About The Initiative
Did you know that 1 in 6 people in Ireland was not born in the country?
Despite the obvious advantages of having gender and ethnic diversity in the workplace, migrants, women and non-binary people continue to lack access to the Irish tech and startup communities and the support system that comes with them.
By celebrating the diverse contributions of migrants and providing support to advance their careers, we can improve our ability to tap into the unexplored skills that help the global economy thrive. #GoingFar was created to address this, by offering a range of programmes, from mentoring to seminars and workshops.
Past Speakers & Mentors
Here are some of our previous speakers and mentors
Management Consultant @ PwC
Co-Founder @ GirlCrew
Talent Acquisition Partner @ LinkedIn
Inside Sales Director @ Microsoft
Cloud Solution Architect @ Microsoft
Financial Accountant @ Applegreen PLC
Find a list of our latest articles below.
The European Migrant Entrepreneurship Network selected 3 initiatives as best practices to promote migrant entrepreneurship.
Future Human is the world's first major hybrid tech conference. It is organised by Silicon Republic and will take place on October 29th and 30th.
LinkedIn Learning Paths is a new initiative by LinkedIn that gives you free access to resources to help you find a job.
Hihglights from our event about how to cultivate an anti-racist culture inside and outside of the workplace.
Anti-racism resources shared during our #GoingFar panel discussion on July 9th.
Read all about how Leyla moved to Ireland as a teenager and is now the founder of YourY, a global community for social entrepeneurs.
Check our gallery from recent events
See what our participants think of #GoingFar
Founder @ YourY Network
“I still remember that rainy Thursday evening. The first Startup Week Dublin event I attended. I didn't have a business idea but I knew I wanted to start my own thing. It was great meeting all the ladies and mentors. I learnt so much and I was so inspired. That's why I was inspired to apply to organise a Startup Week Dublin event the year after in an area that's close to my heart, social entrepreneurship. We have done 4 events since, and are running the 5th one this month.”Read their story
Inside Sales Specialist @ Microsoft
"I'm originally from Brazil and moved to Ireland in 2019. I have a background in Business Management, but when I arrived, it was hard for me to find a job in my area. I attended my first #GoingFar workshop in May 2019, which was when I started to feel hopeful about building a career here. I learned a lot during these events and made key connections, which allowed me to get my dream job at Microsoft! This would not have been possible without the workshops promoted by #GoingFar."Read their story
Founder and CEO @ Slunchbox
"I was very very impressed with the first edition of #GoingFar! The mentors were so enthusiastic, and they gave me a lot of helpful feedback. I was very nervous to participate but this was the perfect push I needed to start my own company. I founded Slunchbox to provide fresh, healthy, hot meals to schools in Ireland after the event. Since, we have raised almost €20,000 in donations and have delivered over 7,500 meals in Dublin and Cork."
We are running our first mentoring programme from September to December 2020. Applications are now closed, but keep an eye on our social media or sign up to our newsletter and be the first to hear about our next programmes!
Are any of the events paid?
Nope. All of our events are free of charge!
Are the events open to everyone?
The #GoingFar initiative was created to support diverse migrants living in Ireland. We focus on delivering the best events to address obstacles faced by minorities. If you feel like this would benefit you, you're more than welcome to join us!
I don't work in tech or entrepreneurship, can I still come?
Yes! Just make sure to check the theme of the event to see if it will be of any use to you.
Who organises the events?
The events are organised by a voluntary group in collaboration with industry partners.
I would love to help! Can I join the team?
If you would like to join our team, please send us an email on email@example.com and we will let you know if we have any vacancies.
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