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Empowering and Supporting Future Generations of Women Leaders



Ahead of International Women's Day 2022, Causeway is delighted that the Young Professionals Committee is hosting an online networking event to celebrate the growing number of successful professional women - from across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland - in our network.

This event is a follow-on event from our successful event we had last year, with a panel of speakers to give inspiring career talks and to use breakout rooms for networking.

The theme of International Women’s Day 2022 is #BreakTheBias. Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.

This event will be hosted by our Young Professionals Claire O'Sullivan from Business Fives and Megan Harkins from Causeway and they will be joined by Causeway Co-Chairs Brigid Whoriskey and Judith O'Leary.

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Saffron Grant


Saffron is a Causeway member and an experienced Civil Engineer who, during her twenty years in the construction industry, has worked for contractors, designers and clients. She is an Approved Trainer for the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and an Associate Lecturer for Glasgow Caledonian University. Ten years ago, she set up a construction training business, Setting Out for Construction (SOFC), specialising in practical training for site engineers and providing training and consultancy to colleges, universities, construction companies, local authorities, sector skills councils and social enterprises. Saffron is a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and is an accomplished consultant, coach and trainer in a wide range of disciplines including practical construction training, communication, employability skills and team performance. Her holistic approach to coaching, facilitating and training means that she is flexible and able to accommodate audiences of any kind. She has an exceptional ability to explain complex concepts in a simple way and to put things into a context that is relevant to the learner. She is continually seeking new applications for her successful professional services and training models and opportunities to make a positive and lasting difference to the industry. She has recently brought together a team of partners to deliver the CITB-funded Digital Transformation through Leaders Project under the new branding of Digital Construction Skills (DCS).

Penny Morton


Penny Morton is a project engineer at Koolmill Systems and the founder of DIYWomen - Workshops which equip and empower women with practical skills, while engaging with employers to create more diverse and inclusive engineering, construction and trades workforces. From working as an engineer in a male dominated workshop, and being the first female labourer at Gallowglass constructing events, alongside flat renovations, highlighted to her the intimidating culture, misconceptions and lack of female representation/education within the industry. She graduated from the University of Glasgow with a first-class honours degree in MEng Product Design Engineering. Last year Penny was selected as a Young Pioneer on the Manufacturer Top 100 List.   Throughout University, Penny was President of the Female Engineering Society - promoting female interest in engineering, an Equate Scotland student champion and awarded the GUES Medal 2020 - graduate most likely to contribute to engineering profession.    “My drive is engineering a better future. I have been incredibly lucky winning an Innovate UK's Young Innovator Award - It has given me the confidence and financial support to turn DIYWomen into a reality"

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Thu, 03 March 2022

16:00 - 17:30

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