Thursday 30 March 2017

Liz O'Donnell: Shattering glass ceiling is not enough

Picture shows l-r, Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland; Josephine Feehily, Chairman, Office of the Revenue Commissioners; Brid Horan, Deputy Chief Executive, ESB and Ramona Nicholas, CEO & Co-Founder, Cara Pharmacy Group at the Leadership Summit and Awards dinner for Ireland's Most Powerful Women PIC: MAXWELLS
Picture shows l-r, Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland; Josephine Feehily, Chairman, Office of the Revenue Commissioners; Brid Horan, Deputy Chief Executive, ESB and Ramona Nicholas, CEO & Co-Founder, Cara Pharmacy Group at the Leadership Summit and Awards dinner for Ireland's Most Powerful Women PIC: MAXWELLS

All issues are women’s issues, from housing to economic policy to war The theme of this year's National Women's Council Annual Conference was “So tell me why we still need feminism?”

I was invited to speak along with Angela Towers of the ‘No More Page 3’ campaign in the UK, journalist Una Mullally, and Labour Party minister Kathleen Lynch.

At first glance, I felt jaded by the question posed by the conference theme and the challenge to justify feminism.

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