Olwen Dawe

   Olwen Dawe

 

 

 

 

Olwen Dawe is a Policy Analyst and Consultant, with a specific interest in gender equality and diversity, policy and advocacy.

With a professional background spanning public and private sector roles in strategic management, Olwen advises organisations on the creation and implementation of policies and strategies that support and nurture diversity – she is also adept at formulating advocacy strategies.

A graduate of NCI (formerly the National College of Industrial Relations), Olwen holds a BBS (Hons) in Industrial Relations and has continued professional study in Management (IMI) – she also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Science (Public Policy Analysis) from the Whitaker School of Government and Management (IPA).

Olwen has recently worked with the Department of Justice and Equality on the development of their ‘Recognising and Challenging our Unconscious Bias’ programme and employer toolkit – and is currently involved in the creation of a gender equality and diversity strategy at Ireland’s National Theatre, the Abbey Theatre.

In completing Masters study, Olwen has just submitted her thesis, which focuses on the effectiveness of advocacy groups in public policy decision-making, with a specific focus on gender equality and LGBT rights, through the prism of the #WakingTheFeminists and Marriage Equality movements.

A passionate advocate for both gender equality and the role of arts in society, Olwen is a Board member of the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI), CoisCéim Dance Theatre and Poetry Ireland, the inaugural Chair of Network Ireland’s Advisory Council (she was the organisation’s National President in 2015) and Chair of the Policy Research Committee of the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA).

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