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Accenture is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, with capabilities in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. We help organisations maximize their performance and achieve their vision. In Ireland over 45 years, we employ over 1900 people at our Dublin campus which includes our offices in the heart of Silicon Docks at Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Plaza and 7 Hanover Quay.
We are deeply committed to a diverse workforce and nearly half (45%) of the Irish workforce is female and 44% of our graduate intake last year (2014) were female. We are also members of the 30% Club, CWIT (Connecting women in Technology), Silicon Republic’s Women Invent Tomorrow initiative which champions the role of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and we annually host Ireland’s largest International Women’s Day event.
Examples of our gender equality initiatives include:
Accent on Women Programme
A gender-diverse workplace leads to a high performance workforce. This is why Accenture and its leadership team continually focus on gender diversity as part of our overall high performance business strategy. Accenture is very proud of our Accent on Women (AoW) Programme which is a community and support network for women in Accenture. See more at www.accenture.com/ie-en/company-women
Being Greater Than
We want to lead when it comes to Gender Equality. Inclusion starts with a big ambition and is achieved by many small acts. It is an unwavering focus on diversity in everything that we do. We have a significant opportunity to influence society through our actions, role models and commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment. Being Greater Than. See more at www.accenture.ie/beinggreaterthan
Women on Walls
Women on Walls is a campaign by Accenture in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy that seeks to make women leaders visible through a series of commissioned portraits that will create a lasting cultural legacy for Ireland in 2016. See more at www.accenture.com/womenonwalls
In 2008, a forgotten corner of Trinity College Dublin was transformed into a living experiment called Science Gallery Dublin. Through a cutting-edge programme that ignites creativity and discovery where science and art collide, the nonprofit encourages young people to learn through their interests.
Since its opening, more than three million visitors to the gallery have experienced 43 unique exhibitions ranging from design and violence to light and love, and from contagion and biomimicry to the futures of the human species and play. Science Gallery Dublin develops an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events fuelled by the expertise of scientists, researchers, students, artists, designers, inventors, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs. The focus is on providing programmes and experiences that allow visitors to participate and facilitate social connections, always providing an element of surprise.
Location: The Naughton Institute, Pearse Street, Trinity College, Dublin 2
As Ireland's leading energy company, ESB operates right across the electricity market: from generation, creating cleaner power using various technologies including wind, thermal and hydro: through transmission and distribution, building smarter networks using smart meters and smart grids, through to supply, building sustainable and competitive energy solutions including ECars. In addition, we supply gas and use our networks to carry fibre for telecommunications and more.
Our staff are among the best in the world, and are recognised globally for their skills in the energy sector. We strive to attract and retain the best in technical expertise and we work to promote careers in technology through our partnerships with Engineers Ireland and Science Gallery.
Since its launch in 2001, Silicon Republic has become one of Europe’s leading technology, science and innovation news services. Today it is read by over 330,000 people each month, of which 60% are overseas.
Its award-winning team of journalists have chronicled the growing technology and innovation landscape in Ireland and beyond diligently, and now every week thousands of readers from Ireland Europe, Silicon Valley and the rest of the world, come to Silicon Republic to be informed on vital trends and happenings in research, innovation, business and tech; from Artificial Intelligence to Augmented Reality, from Med Tech to Blockchain.
Siliconrepublic established the Women Invent Tomorrow campaign in 2013 to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and ran one of the world’s leading sci-tech conferences, Inspirefest, from 2015-2019 in Dublin. In October 2019 Inspirefest became Future Human and it runs from 21-22 May 2020. .
Growth Potential specialises in supporting organisations in planning for and achieving growth.
We believe that organisations are the best architects of their own solutions and that a coaching approach enables organisations to use their talent more effectively by building on the strengths of their people. We support our clients in:
Strategy Development & Business Planning
Supporting organisations to decide what’s important to them, where they want to go and how they’re going to get there and to build a case for funding/investment
Supporting leaders to be inclusive, to engage, tap into and motivate all the talent in their organisations. This includes awareness raising about unconscious bias and how to address it
Supporting people to grow and reach their full potential
Pioneer of the WorkHuman® movement, Workhuman helps make work more human for millions of people and organizations worldwide. Its cloud-based social recognition and continuous performance improvement solutions helps build award-winning cultures where employees feel more appreciated and socially connected at work – driving a sense of belonging and inspiring the entire organization to reach its full potential and achieve business success.
Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Framingham, Mass., and Dublin, Ireland.
MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose database platform, designed to unleash the power of software and data for developers and the applications they build. Headquartered in New York, MongoDB has more than 4,900 customers in over 90 countries.
The unique MongoDB architecture combines the best of both relational and non-relational databases, addressing the needs of organizations for performance, scalability, flexibility and reliability while maintaining the strengths of legacy databases.
Janssen is more than 30,000 people working hard to prevent, treat, cure and stop some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. From heart disease to HIV, Alzheimer’s disease to cancer, we are committed to issues that touch everyone’s lives.
Our mission is to transform individual lives and fundamentally change the way diseases are managed, interpreted, and prevented. We believe that challenging something is the best way to change it. So every day, in more than 150 countries, we bring cutting-edge science and the most creative minds in the industry together to think differently about diseases. We aim not only to innovate but also to empower people with the tools they need to make informed decisions and achieve the best possible results for their health.
We are looking at a future where the world of healthcare will be challenged by informed and empowered patients. We work for change that will improve access to medicines: the best available treatment at an affordable price. That’s why we at Janssen strive to provide access to effective and affordable medicines and related healthcare services to the people who need them.
FarendNet is an IT solution and graphic design company based in Dublin. With over 25 years experience in the industry, FarendNet offers a comprehensive range of IT services, from maintenance and growth of existing computer networks, through to design and installation of brand new ones.
Bespoke graphic design and web development, are other two areas of work that FarendNet specialises in, ensuring professional image representation in both online and print media.
FarendNet works with individuals, small and medium businesses and community bodies by offering a single point of contact for all IT support, web and graphic design solutions. All services are tailored to each client's needs, budgets and requirements, ensuring that they remain satisfied and as the result, often remain long-term clients.
Bloomberg Data Management Services is a leading international Fintech organisation headquartered in Dublin. With Bloomberg LP as our parent company, clients and colleagues alike benefit from a unique combination of technical innovation, financial stability and global reach.
Bloomberg Data Management Services is a global business with Irish roots. Our history as a technology company spans two decades since the company was founded in Dublin. Today, more than 130 Dublin-based employees are engaged in the development, delivery and operation of the Bloomberg Data Management Utility.
PIXAPP is the world’s first open access Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) assembly & packaging Pilot Line. It combines a highly-interdisciplinary team of Europe’s leading industrial & research organisations, offering over 26 standardised processes. PIXAPP provides Europe’s SMEs with a unique one-stop-shop, enabling them to exploit the breakthrough advantages of PIC technologies.
PIXAPP bridges the ‘valley of death’, providing SMEs with an easy access route to take R&D results from lab to market, giving them a competitive advantage over global competition. Target markets include communications, aerospace, sensors, healthcare & security. PIXAPP’s manufacturing capabilities can support over 120 users per year, across all stages of manufacturing, from prototyping to medium scale manufacture. PIXAPP bridges missing gaps in the value chain, from assembly & packaging, through to equipment optimisation, test and application demonstration.
SLR Consulting is a global leader in environmental and advisory services. Our key strengths lie in the built environment, financial, infrastructure, industry, mining & minerals, renewable power, and oil & gas sectors. With more than 1,600 staff worldwide, we operate from a network of offices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and North America, offering expertise across 30 technical disciplines.
As part of the SLR Europe team, SLR Consulting Ireland has offices in Dublin and Belfast, offering advisory services in key areas including geology & geotechnical; hydrology, flood risk & hydrogeology; planning & master-planning; environmental (ecology / biodiversity / appropriate assessment, landscape & visual assessment, environmental impact assessment, permitting & licensing, and regulatory compliance); and social impact assessment & stakeholder engagement / consultation. SLR is also proud to work on projects in developing countries, working with international development agencies to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals across our key sectors.
SLR is proactively implementing gender positive policies and continues to increase the number of women in our organisation, particularly in leadership roles. We are delighted to support women working across the STEM disciplines as we focus on our enhanced diversity and inclusion plans in the coming years.
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ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) is driving energy efficient innovations, empowering customers to reduce global energy use. The company is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient power and signal management, logic, standard and custom devices. The company’s products help engineers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical and military/aerospace applications. ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions.
In Ireland we operate in Cork and Limerick. The Limerick R&D Centre is leading the development of advanced power delivery products for telcom, computing and automotive applications. The Cork R&D Centre is the leading manufacturer of analog Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) and Single Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) products.
At ON Semiconductor, we celebrate differences and foster an inclusive environment by valuing the contributions of all employees. Our knowledge of diversity goes beyond race, ethnicity and gender. For us, diversity is about understanding and embracing unique differences, talents and perspectives. In 2020, ON Semiconductor was included on the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI) for scoring above the global threshold. This score reflects a high level of disclosure and overall performance across the framework’s five pillars of female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, sexual harassment policies and pro-women brand.
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