Leading women in tech are honored at Intel Women’s Achievement Awards 2019

FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH – Today marks International Women’s Day 2019, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year the theme of International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter, better the balance, better the world. It is a sentiment that we at Intel Ireland fully endorse as we acknowledge that in order to shape the future of technology, our workforce should be fully representative of that future.

Intel employees presented a donation to Lorraine Rowan, the Manager of Teach Tearmainn

This year to celebrate International Women’s Day the Women at Intel Network, a group whose mission is to empower women to deliver significant business impact with expanded connections, valued skill development, increased representation, and directed support, put together a series of events and activities for employees.

These included displaying on digital signage across the Intel campus photos of over 100 employees who each represented the #BalanceforBetter theme and highlighted individual employee’s support for Inclusion and Diversity. The Women at Intel Network also chose to celebrate International Women’s day by supporting a local charity – Teach Tearmainn, a women’s and children’s refuge located in Co. Kildare – with the donation of toiletries and other essentials.

The culmination of the celebrations took place today with a special onsite event that featured a panel

Broadcaster Sean Moncrief was joined on a panel by sports presenter Joanne Cantwell and Irish Rugby Captain Fiona Coghlan

discussion hosted by broadcaster and journalist Sean Moncrief and included sports presenter, Joanne Cantwell and Fiona Coghlan, who captained the Irish Rugby Team in their 2013 six nations victory.


The event also included the presentation of the Intel Women’s Achievement Awards, which recognise and acknowledge women working at Intel for a variety of outstanding achievements that have delivered a significant impact to Intel’s business.

Each of the awards was presented by an Intel Department Manager who spoke about the individual achievements of each of the recipients and shared how their unique contributions had delivered an impact to Intel.

The eight women receiving the awards came from all areas of Intel’s business operations in Ireland and are recognised as leaders and role models. This year the awards also included a publicly nominated award for Diversity and Inclusion which was won by Alan Byrne of the Lithography Department.

The 2019 award recipients were;

Recipient Business Group
Catherine Doyle Dry Etch
Marguerite Hughes Dielectrics
Carmelita Dunican Wet Etch
Barbara McMahon Site Information Technology
Karen O’Connor Corporate Services
Radhika Loomba Intel Labs
Ciara Loftus Intel Shannon
Sandra Gaffney Lithography
Alan Byrne Remote Operations Centre


This year the theme of International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter

These awards are part of a broader strategy to support the attraction, growth and development of our diverse talent that makes our business thrive. In October 2018 Intel announced that it has achieved full representation in its U.S. workforce two years ahead of its 2020 goal. The company’s workforce now reflects the percent of women and underrepresented minorities available in the U.S. skilled labor market. This achievement was the result of a comprehensive strategy that took into account hiring, retention and progression, and is just the beginning for Intel’s work in this space.

The Women’s Achievement award recipient’s join a long line of Irish females making their mark in Intel which includes the first Irish female Vice President Ann Kelleher, who is now a Senior Vice President and General Manager of Manufacturing and Operations at Intel and Ireland based Ann-Marie Holmes who is the Fab 24 Factory Manager and Vice President of Intel’s Manufacturing and Operations Group.

In conjunction with International Women’s Day 2019 Intel today shared a blog entitled ‘We Belong in Leadership’ which includes the stories of 4 women at Intel and how they got to their roles today – Click here to read more.



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