Walkers Sponsors Women in Finance Dublin 2019

Walkers is proud to be a gold sponsor at this year's Women in Finance Dublin, taking place on 12-13 September 2019. The event is the largest women in finance event in Ireland, attracting over 500 inspirational leaders and industry experts from across the country.

Partners Susan Battye and Nicholas Blake-Knox will be speaking on a discussion panel covering "Diversity – A Legal Perspective' at 10.45am on Thursday 12 September. Diversity and inclusion has been proven to improve recruitment, productivity and retention, but is there a legal obligation to enhance diversity and inclusion? The panel will explain the legal position, the potential legal risks and the steps employers can take to defend claim of discrimination and minimize potential legal liability.

In relation to the upcoming panel, Ireland partner Susan Battye commented: "the panel is intended to give practical guidance on the legal issues to be considered when promoting diversity in the highly regulated world of finance. Positive action will be a focus of our discussion and how employers can take measures to achieve their diversity goals in a lawful manner, without tipping the balance into risk territory".