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IWD 2022: Meet the Women of Brickfield Education Labs

International Women's Day #BreakTheBias graphic

What is International Women's Day?

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day, 2022. What is the significance of this day? International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating women for their achievements and contributions to society, culture, economics and politics. Additionally, this day aims to break the bias of gender inequality, gender stereotyping and gender discrimination.

"International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilise political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity"

United Nations

International Women’s Day marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality.

International Women's Day 2022: #BreakTheBias

Today around the globe, people are campaigning to #BreakTheBias. This is a campaign for a gender-equal world.  A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field.

Are you in? Will you actively call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping each time you see it?

Anyone can join the movement by striking the IWD #BreakTheBias pose. This includes crossing your arms to show solidarity.

Karen Holland, Co Founder of Brickfield is photographed hands crossed, striking the breaking the bias pose. The text reads "Here at Brickfield, we are proud to contribute to #BreakTheBias by promoting and enabling equality, inclusion and self-progression through education and through that, beyond!"

Meet the women of
Brickfield Education Labs

Karen Holland

Karen is the Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of Brickfield Education Labs. 

Karen has over 19 years of experience in software development and solution design. Karen brings a track record in UX design, developing plugins and integrations for Moodle. She is passionate about user experience design and leads the product development process at Brickfield.

“Here at Brickfield, we are proud to contribute to #BreakTheBias by promoting and enabling equality, inclusion and self-progression through education and through that, beyond!” – Karen Holland.

Photograph of Karen Duffy

Karen Duffy

Karen is the Communications and Project Manager at Brickfield Education Labs.

Karen is a Business Development, Startup and Events Professional. Karen has worked advising Irish Startups since 2015. First in Enterprise Ireland, then in NDRC in 2019, now Karen is excited to be working within one at Brickfield Education Labs. 

Karen has an MSc in Business & Management and a Communications Degree from DCU. She is currently studying Graphic Design.

Photograph of Laia Canet

Laia Joana Canet

Laia Joana Canet is a consultant with Brickfield Education Labs.

With more than 20 years of experience in education and ICT, accompanying organisations in the implementation of Moodle, Laia has designed training courses and developed a learning strategy for adapting face to face courses to online.

She has a degree in Humanities from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Masters in Educational Multimedia from Universitat de Barcelona and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Information and Knowledge Society from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Since 2005, she has been assisting Moodle and Spanish Moodle partners. She has translated a variety of Moodle plugins into Spanish and Catalan, including Moodle Board!

Laia is a digital accessibility enthusiast and works to ensure that online learning is accessible to everyone.

Most recently, Laia has translated the Brickfield Accessibility Toolkit into Spanish. Laia hosts many of Brickfield’s accessibility webinars, giving demos and discussing accessibility in both English and Spanish! 

Events to Celebrate #IWD2022

Want to get involved in this year’s International Women’s Day?  Here are some ways to get involved in the global celebration: 

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