Diversity & Inclusion - The Team
Sandra Healy, Head of Diversity and Inclusion
Sandra Healy is Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Dublin City University. Before moving to DCU, Sandra held a number of leadership positions spanning 20 years in the telecoms industry across both the UK and Ireland; the most recent being Head of Customer Delivery for Vodafone Ireland. Sandra also chaired the Vodafone Women’s Network and the Diversity and inclusion committee, placing Vodafone on the map for best practice in Diversity and Inclusion.
Sandra is the Director of the recently launched DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion. The Centre provides access to the very latest in academic research, insights and tools on workplace diversity and inclusion and support organisations in all aspects of their journeys.
Sandra holds an Honours Degree in Psychology and First Class Masters in Organisational Psychology from DCU. She is an NLP Master Practitioner and Sales Academy Coach, with expertise in delivering large-scale business transformation, building high performing teams and delivering cultural change.
Over the past ten years Sandra has championed and driven Diversity and Inclusion practice in Irish Industry and contributes hugely to the work of the Ibec Diversity Forum, CWIT and 30% Club Ireland. Sandra provided critical diversity expertise and sectoral knowledge that ensured the EU Diversity Charter Ireland was established. In 2014 Sandra was the Irish Charter representative at the EU Commission High-Level Diversity Conference in Vienna, where she provided valuable technical input into a workshop on measuring diversity in the workplace.
Sandra represents DCU on the 30% Club Ireland and in March 2017, she developed and co-delivered a 30% Club Ireland ‘Building Inclusion Together’ workshop for senior male leaders. Sandra is the Education advisor for CWIT (Connecting Women in Technology).
Sandra is in the Diversein top three 20 Diversity Leaders to Watch in 2018; game changers for diversity and inclusion in their organisations. https://www.diversein.com/news/diversity-leaders-to-watch
The Asthma Society Ireland Network Ireland Advisory Board
National Anti-Bullying Research Centre WXN Diversity Champion Advisory Board
30% Club Committee DCU Women in Leadership Steering Committee
CWIT Advisory Board & Education Advisor
Women in Leadership Podcast 2017:
Insurance Ireland Diversity & Inclusion Report 2017:
Ahmed Mansour, Diversity and Inclusion Assistant
Ahmed Mansour joined the DCU Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team in November 2018. Ahmed is a B.Sc. HRM Graduate from DIT with a keen interest in the area of cultural diversity in the workplace.
Ahmed is a co-creator of the 110% Film project, Exploring the difficulties of ethnic minority youth with gaining employment. For his final year thesis, Ahmed explored how culturally diverse teams provide a competitive advantage to their organisations, Providing him with multiple perspectives of cultural diversity in the workplace, the perspective of employees and that of management.