Diversity in Tech Webinar: Equity Versus Equality – The Importance of Allyship

Diversity in Tech Webinar – Equity versus Equality and The Importance of Allyship:

Join us for our last Diversity in Tech event of the year at 12 noon on the 18th of November kindly sponsored by Deloitte!

Listen and engage with the panel as they discuss the need for organisations to run equity programmes (STEM, Return to work, Re-skilling etc) to ensure equality at work, and the need for a strong ally or sponsor to drive these programmes, to ensure real change happens.

Panellists include:

  • Veronika Skakalova – STEMAspire Program, Dell Technologies
  • Benita Lennon – Regional Escalation Manager, VMWare
  • Mary Wade – HR Engagement Programs, Diversity & Inclusion, IBM
  • Amin Sharifi Isaloo – Sociology Lecturer, UCC

And our MC is:

  • Holly McNamara – Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Registration: We are delighted to announce that this webinar is free for all it@cork members and non-members, however registration is essential. Please click on the following link for registration:

Webinar Registration

Event Sponsors: Deloitte
Deloitte offer a range of services within audit, tax, consulting, and corporate finance to both public and private clients spanning multiple industries. As the world’s largest professional services firm globally, Deloitte have a connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and currently employ in excess of 150 people in their Cork office.

Overview of panelists

Veronika Skakalova

Vero is a Talent Acquisition Advisor with Dell Technologies. She joined Dell Technologies as part of the Talent Acquisition team 3 years ago when she left Slovakia and moved to Ireland. She specializes in recruiting for technical teams across Services and Digital business units. She also drives projects to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace, such as Teen Turn, Summer IT Academy and STEM Aspire. Prior to Dell, she worked at Amazon for 4 years, recruiting for commercial business units and leading local brand and university relations initiatives.  

Dr Amin Sharifi Isaloo

Dr Amin Sharifi Isaloo lectures on Race, Ethnicity and Migration in University College Cork and he is a member of the USWG with direct experience of being a migrant in this country. His general research interests include sociology, political anthropology, symbolic politics, political theories and methodological approaches to the understanding of uncertainty in politics and instability in societies.

Mary Wade

Mary works on HR Engagement Programs, Diversity & Inclusion and is Internal Relations Leader in IBM. She has a unique experience mix, with 14 years business leadership and 11 years HR professional experience, which enables her to connect with clients and provide HR solutions that work.


Holly McNamara

Holly is a Senior Consultant with Deloitte Consulting’s Human Capital Management Team, with over 4 years of experience supporting public and private sector clients. With a focus on talent, Holly has a wide range of change management, HCM Cloud, workforce transformation and diversity and inclusion experience. Recently, Holly supported the design and development of a D&I framework and strategy for a global insurance firm. Currently, Holly is building out the D&I service offering for Deloitte Ireland.

Event Details
  • Start Date
    2021-11-18 12:00
  • End Date
    2021-11-18 13:00
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