Philippa RyderA prominent LGBTQ+ activist, a passionate, inclusive feminist and human rights speaker. Philippa is COO of Under the Rainbow, a workplace wellness, diversity and inclusion company that provides information and support for people to build the confidence to be themselves by educating, informing and encouraging companies and state bodies to embrace Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.
Philippa is married to Helen and they have a beautiful daughter. She joined the civil service in 1980 and completed a Land Surveying degree in the mid-1990s. She has seen Ireland become a multi-cultural and inclusive country. Philippa has one notable characteristic. She is transgender.