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Breaking the glass ceiling in International Women’s Week

Breaking the glass ceiling in International Women’s Week

Pictured at the Breaking the glass ceiling event are L-R: Caroline McLaughlin, Rita Lowe, Treasa Harkin, SU VP for Equality, Judith Gillespie and Inez Mc Cormack

Some of Northern Ireland’s leading women joined forces at Queen’s to inspire female students as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.

Speakers at the Breaking the glass ceiling event at Riddel Hall included: PSNI Deputy Chief Constable Judith Gillespie; Inez McCormack, Trade Unionist and Equality campaigner; Rita Lowe, Partner at CMS Cameron McKenna LLP; and Caroline McLaughlin, Vice President Morgan Stanley.

The aim of the event was to promote non-traditional careers to female students and help them ‘break the glass ceiling’.

In addition to hearing from the panel and obtaining career advice, students had the opportunity to meet the speakers and network with other alumni business leaders.

Organised by Queen’s Students’ Union, the event was supported by CMS Cameron McKenna, Queen’s Gender Initiative, Enterprise SU and the University’s Careers Service.

Breaking the glass ceiling was one of a number of events which took place across the University to mark International Women’s Day which recognises the lives and achievements of women, from all national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political backgrounds.


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