Pathway presents a Livestream panel discussion for teens on International Women’s Day 2022.
Pathway presents #BreakTheBias live stream panel discussion, taking place on International Women’s Day, 8th of March 2022. #BreakTheBias with Pathway is an interactive and engaging panel discussion for secondary school students covering topics like career choice, facing bias online, and choosing a-typical hobbies and interests. This discussion will be led by TV and radio presenter Louise Cantillon with special guests: Sara O’Donnell, Reece Creed, and Katie Driscoll.
“Pathway is an un-gendered tool that helps students find the right college course for them, ignoring gender bias around this subject. We are very aware of the barriers to access that women may face in male-dominated industries like STEM, and the Pathway survey aims to encourage young girls to put themselves forward for these careers”. Said Elle Walsh, event organiser for Pathway. “We want to hold this event to mark International Women’s Day and to show students across the country how their peers are overcoming these issues.”
Schools from across the country are invited to tune into the #BreakTheBias live stream as part of their International Women’s Day Event Schedule. #BreakTheBias with Pathway is all about highlighting the biases that people face every day. The event will give students an opportunity to hear from those who are working to overcome these biases in their own way. During the course of the discussion, participants will be joined by a diverse panel including, a verified Twitch streamer, a college student, and a fashion and lifestyle influencer, who have all overcome biases in their respective hobbies, education, and career. This free event will cover topics like choosing atypical career paths, the bias that they face, and how to overcome these challenges.
Speaking about the event Reece Creed said “Counteracting biases is something that I have always been passionate about. I think it’s important for young people today to realise that they should not be held back by gender norms or biases that we may have and that they should feel empowered to follow the path that they want to”.
The Pathway survey helps students to make informed decisions about their career paths through the ungendered questions, that recommend future career choices based on their hobbies, interests, and passions. Allowing them to break biases and follow a career path suited to them. To support the development of essential life skills the Pathway Development Programme was developed. This 14-module online learning experience allows teens and young adults to fill in the gaps from their academic education, in areas such as; understanding biases, diversity and inclusion, and self-confidence and motivation.
Register for this free event on Eventbrite today.
An online content creator from Limerick. Reece aims to help young people be more confident and not take themselves too seriously. As a male influencer, he has faced bias in the mostly female-dominated industry.
A Psychology & Sociology student with a passion for gaming. Sara, an affiliated Twitch streamer has experienced first-hand the bias that women are forced to face. She is passionate about making online gaming a safer and more inclusive space for all.
A UCC Dentistry student who posts positive and educational content on her social media. She aims to help students through the stresses of exam time by being a helping hand through what she shares.