MSD Ireland promotes diversity and inclusion in workforce at third annual women’s network event
15 January 2019
The role of men in promoting greater gender equality across Irish society was discussed at MSD Ireland’s third annual Diversity and Inclusion Event, which took place in Dublin recently.
The event, hosted by MSD Ireland’s Women’s Network and designed to promote the importance of diversity and inclusion in helping employees to thrive in the workplace, heard from a number of speakers including Sandra Healy, DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion; Dr Tom Clonan, Disability Activist and Military Analyst; Ann Marie Taylor, Career Returners and Grainne O’Leary, CEO, Arthritis Ireland. Aoibheann Mangan, 14-year-old European Digital Girl of the Year 2018, who spoke about the impact the lack of adequate rural broadband has on future STEM skills in Ireland.
Mairead McCaul, director market access and commercial, MSD Ireland, said: “Ireland has an increasingly diverse population and, at MSD, we aim to ensure that diversity is represented across our talented workforce.
“By ensuring that all our people have equal personal and professional development opportunities, they can grow their careers in an environment that empowers them to succeed. Embracing diversity and inclusion spurs success and the diversity of our people and our inclusive culture is part of what makes MSD a great place to work.”
The event was recently recognised at the 2018 MSD Women’s Network Awards. There were more than 100 nominations from across the globe and the work of the MSD Ireland Women’s Network was selected as being the most impactful in the Most Innovative Event category.
The awards recognise innovation in promoting diversity and inclusion and supporting the work of the MSD Women’s Network across MSD globally.
A leading healthcare company, MSD Ireland employs more than 1,800 employees across five sites in Tipperary, Cork, Carlow and Dublin. Earlier this year, MSD Ireland announced more than 500 new jobs in facilities in Dublin and Carlow.
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