Nuala Murphy

Founder Lean In Belfast 

Instagram: @murphy.nuala

Twitter: @nualafmurphy

What does an equal society mean to you?

When we listen to the different stories of those we share our world with, we learn why it's important to fully enable equality.
That's important to me because I believe that everyone with an idea, a dream or an aspiration should be able to have the same starter chances to fulfil them. Not only because it's the right thing to do but it's good for the growth and development of any society and economy.

What does an equal society look like for you?

One where all voices are represented and heard across all sectors- and new opportunities of learning and growth and connection are created enabling ideas, dreams and aspirations to become realities.

What would you like to do to make a difference, in the quest for equality?

Continue to learn and be creative and do my part in the following ways:

The Women's Investor ready Project (TWirps)- I will facilitate the collaboration, education and signposting to enable the mission, to change the stat of investment allocated to women regionally. We cannot achieve true equality without economic equality and enable and supporting women entrepreneurs and women led business to grow and scale will help achieve true equality.

Lean In Belfast/Ireland- I will lead the leadership team to support our network of over 3000 women to achieve their ambitions whatever they may be, through peer support, education and inspiration, at home, in work and in their communities. Challenging gender stereotypes and creating space for them will benefit us now and well into the future.

Women In Conversation Across Ireland- Voice, Visibility & Powerful Truths- I will ensure more diverse voices are given the platform to share the stories of all types of women, brining all experiences, opinions and ideas into national conversations across healthcare, politics, education and industry.

Entrepreneurship and Diversity- what next? Working group. Along with the British Business Bank, Invest Ni and committed ecosystem partners I will represent the challenges and needs of women entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland to facilitate practical ways forward to enable better support and success.