International Women’s Day Event from SOLAS

8 March 2018 

SOLAS recently held an event to mark International Women’s Day.  8th March 2018

This global event celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and provides an opportunity to encourage everyone to support gender parity.  The theme for this year was ‘Press for Progress’. SOLAS invited female PLC students and apprentices along with women working in the FET sector to a morning event with the aim of inspiring a generation of young women to be leaders of the future. A number of guest speakers also spoke about their journey from FET through to successful careers’.


  1. Margaret Reilly – Managing Director, Grand Designs Kitchens & Bedrooms and former apprentice
  2. Moira Walsh – Director Human Resources & Staff Relations, SOLAS
  3. Gillian Brien – Youth Work Manager, BeLongTo and former Liberties College PLC student
  4. Nikki Gallagher – Director Communications & Secretariat SOLAS

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On the day some beautiful work also on display from the students of Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education.

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And not to forget Lottie! Lottie was sent to us from the Construction Industry Federation to take part in our day as part of their #buildingequality campaign.  

Cake Pic Lottie