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We are pleased to announce that Dearbhail McDonald, Group Business Editor of Independent News and Media (INM plc) will speak on 'Why the Bedroom Matters in the Boardroom: Fertility, Family and the Future of Work' in the final event in the Lunch Bites @ The IoD Series 2017, kindly sponsored by First Names Group.
As life expectancy rates rise and fertility rates fall, the pressure on women and young families in the workforce is arguably more acute than ever before. In her address, Dearbhail McDonald will explore the consequences of falling birth rates, female participation in the workforce and the need for business leaders to address the demographic time bomb that threatens to pose a challenge to economic growth and political stability.
This event takes place on Thursday, 16th November 2017, from 12.45pm in the National Concert Hall, Dublin 2.
Registration and sandwiches at 12.45pm sharp with discussion and Q&A from 1.00pm-1.50pm.
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Group Business Editor, Independent News and Media (INM plc)
Dearbhail is Group Business Editor of Independent News and Media (INM plc) with responsibility for business coverage in four national titles including The Sunday Independent, The Irish Independent and independent.ie, Ireland’s largest online news portal.
A global Eisenhower Fellow, Dearbhail is a journalist, author and broadcaster and is the 2017 recipient of the Mary Cummins Award for Women of Outstanding Achievement in Media. Earlier this year Dearbhail received an inaugural alumni Special Achievement award from Dublin City University and is Irish Tatler’s Media Woman of the Year. Dearbhail serves on the board of Fighting Words, Ireland’s national creative writing centre, and is a director and trustee of the St Stephen's Green Trust.
A member of the External Advisory Board of Maynooth University Department of Law, she also serves on the board of the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett and Lughnasa International Friel Festivals. Dearbhail holds an LL.B (Law) from Trinity College Dublin as well as a Masters Degree in Journalism from Dublin City University.
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