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

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.

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