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Welcome to Smurfit Women, Inspiring More (S.W.I.M.)

Welcome to UCD Smurfit’s newest student and alumni-led initiative.  Founded in 2021, S.W.I.M aims to promote the interests of women in education and the professional world. We hope to raise awareness of the challenges that women face in these environments, and form a network where such topics can be discussed openly.

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#ChooseToChallenge: Exploring Fashion as a Form of Female Liberation

This week’s #ChooseToChallenge guest feature sees Sophie Fagan detailing how fashion throughout history has been a means by which women can choose to challenge the status quo. Aside from having fewer legal rights, women in the past also had fewer fashion choices available to them. Historical options of fashion wear for women were quite limitedContinue reading “#ChooseToChallenge: Exploring Fashion as a Form of Female Liberation”

#ChooseToChallenge: Cathie Wood

UCD Alumna Amy McGovern discusses how Cathie Wood epitomises the term “Choose to Challenge” by defying gender expectations in the investment game.

International Women’s Day Panel Discussion – Leadership in a Time of Crisis: Throwing out the Rulebook

Monday the 8th of March marked International Women’s Day and the second of Smurfit Women Inspiring More’s webinars, “Leadership in a time of crisis: Throwing out the rulebook.” The panellists for the event were Sharon Cunningham, CEO and co-founder of Shorla Pharma, a leading Irish pharmaceutical start-up specialising in developing and commercialising innovative oncology drugsContinue reading “International Women’s Day Panel Discussion – Leadership in a Time of Crisis: Throwing out the Rulebook”

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