International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8th to commemorate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. It is a day to recognise the progress that has been made towards gender equality, as well as to acknowledge the work that still needs to be done.
All of us here at O’Neill & Brennan are lucky enough to have a great group of hardworking women that we value so much. We recently caught up with three of our female workforce ahead of International Women’s Day to ask them about their experience of working with O’Neill & Brennan and their opinions on employment opportunities for women across multiple industries.
Clodagh – Operations Manager. Professional & Technical
“I have been a part of the O’Neill & Brennan family since 2002. Working in the Professional & Technical division, I have worked with and placed great women into various roles across multiple sectors. In the 25 years I have been working in recruitment I have seen a positive change for women within this industry and the construction industry. It’s great to see more encouragement for women to pursue roles in previously male dominant industries and progress into more senior job titles and take on more responsibilities.”
Hayley – Payroll Administrator
“When I joined O’Neill & Brennan in 2019, I was immediately welcomed and found everyone so friendly. Working in the Dublin office, I have seen profound changes with more woman entering the industry. The number of women working in the construction industry is growing year on year which is great to see.”
Csilla – Resourcer, Professional & Technical
“I re-joined O’Neill and Brennan as a Resourcer with the Professional & Technical team in 2021. In the last couple of years my focus was on HR having gained a master’s degree in human resources from Szent István University, Budapest, Hungary and now I am studying Employment Law at Dublin Business School.
Women continue to work harder across industries in an increasingly competitive labour market. I firmly believe that all businesses who provide flexible work arrangements, invest in professional development, promote work-life balance, and create workplaces that are supportive and welcoming for women of the 21st century will thrive."
As we celebrate International Women's Day, let’s highlight the progress and accomplishments made by women around the world. Let us cherish our female friends, colleagues, and family members and recognise their immense contributions to our lives and communities. Let’s continue to champion women.