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About The Initiative

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

Speaker 1

Deborah Somorin

Management Consultant @ PwC

Speaker 2

Áine Mulloy

Co-Founder @ GirlCrew

Speaker 3

Vince Connolly

Talent Acquisition Partner @ LinkedIn

Speaker 4

Frank Hattann

Inside Sales Director @ Microsoft

Speaker 5

Dina Medhat

Cloud Solution Architect @ Microsoft

Speaker 6

Titilope Oladiti

Financial Accountant @ Applegreen PLC


Find a list of our latest articles below.

#GoingFar is recognised as one of the best migrants support initiatives by EMEN.

The European Migrant Entrepreneurship Network selected 3 initiatives as best practices to promote migrant entrepreneurship.

#GoingFar partners with Future Human.

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 is helping job seekers land their next job.

LinkedIn Learning Paths is a new initiative by LinkedIn that gives you free access to resources to help you find a job.

Cultivating an Anti-Racist Culture

Hihglights from our event about how to cultivate an anti-racist culture inside and outside of the workplace.

Cultivating an Anti-Racist Culture: Resources.

Anti-racism resources shared during our #GoingFar panel discussion on July 9th.

Interview: Leyla Karaha, founder of YourY Network.

Read all about how Leyla moved to Ireland as a teenager and is now the founder of YourY, a global community for social entrepeneurs.


See what our participants think of #GoingFar

Leyla Karaha
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

Bruna Borges
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

Hanan Swan
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."

Mentoring Programme

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!


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