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Griffith's International Women's Day Celebrations - Meet Karen Casey

As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations we reached out to many of the fantastic women who contribute to making Griffith a great place.

One of our longest standing members, Karen Casey, Head of The Leinster School of Music & Drama (and sometimes social event planner!) talks to us about the best bits of her role and what today means to her.

I love being able to help the large network of Music and Drama Teachers across Ireland, (and now internationally too!) as they prepare thousands of students for their exams each year. Our examiners offer excellent feedback to teachers and students which helps build a love of their chosen fields in music and drama, as well as building confidence in their performance ability. The joy the students get from completing their grade exams with us is there for all to see.

The best part of Griffith?

I would definitely say it’s the people. People have a very friendly approach and outlook here in the college and will often go above and beyond the call of duty to help their colleagues, students and lecturers.  Another great part of the Griffith experience is the social events - we like to work hard and play hard!

International Women’s Day

It’s been a privilege to work alongside the many talented, intelligent, supportive women here in Griffith College and women across Ireland too. On this International Women’s Day, it is good to take the time to recognise their excellent work and our continued dedication to excellence in education through training, support, knowledge and friendship.

Following the centenary year that women won the right to vote, it is worth remembering that we have come a long way when it comes to equality, but we’re not there yet! ‘The road to full equality and acceptance is a long one and it's people like you who are paving the way for equal rights and visibility.’

Thank you Karen for participating in this news item! Wishing you a Happy International Women’s Day from all of us at Griffith.

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