• Intel Ireland launched ‘She Will Be a Power of Change’ on 8 March 2012, International Womens Day. She Will is a focused campaign to empower girls and women around the world.
• Intel donated laptops and part sponsored 24 women to complete a Diploma in Women, Gender and Social Justice, run in Clondalkin on outreach by University College Dublin (UCD) as part of this campaign.
• An event to mark the achievement of these women is attended by over 100 women and speakers include Dr. Aideen Quilty, Director of UCDs Women’s Studies Outreach Programme and Brendan Cannon, Ireland Corporate Affairs Manager.
To coincide with International Women’s Day, Intel Ireland today, March 8th launched their “She Will” campaign. This campaign is a collection of education and empowerment programmes from Intel to help girls and women – who might not otherwise have the opportunity -achieve their individual potential, support their families and communities, and become a driving force for economic growth and innovation.
Speaking at the launch at Aras Chronin in Clondalkin, Brendan Cannon, Ireland Corporate Affairs Manager, said ‘We are delighted to be involved in this program which initially is focusing on empowering women to get involved in third level education. We are particularly pleased with the campaign’s engagement with the Ronanstown Women’s Project. Intel has always been passionate about putting in place innovative educational programs that provide all women with the opportunities for equal education and personal growth through technology access, scholarships, and community learning programs”.
The “She Will” Programme will also focus on training in digital literacy, entrepreneurship, and business skills that elevate women professionally and break through barriers to personal economic growth.
Also speaking at the launch Dr. Aideen Quilty, Director of Women’s Studies Outreach Programme at UCD said ’Programmes that make higher educational opportunities available to all those who wish to avail of them cannot be underestimated especially in this current, challenging economic climate. This is especially true for adults engaging in third level education. We know that the impact of their participation is significant: It is an effective anti-poverty strategy in that it increases employment opportunities. Critically, it also encourages increased civic and social participation which benefits individuals, their families and communities.’
As part of this program Intel Ireland has donated laptops and part sponsored 24 women to complete a Diploma in Women, Gender and Social Justice, run in Clondalkin on outreach by University College Dublin (UCD).
Specific details in relation to enrolment and participation in the programme will be announced in the coming weeks.
Pictured at the launch of the event are Cliodhna Flynn, Aideen Quilty, Suzy Byrne, Vivienne Glanville,
Brendan Cannon, Ann Marie McSwiggan, Pauline Flynn, Ailbhe Smyth and Lisa Harlow.
Brendan Cannon, Intel Ireland Corporate Affairs Manager, speaks at the launch of the She Will campaign.
Further images from the event can be found here:
Empowering Girls and Women to be a Power for Change.
For over 40 years, Intel has been a leader in creating technologies that advance the way people live, work, and learn. Through our long-standing commitment to driving innovation and quality education, we see first-hand how investing in girls and women improves not only their own lives, but also those of their families, communities, and the global economy.
Intel is passionate about putting in place innovative educational programs that provide girls with the opportunities for quality education and personal growth through technology access, scholarships, and community learning programs. We also focus on training in digital literacy, entrepreneurship, and business skills that elevate women professionally and break through barriers to personal economic growth.
Our dedicated programs and initiatives form part of She Will, a focused campaign created by Intel to empower girls and women around the world – working together with partners in society and government, Intel is creating innovative, new solutions to remove gender-based barriers to education and technology and to build a future of flourishing opportunity for girls and women.
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