International Women's Day 2016

Programme for International Women’s Day in the HSE

Hearing all Voices: Setting the agenda for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in the HSE

The HR Division in the HSE is marking International Women’s Day by hosting a Panel Discussion with a number of women who have achieved outstanding success in their careers, both from within the Health Services and outside of the health sector. The theme for the discussion is “Experiences of parity of opportunity in my career”.   A number of employees from all grades across the HSE have been invited to hear the panellists and to give their feedback on the issues facing female employees within the health services today. The event is being held in the IMI, Sandyford, Dublin 16   

The Speakers and panellists are:

ROSARII MANNION , National Director of Human Resources, HSE. Rosarii has over 15 years of human resources experience, including management experience in Community and Hospital Services in the HSE. She has held a number of senior management roles, her most recent posts being Assistant National Director Human Resources, Dublin North East and Group HR Director in RCSI Hospitals. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, a qualified Mediator, Conflict Coach and holds a BA, HDip, MA and an MSc.

DR. CAROLINE CASEY, an award-winning social entrepreneur, is both an adventurer and a business woman. Subject of the National Geographic Documentary Elephant Vision, Ashoka Fellow, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, TED speaker and unwavering campaigner, Caroline’s passion and ambition for leading a life without limits and labels is truly contagious.
Since taking a life changing decision at 28 to leave her successful career as a management consultant and travel across India on an elephant, Caroline has been committed to building a global movement on inclusive business to build an equal society for the 1 billion people in the world with a disability.
Collaborating with some of the world’s leading organisations Caroline has identified what she refers to as “The New Green” – the new business imperative for success – Inclusive Business. An advisor, mentor, board member and international speaker Caroline has a real ability to connect with people. Her extraordinary personal story of coming to terms with her own hidden disability and turning that perceived “weakness” into professional and personal success is relatable, funny, humbling and deeply meaningful.
Links : TedTalks - Caroline Casey - Looking past limits   Cllinton Global Initiative   Global Competitiveness Forum

LEIGH GATH Leigh is a wife, mother, author and a thalidomide survivor, born without arms or legs. In light of the abuse in Aras Attracta in 2014, Leigh was appointed Confidential Recipient by DG Tony O’Brien to be a voice for vulnerable adults in services funded or partially funded by the HSE. The Confidential Recipient works independently of the HSE, allowing people to come forward with concerns or complaints of abuse, neglect, poor practices or other issues within services. The number of concerns/complaints have almost quadrupled for the same period last year.

PHIL NÍ SHEAGHDHA Phil trained in Dublin in Jervis Street hospital and on completion of an ICU course in London Phil specialised in intensive care nursing.  She worked in Ireland, the UK, Australia and the USA as an ICU Nurse.  She joined the INMO as a full time official in 1998.  She completed an MA in Industrial Relations and Trade Union Studies in 2007. She was appointed as Director of Industrial Relations in the INMO in 2008.  She obtained a Higher Diploma in Employment Law 2015. She was elected for a second term onto the ICTU National Executive Council. She is a member of the Employment Appeals Tribunal. Phil is mother to, a 20 year old and a sixteen year old. She is passionate about women’s rights in the workplace. Phil is bilingual, her first language is Irish and she partakes in many Irish language media events/interviews though this medium. 

EUNICE O’RAW Eunice is a graduate of U C D, with a master’s degree in economics, and later obtained a further master’s degree in economics from T C D.  Eunice is a barrister by profession and was called to the bar in 1996. She was appointed as junior counsel to the Tribunal of Inquiry into Certain Planning Matters and Payments in July 1998. In March 2011, she was appointed Head of Legal Services to the HSE.
Eunice is a former chairperson of the Mental Health Tribunals,  of the Mental Health Commission and chairperson of the Garda Disciplinary Board.  She lectured in Trinity College and the Kings Inns in Competition Law, in economics in University College Dublin, in financial mathematics and econometrics at the National College of Ireland and was visiting professor of Irish Constitutional Law for Quinnipiac University’s summer school.   She is an accredited mediator and has a special interest in conflict resolution processes. She is married with four children and lives in Wexford.

DR RHONA MAHONY Dr Mahony is currently Master/CEO of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) in Dublin, and is the first woman to be elected Master in Ireland. NMH is one of Europe’s largest maternity hospitals, employing over 800 staff and delivering almost 10,000 infants annually. It is a major Irish Tertiary Referral Centre providing advanced obstetric, neonatal and gynaecological care.  Dr Mahony is an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and a Specialist in Maternal and Fetal medicine. A keen researcher, she has over 70 publications in the national and international academic press. As a graduate of University College Dublin, she plays an active role in teaching medical students and is currently a Clinical Professor with The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Dr Mahony is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, UK, and of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. She is currently nominated for an Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She is a member of the Executive Council of the Irish Institute of Obstetrics & Gynaecologists where she contributes to the strategic development of the specialty. At national level, Dr Mahony is working with the Minister and Department of health to build a new state of the art maternity facility to serve the local and national population. In 2013 Dr Mahony founded the National Maternity Foundation, which supports the work of the Hospital. In 2014 Dr Mahony became an Eisenhower Fellow spending 7 weeks in the USA as part of a Multi-Nation Programme, visiting a range of Institutions looking at Hospital Design and the Role of Philanthropy in Capital Development.  Dr Mahony is a member of the Young Presidents Association, the Institute of Directors Ireland and serves on the board of the Little Museum of Dublin. She currently lives in Dublin with her husband and four children.