Mark your diaries for 14 April, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.! You are invited to the UCD Smurfit Women, Inspiring More April Webinar, “The Invisible Job: Balancing Gender Roles at Work and Home”.
This month’s event will feature a discussion between Paula Fyans, author of The Invisible Job: How Sharing Home and Parental Responsibilities Leads to Happier Lives, and Dr Marie Murray, clinical psychologist, systemic psychotherapist and author. Fyans’ book features extensive scientific research and 1:1 interviews with women in Ireland and the UK to define and investigate the gender imbalances that exist in ‘The Invisible Job.’ The event will expand upon the contents of the book, to explore how this imbalance negatively impacts women’s career progression, financial security, physical and mental health and self-identity.
You can register for the event here.
UCD Smurfit Women, Inspiring More is an initiative conceived by students and alumni of the UCD Smurfit School. With backgrounds that are diverse in thought, culture and experiences, we have come together around a common passion. That passion is to promote the interests of women in education and the professional world. We aim to raise awareness of the challenges that women face in these environments, and form a network where such topics can be discussed openly. While there exist a number of corporate or industry oriented groups, we seek to bring the forum to a University level where students, both female and male, can be prepared before entering the workforce. In this way, we can also encourage a greater participation of female students in UCD Smurfit School Masters programmes on their pathway to success. We aim to “inspire more,” encouraging women to think beyond any preconceived notions of glass ceilings or barriers in anything they pursue.