President Elect Siew Yong Gnanalingam’s Speech

Soroptimist International's President Elect, Siew Yong Gnanalingam, was unable to attend the Convention in person, and so recorded a special message for those in attendance. Martyna Wykrota provides the commentary of the event. President Elect Siew Yong Gnanalingam was not able to attend the Soroptimist International Dublin Convention due to

Change of Insignia

A key part of any convention is the Change of Insignia, where we thank our past Directors and President for all their hard work and dedication and welcome new position holders. Martyna Wykrota provides us with the running of events below.  Soroptimist International (SI) President Maureen Maguire presented SI Immediate

SI Dublin Convention Workshops

The SI Dublin Convention 2023 saw a dynamic exchange of ideas and expertise, with our Federation workshops taking centre stage. Each workshop contributed a distinct and enthusiastic dimension to the event. In this article, the SIHQ team report on the content of these workshops, showcasing the valuable contributions and innovative

Keynote Speech: Felisa Tibbitts

On Friday 28 July, attendees at the SI Dublin Convention 2023 witnessed an engaging presentation by Felisa Tibbitts, a prominent figure in the field of human rights and education. With an emphasis on transformative education's role in tackling climate change and fostering global citizenship, Tibbitts outlined a vision for empowering

Keynote Speech: Renata Dwan

Dr. Renata Dwan is a policy expert and former UN official who has worked on peace and conflict issues in some of the world’s most complex crises. She currently works as a Senior Consulting Fellow of Chatham House and is also a Senior Advisor to the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in

Keynote Speech: Nicole Ameline

Our second keynote speech on Friday, 28 July, came from Nicole Ameline, former member of the National Assembly of France and distinguished member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Martyna Wykrota provided the summary of her talk below. Nicole Ameline is renowned for

Keynote Speech: Jim Gamble

Our first keynote speech on day two (28 July) of the Soroptimist International Convention 2023, came from Jim Gamble, CEO of INEQE Safeguarding Group and an expert in child protection. The premise of his talk emphasised why the dangers regarding online safety and the safeguarding of children online are not


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