Executive and Business

Business and Executive logo 250 X 122The Executive and Business Society is a network of engineers working in management and executive positions. Due to the direction that their careers have taken, members of the Society have the enhanced potential to influence and support the development of engineering careers.

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Government funded engineering courses at DCU

DCU's Faculty of Engineering and Computing is home to globally significant research, and uniquely industry-relevant programmes, in the key technologies which will shape our future. We have also recently launched a range of Springboard+ and Human Capital Initiative courses for people interested in upskilling in the area of engineering.

How many engineers and economists does it take to give you a lightbulb moment? Four ... now read on to find out why

With so much to discuss about the post-pandemic and post-Brexit world, you are bound to be on the receiving end of a lightbulb moment or two – as well as engaging in productive brainstorming and networking among your peers – at Engineers Ireland's online national conference on October 13, where key speakers include engineers Naomi Long (Alliance leader); Linda Doyle (Trinity provost-elect); Leo Clancy (Enterprise Ireland's incoming CEO); and economist David McWilliams.

Contextual engineering improves success of projects in non-industrial societies

Humanitarian engineering projects often focus on bringing western technologies to non-industrialised societies; but environmental and cultural factors in these locations may be very different from conditions in the west, and the projects may not meet client needs if engineers do not fully understand the context in which they are operating.

Major initiative launched to increase number of female engineers in pharma

By any measure, the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland has been one of the country’s major success stories. From a virtual standing start 20 years ago, some 120 overseas companies have established operations in Ireland and 9 of the biggest 10 pharma global companies have a presence in the country. Pharmaceuticals accounts now for more than 50% of Irish exports, employ almost 25,000 people directly with the same number employed in supplying products and services to the pharma companies ...

'Returnships' support female engineers in the workplace after career breaks

Initiatives like the STEPS programme are in place across our schools and universities to encourage female students into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), but what is available to support those talented women who took a break from the corporate world mid-career to look after their children or elderly relatives? The numbers are significant. According to the most recent Irish census data, female workforce participation during the ages of 35 and 55 years is 72%, some ...

From electricity to analytics - celebrating female engineers who made history

In Ireland, just one engineer in ten is female, according to Engineers Ireland. In the UK, according to the Women’s Engineering Society, less than 10 per cent of engineering professionals are women, which is the lowest figure in Europe. Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus are leading the way, with female engineers making up almost 30 per cent. As World War I began to fracture the map, the National Council of Women was created in the UK in 1914, with the aim of getting women into work as men ...

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Joining the Executive and Business society means keeping up-to-date with the latest industry developments and emerging trends, as well as accessing the best events in your area, all part of your CPD. You can meet with colleagues and industry experts, all the while getting timely updates on events taking place in the Executive and Business society.

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Our committees arrange and host technical presentations, discussions, debates and social events in our regions and represent the group at liaison committee. If you are interested in being a part of this, please contact our sector support team at sectorsupport@engineersireland.ie.

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