Global Lead of Innovation Labs
Jacquie Casey, Hazel Sullivan, Austin McCann and Mary O’Flynn attending the event
The winner of the disruptor award will be a leader from a company with 500+ employees and who is redefining their marketplace. She will be able to demonstrate how her exceptional innovation has led her teams and organisation to break traditional ideas and provide new products and/or technologies that are changing their business landscape and pushing their company ahead of the competition. This could be through coding, engineering, R&D or anything else that is disrupting the status quo. Judges will look for examples of strategic risk and investment, innovation, agility & adaptability, goals and achievements, positive impacts on organisation.
Maebh is a trailblazer both in technology and business terms, and her energy is inspiring women all across the company that change can come from passion and innovation. Maebh is a regular speaker on the meetup and conference scene, speaking at iWish in the past. Maebh has also spoke at numerous events internally to promote female in technology career pathways. This is due to an inherent passion for the growth mindset, and Maebh will continue on this trajectory to empower, support and evangelize the brand of female leaders across McKesson of any age. Her strategic use of the core skills she built up over years to go from a UX Designer in a team in Cork to the Global Lead of UX Design at a fortune 10 company is testament to the application for the trailblazer award.
Up against the tough competition of Candyce Costa (Founder, CEO, Digital Business Women), Caroline O’Reilly (Vice President Software Engineering, Workday), Margaret Burgraff (Partner, Continuous Ventures), Niamh Sterling (CEO, Recipe Guru) and Tina Tarquinio (Director, IBM Z, IBM), this announcement was sure to be a very close call. Niamh Sterling was announced the winner of this category.
HR Diversity Initiative
The HR Diversity Initiative award is open to all companies and recognises the outstanding contribution of HR teams that have delivered change in the field of diversity and inclusion within their organisations. They must demonstrate D&I initiatives that are not only attracting a more diverse and inclusive workforce but also retaining, developing and advancing it as well. Judges will examine the long term effectiveness of initiatives, training provided for employees (i.e. cultural and awareness sensitivity training), how deep within the culture are the initiatives ingrained and statistics that prove their success.
McKesson, a global leader in healthcare and a Fortune 7 company, has ensured a company culture that is centred around employee health and well-being. Our leadership teams have dedicated their efforts to sustained excellence in everything we have done. As our company innovates, our HR department also innovates. With initiatives such as the McKesson Women in IT Scholarship (http://cs.cit.ie/mckesson-scholarship) and joining with universities and research centres to create the first ever female PhD Scholarship (http://mckessoncork.ie/our-latest-activities/mckesson-joins-forces-with-cit-to-offer-first-ever-female-phd-scholarship/), our HR department have proved themselves by not only keeping McKesson at the top of all the lists but also leading the way by complementing the growth of our next-gen technology functions globally in a diverse manner in order to keep us at the forefront of innovation in creating the future of patient centric healthcare.
Up against the tough competition of Ericsson Ireland, Facebook, Skillsoft Ireland Ltd and Pehia Foundation, this announcement was also sure to be a very close call. Facebook was announced the winner of this category.