This Working Life

This Working Life: Tackling the gender gap needs to start with education

Businesses have to start encouraging young women to work with them by engaging with schools and colleges

Gender diversity in leadership roles and the workforce leads to diversity in thought. Picture: Getty

Carmel Owens is the chief executive of Sidero, the software services company

Like most things in life, one extreme is never the best option. It’s all about balance, and it’s no different in business.

Creating vibrant and diverse workforces is key to Ireland’s success. Reducing the gender gap shouldn’t be viewed as a quota to fill, but an imperative link in the chain of business success. There’s no doubt that gender balance is more difficult ...