Twitter chief receives Women of Concern award
Sinéad McSweeney, the managing director of Twitter Ireland, has received this year’s Women of Concern award.
The accolade is given by the charity to highlight the drive towards gender equality, and recognise those who display extraordinary leadership in this area.
Concern Worldwide CEO Dominic MacSorley said the award provides an opportunity to pay tribute to the work and inspiration of women such as Sinéad, who he says is “used to dealing with difficult situations and standing her ground”.
“As managing director of Twitter Dublin, Sinéad remains committed to promoting diversity, equality and gender empowerment,” he said.
“She is a passionate believer in childhood education, and in particular, working to ensure girls have access to learning from a young age. Sinéad is a true inspiration and we are delighted to honour her as this year’s Woman of Concern.”
The award will be presented to Ms McSweeney at a special luncheon event at The Shelbourne Hotel this Friday.
A native of county Cork, the law graduate is also Twitter’s vice president of public policy in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Commenting on the recognition, Ms McSweeney said it was “an honour”.
Concern is Ireland’s largest humanitarian aid agency with more than 3,900 staff worldwide and operations in 24 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Haiti.