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St. Brigid’s Day Panel: Women Blazing a Trail
February 1, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
You are invited to attend an evening event hosted by the Consulate General of Ireland at Ireland House (One Post Street) in celebration of St. Brigid’s Feast Day. The event will feature a discussion with Irish-American women who have achieved significant success in their careers and worked towards improving working conditions for women in their fields. The discussion will be followed by a networking reception.
Jennifer Kenny, author of “The Innovation Mindset” is an innovation and thought leader who shapes leadership and develops game-changing strategies that allow teams and organizations to transform and achieve innovation capacity.
- Eimear Noone, Irish conductor and composer, is best known for her award-winning work on video game music, the first woman to conduct at the Oscars and who, working with Equal Rights Advocates in San Francisco, won a legal battle in California related to the treatment of pregnant employees.
- Tierna Davidson, a member of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team and the Chicago Red Stars, was the youngest player on the 2019 U.S. World Cup Champion squad and was an Olympic medalist at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Throughout her career, she has been an advocate for the rights of female athletes, being a named plaintiff in the equal pay lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation and serving as member of the committee that negotiated and finalized the historic equal pay collective bargaining agreement.
- Dr Erin Costello Wecker, Professor of Irish Studies, is writing a book on Kate Kennedy (Co. Meath), a distinguished educationalist, suffragist and labour activist who led the fight in 1874 to be paid the same salary as male principal teachers and won.