Sandra founded the DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion in 2018 due to a need from industry to gain access to academic expertise and guidance in the area of EDI. She is also founder of Inclusio.io, a culture metrics software platform. Prior to joining DCU, Sandra’s career spanned 20 years in the global technology industry.
In 2019, funded by Enterprise Ireland, Sandra assembled a team of experts to design and build inclusio; a dynamic new cutting edge culture management software combining technology, artificial intelligence and psychology – www.inclusio.io. In 2020, inclusio was shortlisted for a European Compliance and Ethics Award (ECEC, 2020).
Over the past fourteen years Sandra has championed and driven Diversity and Inclusion practice in Irish Industry and is considered one of the country’s leading experts. She contributes to the work of the Ibec Diversity Forum, CWIT and 30% Club Ireland. Sandra provided critical diversity expertise and sectoral knowledge for the establishment of the EU Diversity Charter Ireland in 2014.
Sandra is currently a member of the Expert Advisory Group for the Citizens Assembly on Gender Equality in Ireland (2020), led by Dr Catherine Day. She was named in the top three of Diverse In’s Top 20 Diversity Leaders to Watch in 2018; she was a ‘game changer for diversity and inclusion’ and was also shortlisted for the European Diversity Awards in the ‘Head of Diversity’ category in 2019.