Facts, fashion and fun at PwC Women's Day event.

By Maria Pepper

Special guests Laura Mullett and Lorna Weightman from Exposé.
Special guests Laura Mullett and Lorna Weightman from Exposé.
Angela Hennessy, Geraldine Nolan and Siona Mooney.
Geraldine Murphy, Sarah Breslin and Helen O'Mahoney.
Ann Marie Lemass and Gráinne Foyle.
Rowena Ross, Mary Hanrick, Denise Flanagan and Sarah Jane Lacey.
Rose and Aoife Flood.

PwC Wexford celebrated International Women's Day by hosting a special evening event in the Gallery at Greenacres which was attended by more than 60 women.

The gathering reflected on the achievements of women and the progress that has been made towards gender equality.

Lisa Cliffe, a manager in PwC, remarked that while women have much to celebrate it is important to recognise that some inequalities still exist.

She said a global gender pay gap continues to persist and women are still seriously unrepresented at senior and board level. Cliffe added that if women support and empower each other they are capable of achieving meaningful change.

This year PwC marked International Women's Day by publishing a report titled "Winning the fight for female talent" written by Aoife Flood, the driving force behind PwC's Global Diversity and Inclusion Programme.

'In today's highly competitive job market, every organisation must make sure it is meeting the needs of the modern workforce, in particular the woman of today who is truly a trailblazer,' said Aoife.

'Women today are looking for much more from their careers than previous generations - and organisations need to keep up if they are to secure the talent they need to grow their business." 

Other guest speakers included Mariga Sheedy, a leading skin care expert and founder of the Wexford based skin clinic Skin Essentials who underlined the importance of using sun screen on a daily basis whilst dispelling many common myths about skin care and the beauty industry.

Enniscorthy woman Laura Mullet, a commercial and editorial fashion stylist and journalist joined with Lorna Weightman, a leading fashion blogger to entertain the attendance with a fun and informative fashion masterclass focusing on common fashion misconceptions.

Catherine Murphy, tax manager with PwC thanked everyone for their support and said she hoped it would be the first of many PwC International Women's Day celebrations to come.

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