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Woman Up wins contract for Irish medtech sector




Woman Up has been awarded the contract to design and deliver a female leadership programme for the Irish medtech sector, following a competitive tendering process by Irish Medtech Skillnet. The customised programme addresses some of the known barriers for women moving up the leadership ladder.


The programme objectives are to:

  • Empower high potential women working in the Irish medtech sector to become leaders in their organisations

  • Enable participants to understand their leadership attributes, become more self-aware, and overcome inhibitors to their effectiveness

  • Focus on behavioural change, enabling participants to understand and change their thinking and behavioural styles to increase their leadership impact

  • Allow participants to plan their careers and take control of their leadership journeys

  • Enable participants to benefit from mentoring by senior executives working in the medtech sector

  • Provide an opportunity for participants to become part of a network within the sector

The programme is structured around five interactive modules. It also features self-guided exercises, an analysis and action points of each participant’s leadership and style, as well as coaching and mentoring sessions. A core principle that influences all aspects of our programme design is that women have a unique and distinct leadership style that has enormous value to offer to their organisations.


One of the modules involved senior industry leaders sharing learnings from their own careers on career progression, overcoming challenges and creating the environment where women can thrive. The leaders were Julie Sinnamon, the former CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Conor Russell, the Vice President of Boston Scientific Clonmel and Julie O’Neill, the former Vice President of Alexion Pharmaceuticals.


Visit the Irish Medtech Skillnet website for more details on the organisation.

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