John Walsh: Breaking the corporate glass ceiling starts with dismantling the customs that frame it

With gender balance at board level now going in the wrong direction, it’s important to keep calling out the insidious causes of gender inequality in Irish business

One of the main findings in the wake of the 2008 economic crash was that the boards of Ireland’s financial institutions were overwhelmingly male, with those men coming from very similar educational and socioeconomic backgrounds Picture: Getty

The country is in a period of reflection following the tragic and senseless murder of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore on January 12. The immediate focus will obviously be how to address the societal problem of violence against women, but it is also important to renew our focus on the causes of gender inequality, particularly in the corporate world.

For a male to write a piece such as this can aggravate sensitivities. For most women it ...