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Margaret leads several gender equity initiatives at Irish Life, including the Women@Work Gender Networking Group, the Women@Work Steering Group and the Female Leader Development Group. She has successfully instigated Gender Balance Targets, winning Board approval for her approach and managing an action plan that not only delivered these targets but exceeded them. Subsequently, Margaret has gone on to create Irish Life’s inaugural Gender Dashboard, which now includes recruitment data, and has authored board papers highlighting the progress made. Her other achievements include raising the engagement and attendance on the company’s flagship Women@Work Programme with 80% of female employees actively participating; leading International Women’s Day company celebrations; working with cognitive diversity assessments to understand leader preferences; introducing group-wide mentoring and reverse mentoring programs; and mainstreaming D&I into Talent Management. All of which has contributed to a substantial increase in the inclusion score within Irish Life’s annual engagement survey.