Sonya Lennon

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The sad truth is that, in the Irish jobs market, our boys will get paid more per hour than our girls. Photograph: iStock

“Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’,” goes Dolly Parton’s anthem. What a way indeed, especially if you are a woman. When it comes to pay, pro(...)

Margaret: ‘One day in 1956, as I was crossing the football field of my high school, it occurred to me that I was not going to be a botanist, or a home economist, after all. Photograph: Arden Wray/New York Times

Today is Nollaig na mBan, or Women’s Christmas – a day that is also celebrated in the Christian calendar as the feast of the Epiphany. To mark both da(...)

Writer Christine Armstrong: delivered a feisty speech that sought to “blow up the bullsh*t” that says women can have it all – a perfect home life as well as a perfect career. photograph: maxwells

The integration into the mainstream business and corporate world of ethical or moral issues, such as green concerns or the drive for workplace equalit(...)

  Leo Varadkar, TD attending #WorkEqual conference run by Dress for Success Dublin,   pictured with Sonya Lennon, founder DFSD and Andrew Brownlee, CEO of SOLAS the Further Education and Training Authority. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Better and more affordable childcare will do more to promote gender equality in the workplace than anything else, a survey of mostly female employers (...)

Zara’s polka-dot dress. Photograph: Zara

Zara has produced an unexpected viral hit this summer: a relatively shapeless, long-sleeved, mid-length polka-dot dress. It has not been seen on any (...)

Alison Cowzer  co-founder and CEO of East Coast Bakehouse: ‘The challenge is around the cultural issues.’

Society needs to “embed a cultural norm” of young girls and women having the ambition to rise to the top and continue their careers if the gender gap (...)

Sonya Lennon: ‘Students considering their options should go with something they – not their parents – are really drawn to.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

CAO Countown: Sonya Lennon is a broadcaster and founder of Dress for Success Dublin, a charity that promotes economic independence for women by p(...)

If a mother wants to return to work after a few months so her partner can stay at home until the leave is used up, what business is it of the State to interfere in the efficiency of that choice for a couple? Photograph: iStock

‘Are you able to breastfeed?” she asked. Excuse me? It’s not every day male business journalists get asked this question at the launch of a research r(...)

 Designer and Dress for Success founder Sonya Lennon was among the other panellists. Photograph:    Marc O’Sullivan

A calm, rational discussion can be a beautiful and enlightening thing. On Tuesday, I took part in a panel debate about gender inequality in business,(...)

What is your average breakfast? Lorraine: I grab a banana and eat it in the car. But at the weekends I have pancakes, it’s a thing me and my daughter(...)

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