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ANDREA 

DERMODY

Expert in building inclusive organisations 

for commercial gain in revenue and performance.

With more than two decades of experience working with and for clients across the global financial services marketplace, Andrea is skilled at Building Inclusive Organisations. 

 

These initiatives pull from three core areas: 

  • Talent Management

  • Learning 

  • Diversity and Inclusion 

in order to deliver a solid commercial gain in both your revenue and employee performance. 

Acting as Deputy chair of the financial services sub-committee of the 30% Club in Ireland, Andrea led their pivotal research project, “Making the Change Count” 

 

Andrea is a founding member of the Country Steering Committee for OUTstanding in Ireland driving LGBT+ inclusion across Irish industry.  

 

She acted as a Senior Consultant with the DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion. 

 

Andrea holds a BA from UCD and a Masters in Human Resource Development from Sheffield Hallam University.  She is a qualified executive coach and a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

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PROUD TO WORK WITH AND FOR

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RECENT PROJECTS

  • Provided advisory and consulting support to the diversity committee of a global construction firm to initiate their diversity and inclusion strategy, leading to the launch of the strategy across their global business.

  • Designed multi-year diversity and inclusion strategy for a multinational insurance organization including providing training for their board of directors on Driving Diversity & Inclusion, discussing the role of the board and the impact of bias and groupthink on business and people decisions.
  • Audited the diversity and inclusion strategy of an Irish semi-state organization, working with stakeholders to build a comprehensive set of recommendations and enhancements to inform a three-year programme of change.

  • Co-developed and delivered a pilot Leadership Development Programme for Women, with Dr. Melrona Kirrane of Dublin City University, including review and assessment of the programme. Participants reported their knowledge going from “fair/satisfactory” (84%) to “very good/excellent” (94%) on completion of the programme and as a result, the sponsor, Enterprise Ireland, approved a full rollout of the programme in 2020.

  • Developed and delivered Inclusive Leadership training, including unconscious bias awareness and understanding privilege, for a global technology client resulting in 100% satisfaction ratings from participants.

  • Designed a strategy for the Year of Inclusion in Aviation, 2020 as a senior consultant with DCU Centre of Excellence for D&I, collaborating with the Advisory Committee of leading aviation industry representatives.

  • Speaker and panelist for firms across financial services, technology, semi-state and public sectors, including speaking at Women in Finance 2019 conference in the Dublin Conference center with >500 participants.