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Workhuman WITS Corporate Membership

  • 27 February 2019

Workhuman (formerly Globoforce)’s corporate membership of WITS was launched on Tuesday 12 February 2019 at Globoforce in Park West Dublin 12 with Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor as the keynote speaker.

Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor spoke about the role of women in STEM, commended the work of WITS, and questioned why young women are not progressing to leadership roles even though 60% of 30 to 34 year old women hold a degree compared to 47% of men. Michelle McDaid, Director of Software Engineering chaired the event.

Dr Marion Palmer of WITS spoke on ‘Working as a Woman in STEM’. She identified belonging, confidence and competence as three key areas for women and indeed all employees. She suggested how women can work, speak, learn and lead in the organisations. Based on WITS WITS TopTen Tips for Employers she suggested how organistions might work with women to rise to leadership roles.

Julie Hogan WITS Chair and Dr Marie Barrett WITS were present as were many of the Executive team of Work human including Jonathan Hyland, CTO Workhuman, and Niamh Graham VP Global Human Resources. Ronan O’Dunlaing, VP of Software Engineering, Dante Borillo, Director of Global IT Infrastructure and Dr Andrea Johnson, Director Global Business Systems also attended.

WITS is delighted to welcome Workhuman as a corporate member and looks forward to working the company for women in STEM.

From left to right: Ronan O’Dunlaing, VP of Software Engineering, Dr Marion Palmer, WITS, Jonathan Hyland, CTO Workhuman, Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Dante Borillo, Director of Global IT Infrastructure, Michelle McDaid, Director of Software Engineering, Dr Marie Barrett, WITS

About Workhuman #1 Best Medium Workplace in Ireland 2019

Workhuman (formerly Globoforce) is an Irish company; it employs over 500 people globally, with 270 working in Dublin.. Through its social recognition programmes it aims to make work more human for people and organizations worldwide. Globoforce helps millions of people around the world feel more valued, respected, and socially connected at work. Human Applications help organizations build positivity-driven cultures where stronger employee relationships are the key strategy towards a higher-performing, diverse, and inclusive workplace. The technology team is based in Dublin.

WorkHuman is Globoforce’s flagship event in the United States with major world reknown speakers. It takes place in Nashville Tennesse from 18-21 March 2019 with Viola Davis and Goerge Clooney as keynote speakers.

For more information see www.globoforce.com. You can read the Workhuman blog, there are great articles such as 7 Biases that Drive Your Decisions at Work.

From left to right: Roseanna McDonald, Systems Engineer, Workhuman, Julie Hogan, WITS Chair, Dr Marion Palmer, WITS, Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Dr Marie Barrett, WITS, Michelle McDaid, Director of Software Engineering, Dr Andrea Johnson, Director Global Business Systems Workhuman