall.

Sandra Murphy, Group Event Creation & Production Manager – “It’s important that we continue to encourage women in business, a lot has been done but we have so much more to do. The balance on boards and executive leadership not only encourages better leadership and governance, but further contributes to better all-round board performance, and ultimately increased corporate performance for both companies, their shareholders and economic growth”

Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive. The race is on for the gender-equal boardroom, a gender-equal boardroom, gender-equal media coverage, gender-equal workplaces, gender-equal sports coverage, more gender equality in health and wealth, so let’s make it happen. Let’s be #eachforequal. Come join us on Friday the 6th of March to celebrate women.