TENI win prestigious Mná na hÉireann Women of Ireland award

TENI were awarded for their efforts to empower trans women in the workplace and helping them achieve their full potential.

The stage at the Mná na hÉireann awards with a group of people holding awards alongside the hosts

The mighty TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) were in fine company as they became one of six well deserved recipients of the Mná na hÉireann Women of Ireland award for their efforts to empower trans women in the workplace.

TENI shared that trans women face significant barriers in entering employment, let alone having the opportunity to reach their full potential, so their aim to change the situation couldn’t be more necessary or welcome.


The Mná na hÉireann awards are presented to projects which:

  • Focus on women who are experiencing disadvantage (socio-economic, educational disadvantage, disability, members of minority group and other).
  • Focus on developing economic mobility for women in Ireland experiencing disadvantage through:
    • Increasing access to job opportunities.
    • Increasing female labour force participation.
    • Assisting women to progress their current positions.
    • Workforce development – building employment-related skills that lead to employment (includes soft skills).
    • Projects that have evidence of sustained impact.

The other deserved recipients were:

Amongst other things, the six groups will be awarded:

  • Cash grants for three years.
  • A bespoke business supports package designed to equip not for profit organisations to expand their business acumen, drive growth and deepen their impact.
  • A place on Social Innovation Fund Ireland’s Accelerator programme which provides training from best-in-class experts across the private, not for profit and public sectors.
  • Access to Social Innovation Fund Ireland’s networks.

A hearty congratulations to TENI and all the other winners.

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