Women for a sustainable future
The first She is Sustainable Cork conference took place on Saturday 30th March to a sell-out crowd. The event, with a focus on sustainability and women’s leadership covered a variety of topics, ranging from how we can all make changes to our everyday lives, to reforming the financial system, agriculture and food. With the overall aim to appeal to everyone and to create an inclusive, authentic and inspiring conversation, participants connected, networked and engaged. The event celebrating women working in sustainability in Cork was held in UCC and was a free, volunteer-led event. She is Sustainable began in London in February 2016, and there have been eight such events since.
The SIS (She Is Sustainable) events are aimed at both experienced women, having a lot of learnings to share, and younger counterparts that are eager to learn from peer experiences, whether working, involved or interested in the area of sustainability.
The event was organised by Rosemarie MacSweeney from the International Energy Research Centre in UCC, Sinead Crowley from The Cool Planet Experience and Cork Chamber members, Dr Tara Shine and Madeleine Murray from Change by Degrees. Speakers included Deirdre O’Shaughnessy from 96fm, Susan Steele from the Sea-Fisheries Protection Agency, Eimear Delahunty from Food Cloud and Caroline Hennessy from 8 Degrees Brewery. The event included a Social, Environment and Economic panel with Michelle O’Sullivan from Cork Chamber moderating the Economic session.
The conversations continued after the conference at the second Cork Climate Cocktail, a networking platform for sustainability professionals initially launched in Dublin, with Chapters in Amsterdam, Cork, Colombo and London.
Watch out for follow-up She is Sustainable bitesize events.
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