International Women’s Day 8th of March 2023

CIF International Women’s Day Summit 2023 Agenda

8:00 – Breakfast Networking & Registration

9:00 – Welcome from summit hosts

  • Conor O’Connell, Director of Housing and Planning, Construction Industry Federation
  • Iris Kavanagh, Founder, Pennypop Marketing

9:10 – Opening address by Joe Conway, President, Construction Industry Federation

9:20 – Panel Discussion: Female leadership in the Construction Industry Federation

  • Chaired by Jean Winters, Director of Industrial Relations, Construction Industry Federation
  • Our panellists include Meabh Smith, Director of Communications, Joanne Treacy, Head of Southern Region Services, Maeve Kearns, Director of Corporate Affairs & Jeanette Mair, Head of Economic & Policy Research

9:50 – Keynote Address: Barbara Nugent –

  • ‘Leading with backbone and heart for better business outcomes’

10:15: Panel Discussion: Sustainable business: what does this mean in the construction sector?

  • Chaired by Paul Sheridan, Director of Main Contracting, Construction Industry Federation
  • The panellists include Anne Kinsella, Engineering Manager from Clonmel Enterprises, Lorraine Fitzgerald, Head of Sustainability, Glenveagh Properties PLC, Sinead Hickey, Head of Sustainability (Ireland and Europe),  John Sisk & Son & Ana Paula Paes Landim, Quality & Environmental Manager, Bennett Construction


11:10: Welcome back from our hosts

11:15: Keynote Speaker Susan Cormican, Group Director Urbanism Ethos Engineering

  • ‘Lots Done, More to Do’

11:30: Panel Discussion: Sustainable Workforce: How can we engage future generations in construction?

  • Chaired by Dermot Carey, Director of Safety and Training, Construction Industry Federation
  • The panellists include Claire Cusack, Human Resources Director, Suir Engineering, Tammy Bennett, Senior Global Enterprise Manager, Evercam, Lisa O’Shea, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Ormonde, Construction & Áine Healy, HSQE & Sustainability Director, Glan Agua

12:00: Keynote Speaker: Róisín Lafferty, Founder & Creative Director, Kingston Lafferty Design

  • ‘Do one thing every day that scares you’

12:20: Natalie Ryan, Regional Ambassador in Ireland, Lighthouse Club

12:25: Closing remarks and summit close

  • Hubert Fitzpatrick, Director General Designate, Construction Industry Federation
  • Tom Parlon, Director General, Construction Industry Federation

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