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International Women’s Day 2022

March 9, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Ludgate to celebrate International Women’s Day on the 9th March at 11am. We have a fantastic line up of speakers who will engage in a panel discussion to discuss the advancements that we have made as women in business over the last number of years and what still needs to be done to continue our efforts.
Imagine a gender equal world.  A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.  A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.  A world where difference is valued and celebrated.  Together we can forge women’s equality.  Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.  Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.  We can break the bias in our communities.  We can break the bias in our workplaces.  We can break the bias in our schools, colleges and universities.  Together, we can all break the bias - on and beyond.


Our keynote speakers include Emily Hegarty Olympian Medallist and Holly Cairns local TD.

Emily is a member of the renowned Skibbereen Rowing Club and is a Irish Olympic medallist. In the Toyoko Olympics Emily, together with her team of 4, won the first medal for Irish women’s rowing.

Holly is a West Cork TD and spokesperson for Agriculture, Disability & Social Justice.


Hosting the event is Fiona O’Donovan Public Affairs & Communications Executive at Cork Chamber together with Grainne O’Keeffe, Ludgate CEO.






  • Fiona Edwards Murphy: CEO and Co-founder of ApisProtect.
  • Anne Mc Comish: Head of Financial Management & Reporting COO in AIB.
  • Claire Meskill: Founder of Teleatherapy.
  • Carol Ho: COO of BaseWorx ❘ 2022 JCI European Development Councillor.
  • Mairead O’Driscoll: Chartered Accountant and Tax Advisor, Creator of the Tax Nerd.


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