UCD School of Medicine IWD (International Women’s Day) 2022 Virtual Event – Tues 8th March @ 1pm


The theme of 2022’s IWD is BREAKING THE BIAS.

The School of Medicine EDI Committee was delighted to invite the two speakers at this years virtual event:

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  • Prof Karina Butler, Specialist Consultant in Paediatrics and Infectious Disease, CHI, Chair, NIAC (National Immunisation Advisory Committee) & NPHET Member
  • Dr Trish Scanlan, Paediatric Oncologist, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Interim Director of Global Health at CHILDREN'S HEALTH IRELAND

Prof Butler and Dr Scanlan joined us to reflect on

  • Their decision to focus their careers in paediatrics
  • Their path to the key appointments in their careers
  • Their views on gender bias in the workplace (in healthcare settings) in Ireland and Tanzania respectively
  • The challenges they (as women) have encountered in their career especially during the pandemic
  • How they overcame those challenges and ‘called out’ any inequality that they experienced
  • How they coach and advise their female co-workers when they encounter bias in the workplace

UCD School of Medicine IWD (International Women’s Day) 2021 Virtual Event – Mon 8th March @ 1pm

UCD School of Medicine EDI Committee hosted a really energising and interesting conversation between Dr Fiona McGillicuddy, Assistant Professor, Cardiometabolic Research Group, Diabetes Complications Research Centre, UCD and Dr Gabrielle Colleran, Consultant Paediatric Radiologist and Vice-President IHCA on IWD 2021. The conversation focused on work-life balance, C-19 childcare challenges, where women are (or not) in C-19 leadership roles and engaging more women in leadership. Dr Colleran prompted us to think about the systemic patriarchal inequality, the power of surrounding ourselves with energising, positive, solutions orientated women, building a more inclusive, diverse, representative society and always keeping another person’s dignity at the centre of communication.