AmCham Announces Gender Equal Board
23rd November 2020
The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland (AmCham) has announced the appointment of three new Board members, Dr. Orlaith Lawler, Senior Director of Operations, Beckman Coulter, Tulla, Co Clare; Deirdre Mullins, Site Director, Abbott Vascular, Clonmel, Co Tipperary; and Mike Beary – Country Manager, Amazon Web Services Ireland, and Director of HR, AWS Europe, Middle East & Africa.
AmCham is a member of the Government’s Balance for Better Business Advisory Group and these appointments mean that the American Chamber has reached the goal of gender equal Board, comprised of 9 women and 9 men. Speaking about the appointments and AmCham’s focus on gender equality, AmCham President Carin Bryans said:
“I am delighted to welcome Deirdre, Mike and Orlaith to the AmCham Board today, and delighted also to note that we have now marked a gender equality milestone, which is a core principle for AmCham and our members. One of the reasons that the Irish operations of US multinational have been so innovative and successful is their commitment to gender balance and inclusion. We see every day the impact this has on effective collaboration and problem solving. It has also been a key factor in the resilience of our member operations during this pandemic. AmCham is working hard to promote gender equality throughout business and our society. We are proud to be a part of the Balance for Better Business initiative. Our members across Ireland are also providing huge support to initiatives to encourage girls to pursue STEM subjects and careers.
I am also happy to announce that our Board has decided that all AmCham Advocacy Taskforces will be gender equal.”