In Conversation with the 1st six Female University Presidents

21st February 2023

Posted In: IWD2023

IWD Event: In Conversation with the 1st six Female University Presidents

When: Monday, March 6 · 10:30am – 12:30pm GMT

Location: Technology, Society and Innovation Building (TSI), Lecture Theatre 2, Maynooth University Campus.

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Four years ago there were no female presidents of universities in Ireland. By last year, there were six.

To mark this incredible milestone and in the spirit of International Women’s Day, the President of Maynooth University, Professor Eeva Leinonen, has invited all female Presidents of Irish Universities for a panel discussion about leadership in modern universities. This historic event will take place on Monday, 6th March 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, at the Technology, Society and Innovation Building (TSI) on the campus of Maynooth University. It will also be streamed online.

The panel of female university presidents comprises Professor Eeva Leinonen, Maynooth University; Professor Veronica Campbell, South East Technological University; Professor Maggie Cusack, Munster Technological University; Provost, Dr Linda Doyle, Trinity College Dublin; Dr Orla Flynn, Atlantic Technological University and Professor Kerstin Mey, University of Limerick.

The conversation will be moderated by Irish Times Journalist Kathy Sheridan, who is known for her insightful coverage of social and political issues in Ireland. The panel discussion will cover a range of topics, including the presidents’ personal leadership journeys, the value of gender equality in academia, and the opportunities and challenges facing higher education today.

The event is a powerful statement of the progress made towards gender equality in the higher education landscape in Ireland and presents a unique opportunity to hear from some of the most influential women in academia.