Speaker Series - dublin

Ignorance is Not Bliss

Recognising and Unpacking Unconscious Bias

Event Details:

While prejudice and discrimination remain pressing issues in workplaces around the world, the more elusive challenge facing many organisations is unconscious bias. This is not a new concept, so why have both public and private organisations struggled to address it? Learn the theories behind biases, and the tactics to limit their impact. We must challenge our existing beliefs. In doing so, we can outsmart our brains and make less-biased decisions, both in the workplace and in our social lives.


7 h – 7:30 h – Registration & networking

7:30 h – 9 h – Breakfast, discussion & networking

9 h – Breakfast concludes

9 h – 9:30 h – Optional networking


Margot Slattery – Country President, Sodexo Ireland
2018 Top 25 Award Winner

Margot Slattery portraitMargot Slattery is Country President, Sodexo Ireland and has corporate governance and directorial responsibility for all its operations in Ireland and Northern Ireland, where it employs 3,700 people with a turnover of €118m in 2016. Margot has grown the Sodexo business in Ireland by 11% year on year since becoming managing director in 2012 and country president in 2015. Margot sits on Sodexo’s global LGBT+ leadership team and has been influential in ensuring LGBT+ considerations are included in Sodexo’s Global D&I strategy, and that practical guides to LGBT+ inclusion have been developed for use across the globe. Sodexo was named one of the Top Ten Places to Work for LGBT Equality at the 2016 Workplace Equality Awards. For her work in promoting diversity and inclusion and women in business, Margot won a Trailblazer Award at the 2016 WXN Most Powerful Women in Ireland Awards and in June 2017, was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite by the French Ambassador to Ireland. Outside Sodexo, Margot sits on the council of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and is President of Appeals for the Irish Hospitality Trust. She is a lead entrepreneur with Going for Growth, a board member of Out and Equal Workplace Advocates, the Bord Bia Horticulture Subsidiary Board, Sofinsod Insurance DAC and Injuries Claims Board Ireland among others.

More speakers to be announced.


The Gibson Hotel
Point Square,
Dublin 1,
353 1 681 5000

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Media Partner:

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March 12, 2019
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Dublin 1,
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Membershow details + €85.00 (EUR)  
Non-Membershow details + €105.00 (EUR)