Fingal celebrates International Women’s Day

by Rachel Cunningham
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Fingal County Council has announced its lineup of events in honour of International Women’s Day 2024 under the theme “Inspire Inclusion.”

The council’s Community Department leads the festivities with a collection of 33 events dedicated to commemorating International Women’s Day.

These include the flagship “Shine a Light for Women” event, now in its third consecutive year.

Set to take place in Swords, this event promises to highlight both the achievements and challenges faced by women in Fingal, showcasing their resilience and determination.

“We are delighted to celebrate the remarkable achievements and contributions of women in Fingal,” said Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Adrian Henchy.  

“Through these events and initiatives, we aim to inspire inclusion and empower women to thrive in all aspects of life.”

Fingal has also announced the launch of its Women’s Coaching Leaders programme, “Raising the Voices of Fingal Women Pioneers”.

Facilitated by Naomi Fein and Heather Mullin, this is part of the council’s ongoing community initiative to recruit local residents throughout March to take up opportunities to develop leadership skills and learn about initiating positive change.

“This Women’s Coaching Leaders programme is an exciting addition to our community initiatives, empowering women to step into leadership roles and drive meaningful change within their communities,” said Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, AnnMarie Farrelly.  

“By providing resources and support, we are fostering a culture of inclusivity and empowerment.”

The programme, running from April to July, will delve into the mythology of leadership, council influence dynamics, and community connections.

Participants will engage in a fusion of coaching and creative activities, culminating in an immersive art installation at the final event.

For more information on all the events being held in Fingal, visit: https://www.fingal.ie/international-womens-day-fingal.

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