Women redefining business, Irish-hosted seminar in Paris hears
Increasing gender diversity in companies increases profits, seminar told
By introducing women-specific funding goals, Enterprise Ireland trebled the percentage of women-led high potential start-ups it is promoting, its entrepreneur manager Sheelagh Daly said. Photograph: iStock
Irish Ambassador to France Patricia O’Brien hosted a seminar in Paris on “how women are redefining the codes” in business on Friday morning.
“We are celebrating St Brigid’s Day, not Brexit Day . . . It may seem strange that in an increasingly secular society, we are associating the business world with a fifth-century saint,” Ms O’Brien said. St Brigid was “an independent woman and a trailblazer,” she explained.