Feb 14, 2020

Tackling The Taboo – Mental Wellbeing in a Diverse (?) Workplace (?)

To mark International Women's Day (IWD) on Thursday, 5th March 2020, The Digital Hub will hold a panel discussion with female trailblazers and changemakers from the areas of mental health, diversity and smart working.

Our inspiring panellists will share their personal stories, professional perspectives and insights on a better workplace for all, wherever work may be. This intersectional discussion will tackle workplace taboos, head on.


Key Insights 

  • Implement a Smart Working Model
  • Create a diverse culture
  • Prioritise well-being


Better Culture = Better Outcomes.

Join the conversation and come along on the 5th of March to The Digital Hub. Be part of the change, support our sector. We would love to see you there!

Our panellists for this International Women’s Day event are Aimée-Louise Carton, CEO & Co-Founder of KeepAppy; Adaku Ezuedo, Director & Founder of PhoenixRize Consulting & Vanessa Tierney, CEO & Co-Founder of Abodoo.

  • 5:30pm – Doors Open
  • 6:00pm – Panel Discussion // Q & A
  • 6:50pm – Drinks, Nibbles Networking


Aimee-Louise Carton

Aimée-Louise Carton is the co-founder and CEO of KeepAppy, the app that puts wellness in people’s pockets everywhere. She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the University of Amsterdam. Through her work with KeepAppy, she has been recognised as an internationally award-winning entrepreneur, mental health activist and a prominent advocate in Ireland for technology-based social enterprises. She was selected as one of the 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs in Ireland and one of the 20 women to watch in 2020.

Adaku Ezuedo

Adaku Ezeudo is passionate about creating platforms that value diversity, leverage difference and embrace multiple ways of thinking and working together. She has over 10years of experience supporting individuals, companies and organisations to navigate the journey to inclusion and cultural competency. She is a Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Trainer and Coach. She specialises in designing high impact programs and learning experiences that bring results. Adaku has worked across functions in multinationals and public sector organizations before starting a transformation boutique consultancy, PhoenixRize Consulting. Adaku also founded i-Smile International, a charity set up to enhance the economic and cultural participation of women from migrant and refugee backgrounds. She has received multiple awards and recognitions for her work on social inclusion, women empowerment and community activation. In 2018, she was listed as one of Dublin’s Heroes and one of the most Exceptional and Inspiring people in Dublin by the Dublin City Council Culture Company and in 2020, she was a recipient of the Irish Women’s Awards. Adaku holds an MBA from the University of Lagos; an MA from Kimmage Development Studies Centre, Dublin; a Post Graduate Certificate from UCD, Dublin (Women, Gender and Social Justice) and another from Trinity College, Dublin (Race & Ethnicity).

Vanessa Tierney

Vanessa Tierney is the voice for The Future of Work and Smart working. With nearly a decade of working outside of a traditional office, she is an All Ireland Top 100 Female Entrepreneur, author, Co-Founder and CEO of Abodoo.com – the technology platform providing companies with great talent insight and data in order to embrace Smart Working and in turn positively impact diversity and reduce carbon footprint. A keynote speaker at Global Tech Summits and HR Events on key topics around the remote revolution, impacts on diversity, the environment and the disruption of the workplace as we know it. SmartWorking is what she champions and as Abodoo has become the fastest growing ecosystem for SmartWorking across 60 countries, she is now leading charge on the remote revolution educating companies and people on the transition.With over 15 years of International Executive Search, leadership and talent acquisition experience for the Fortune 1000 across Europe and the US, she has an excellent understanding of effective talent sourcing and management and how to stay ahead of your competitorsLiving on the East Coast of Ireland, she truly embraces SmartWorking and when she is not waving the Abodoo and SmartWorking Flag for change she is having fun with her family. Interesting fact: Her daily commute is 30 seconds.