Join EY for Ireland’s flagship Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Summit on 30 May in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This year’s event explores the actions leaders can take to accelerate business performance through a diverse and inclusive workplace.
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Location: Life Centre Events, Belfast
8.00am networking breakfast | 11.00am close
Registration is essential, RSVP here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assurance Partner, EY
Ruth is a Partner in EY’s Belfast office, is an FCA and has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge. With nearly 20 years’ experience in leading global as well as local audit teams, Ruth has worked with public, private and private equity backed clients. She works with some of the largest and most complex businesses in Northern Ireland as well as supporting a number of technology businesses based in London. In addition, she leads EY’s Audit Centre of Excellence in Belfast, a fast growth part of the business centralising certain types of audit work in a new team set up less than two years ago, which now employs around 50 people. Ruth leads EY’s Women in Business networking programme and is heavily involved in recruitment and talent development for all the 500+ people based in EY’s business in Belfast.
Stonewall, Northern Ireland
Fergal is responsible for the delivery of Stonewall UK’s workplace inclusion programme in Northern Ireland, in partnership with The Rainbow Project. He also currently serves as the President of the Queen's University Graduates' Association & as a Trustee of The National Children's Bureau.
Director, TAS, EY
Roisin joined EY as a graduate in 2002 after completing a degree in Accounting at Queens University, and qualified as an accountant in 2005.
Her career has been spent in Transaction Advisory Services, and specialism is in Financial Due Diligence. She is the lead for the TAS People Leadership Team and help formulate and execute the TAS People strategy in Ireland. Part of this is being involved in gender diversity groups in the firm.
Outside of work, Roisin acts as charity accountant for a number of local history charities. She is heavily involved in fundraising for Tyrone GAA and acts as a trustee for the attached fundraising charity. In her spare time, Roisin is a fledgling golfer and amateur skier.
|08.00 – 08.20||Registration, light breakfast and networking|
|08.30 – 08.35||Welcome from EY |
➤ Michael Hall | Managing Partner | EY Northern Ireland
|08.35 – 08.45||Is D&I InMotion? |
➤ Olivia McEvoy | Director, Diversity & Inclusion, People Advisory Services | EY
|08.45 – 09.00||Opening address |
➤ David Sterling | Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service
|09.00 – 09.10||Keynote Session: Gender Gap or Dream Gap? A C-suite perspective |
➤ John Healy | Vice President and Managing Director | Allstate, Northern Ireland
|09.10 – 09.30||Panel Session: Gender Gap or Dream Gap? Is Gender Equality really achievable? |
|09.30 – 09.40|| |
Spotlight session : Personal reflections on importance of 20x20
➤ Shannon Cunningham | Senior Manager at EY and Inter-County Gaelic Footballer
|09.40 – 09.50|| |
Keynote session: LGBT Inclusion - the role of the employer
|09.50 – 10.05||Panel session: LGBT Inclusion - the role of the employer |
|10.05 – 10.20||D&I_InMotion charter: Everybody in?|
|10.20 – 10.35||Keynote session: Inclusion-driven Innovation through Neurodiversity |
|10.35 – 10.50||Final remarks and session close |