October 14, 2021
Gender pay gap

Gender Pay Gap and the accountancy profession: time for a rethink?

Figures from the latest gender pay gap report show a narrowing in some sectors, but little overall change from previous years. How has the accountancy profession fared when it comes to closing the gap?
August 13, 2021

How can you encourage neurodiversity in your organisation?

August 13, 2021

Businesses must be bold and transparent in their commitment to diversity and inclusion

August 13, 2021

Four ways that chartered accountants can encourage diversity

August 11, 2021
women entrepreneurs

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and opportunities for women entrepreneurs

While women entrepreneurs optimistically face the future in order to succeed, we cannot ignore the uneven challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic
June 29, 2021

Gary Motherwell CA: “The greatest thing that allies of any minority group can do is demonstrate their support through their actions”

Gary Motherwell CA, Finance Director at Golden Charter, discusses overcoming his fear of coming out, how he has witnessed attitudes towards the LGBT+ community shift during his career and how CAs can support their LGBT+ colleagues.
May 27, 2021

Gender equality in the workplace 

Women possess numerous qualities that are essential to the success of the workplace, including their empathetic and caring nature. However, regardless of the efforts taken to celebrate women and their role in the workplace and society, there is still a significant gap in equality among men and women in terms of pay and rank
February 24, 2021
Education for women in Saudi Arabia

Dr. Caroline McGroary ACA on women’s education in Saudi Arabia

We asked Caroline about her experiences of educating women in Saudi Arabia and the impact of this work. We also asked about her motivation for joining the Irish FinBiz2030 taskforce and what she hopes to bring to this group.
January 7, 2021
mental health

Keeping a check on mental health

The COVID crisis is far from over, so it’s important to prioritise your mental health, and that of your clients. Zac Hayes knew he had to step back, if only for a short time. [...] He was working long hours and had become the de facto counsellor for the people around him – and it was taking a toll. “I was burning the candle at both ends, working 70 or more hours a week,” he says. “I knew I needed to take some time to myself. I told my staff I was having a Friday off, making it a long weekend.”
December 17, 2020
Young Leaders

Four key traits for outstanding young leaders

What skills and qualities do leaders need to possess in order to navigate an uncertain world and motivate others along the way? As the latest Finance & Business 2030 Building Resilience webinar made clear, leadership qualities the world needs now are not focused inwards on the self but are directed at others.