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Andrews new co-chair of Balance for Better Business

Andrews new co-chair of Balance for Better Business

Carol Andrews has been appointed co-chair of Balance for Better Business (B4BB), the independent assessment group that aims to improve gender balance in senior business leadership in Ireland.

Ms. Andrews is Managing Director and Global Head of Client Service Delivery at BNY Mellon and has been a member of the B4BB Review Group since the inception of the government initiative in 2018.

She is a graduate of the Women’s Leadership Forum, a leadership development program at Harvard Business School.

She is also a founder, former country leader and current steering committee member of the 30% Club Ireland.

Ms Andrews takes over from outgoing co-chair Julie Sinnamon.

She will work with Aongus Hegarty to advance B4BB’s mission of advancing gender equality and balance in the workplace at board and senior management levels.

“Since its inception in 2018, the initiative has helped put gender equality at the heart of Irish businesses,” said Carol Andrews.

“I look forward to building on this progress as we take businesses on a journey of change and ensure they reap the real benefits of gender-balanced leadership,” she added.

Aongus Hegarty said that as a strong leader and advocate for diversity, Carol has extensive knowledge and experience in driving gender balance and diversity in business.

“Over the coming year, we will work together to ensure that women are not prevented from progressing to senior leadership roles,” he added.

Business, Trade and Employment Secretary Simon Coveney said Ms Andrews has been an active member of the B4BB Review Group since 2018 and with her impressive background and commitment to gender equality will play an important role in achieving our goals.

The minister also paid tribute to outgoing co-chair Julie Sinnamon for her efforts over the past two years.

“During that time, Ireland has become one of the top 10 countries in the EU27 for female board representation. The ISEQ20 have also surpassed their target for women on boards by the end of 2023, with all listed companies now having an average female representation of 32% at board level,’ he says.

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