International Women's Day Carlow Campus

The SETU Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Office is delighted to host an event on Wednesday 8th March celebrating International Women's Day 2023 (IWD 2023).  The United Nations Observance of IWD 2023 is under the theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”.

The observance explores the impact of the digital gender gap on widening economic and social inequalities, spotlights the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in digital spaces, and addresses online and ICT-facilitated gender-based violence.

We are privileged to be joined by an esteemed host of speakers from 9:15 am to 12:00 pm

  • Opening address by Yvonne Kavanagh, Assistant Registrar
  • Jennifer Murnane O'Connor, TD for Carlow/Kilkenny and Spokesperson on Children 
  • Kathleen Funchion, TD for Carlow/Kilkenny and Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs
  • Aisling Hennessy, Law Lecturer
  • Chris Staff, Computing Lecturer
  • Padraig O Neill, Managing Director UNUM

Alannah Somers and the Music Society provide entertainment during the refreshments break from 10:40 am - 11:05 am

We welcome TD’s Jennifer and Kathleen to highlight their personal experiences of harassment and cyber abuse following their meeting with the Ceann Comhairle recently discussing the rising levels of threat faced by women in the public domain. 

Plenty of CatPhishing: Understanding gender-based Cyberviolence

Law lecturer Aisling Hennessy presents the emergent legislation and legal protections aimed at tackling various forms of cyberviolence, from sextortion to cyber harrassment, doxing to trolling.

Talking Tech: Keeping your Data and Digital Identity secure

Chris Staff of the Department of Computing discusses practical ways to maximise your online safety and the safeguard the integrity of your digital identity.

UNUM Internship Programme

SETU partner organisation UNUM regularly engages in promoting the FinTech sector. The company has scored 97% in diversity and inclusion and boasts an impressive 80% employment advancement rate for interns. Managing Director of UNUM Padraig O'Neill talks partnership and presents the internship and employment opportunities with UNUM for the 2023-2024 recruitment campaign.

We look forward to welcoming you on March 8.