A Life Changing Day for Generation Z

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6 days ago

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Zeminar and PwC brought Deborah Somorin to kick off proceedings on the last day of Zeminar 2018 at the RDS Concert Hall. Deborah told the remarkable story of how she has overcome growing up in care; being homeless at 13; pregnant at 14 and a mother at 15 to continue her education, qualify as a chartered accountant and setup her own charity.

Deborah holds a degree in Accounting and Finance and Masters in Accounting from DCU and is now a qualified chartered accountant and Assistant Manager at PwC. She received 2 scholarships while in university to enable her to complete her studies. In 2017 she began sharing her story of overcoming adversity to help change the stigma attached with youth homelessness. She has won the JCI Dublin Ten Outstanding Young Persons award for 2018 and the JCI Ireland Ten Outstanding Young Persons award for 2018 as a result of her work in this area. In addition, Deborah currently sits on the board of directors for Chartered Accountants Support which supports members and students of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

She has also recently founded Empower the Family, a not for profit company which aims to open student accommodation with affordable quality childcare for single parents between 18-23 in third level education. Empower the family is one of the acts for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) with a focus on 3 goals, poverty alleviation, reducing inequality and providing access to quality education.

Zeminar Presents is the world's first talk series built exclusively for Generation Z and their teachers & parents. Covering mental and physical well-being, equality, sexuality, education, entrepreneurship, activism, volunteering, bullying, cyber-safety, science, motivation, inspiration and so much more.
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2 weeks ago

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Zeminar and Credit Union brought Rory Stories to a packed and excited audience at The RDS in November. In a frank and open keynote, Rory told the personal story of how he decided to take the risk and follow his passion through a difficult path of depression and gambling addiction.

Rory O'Connor, better know as Rory of Rory's Stories has become very well know in Irish households in recent years. He started a blog in 2013 and has since turned it into a full time career having exploded on social media. Rory has now brought his comedy around the world, has 2 best selling books and will start his first tour in 2019.

Zeminar Presents is the world's first talk series built exclusively for Generation Z and their teachers and primary care givers. Covering mental and physical well-being, equality, sexuality, education, entrepreneurship, activism, volunteering, bullying, cyber-safety, science, motivation, inspiration and so much more.
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