Women in Leadership Development Programme in DLR

New Course beginning: Women in Leadership Workshop

  • Why are women not always treated equally in local, national and global situations?
  • What actions are eeded to continue moving our society towards gender equality?
  • What is our own potential to have a influence and bring about change?

This workshop will be an opportunity to explore these important questions together with other women and interact with guests speakers around these topics.
When: Thursdays 25th February - 22nd April
Time: 10am - 12pm
Where: Via Zoom link
Contact: Marilyn Nyquist on 087 2198183 or email: marilyn.nyquist@sspship.ie for more information or to register.

The Southside Partnership Women's programme has organised a number of conferences and workshops around Women and Leadership in DLR.

In 2010 local women attended the 'Women and Power ' workshop followed by a conference on 'Women and Leadership' in November 2012. We looked at our potential as leaders and widened the network of women working to influence decisions made on a local and county level. Yearly workshops/conferences followed in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2020. These have beens opportunities to hear from inspiring women who have made changes to their communities.

Reconnecting During Uncertain Times Conference- 5 November 2020

We held a virtual conference during government restrictions allowing women to connect with each other and discuss the effects of the pandemic on women. Four inspirational speakers addressed the impact specifically in relation to family dynamics and health and well-being.
You can listen to a recording of the speakersHERE.
You can also access the presentations of each speaker by clicking on their names below:
Catherine Lang (National Womens Council of Ireland)
Anne Marie Sheridan (Springboard)
Clodagh Erasmus (GROW Ireland)

An extensive list of supports and contact information was provided and can be viewed HERE.

Women Transforming Communities Conference- 2018

Another strand of the Women and Leadership programme is the Women's Voice group.

In February 2013 a Women's Manifesto Group (later renamed Women's Voice Group) was established in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. The women involved in this group wanted to bring women's perspective to local decision-makers. It was not' limited' to women's issues.
A new Women's Voice Group came together in spring 2018. The members of this new group participated in a 'Women and Leadership' training.
Further Women in Leadership training will be organised in 2021 to progress the Women's Voice Group.


Please contact Marilyn for more information and to register for upcoming training on 087 2198183 email: marilyn.nyquist@sspship.ie

If you are intersted in local issues get involved!

The Women's Manifesto Model was developed by Longford Women's Link. With the funding from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, the model can be adapted in other communities across Ireland. The DLR Women's Voice Group is supported by Longford Women's Link.