United By Our Activism For
Human Rights, Equality, Health & Wellness

Awarded All Ireland Business Foundations (AIBF) Business All-Star Accreditation 2021

Under The Rainbow

Under The Rainbow is an award winning inclusive Social Enterprise founded by Gillian Fagan, Dermot McCarthy and Philippa Ryder. We were united by our advocacy for human rights and equality and knew that by collaborating we could make a bigger impact.

Our vision is a world where people can be their true selves and where people are celebrated for their differences.

Our passion for health and wellbeing includes equality, diversity and inclusion, physical and mental wellness. We know that employee health and company health go hand in hand so can help you create an environment where minding your mind means minding your business.  We bring education to corporates and communities with an aim to inform, involve and include.


Empowerment, Collaboration, Wellness, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.


We help build an authentic workplace culture where people feel empowered to be their true selves and the wellbeing of everyone is the key to success.


Our vision is a world where people feel they truly belong.

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Who We Are

All of the founders of Under The Rainbow come from a corporate background and have experienced struggles around diversity in the workplace. Each of us care deeply about health, wellbeing, equality and inclusion. We are unique in that we have a deep understanding of workplace wellbeing from being in corporate, training and psychological cultures.

Working together is what sets us apart.

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What Our Clients Say

"It's great when you have training, and the attendees either don't want to leave and/or want more of the subject matter, huge thanks to 'Under the Rainbow' to for conveying this knowledge in such a honest and transparent manner "

- Maria Kearns -

Head of HR at the National Museum of Ireland

"PRISM found Philippa to be an extremely personable and dynamic woman with an incredible story to tell that people from all walks of life can benefit from. Those who attended the event found it to be, honest, inclusive and incredibly informative. "

- Clair Davis -

Credit Risk Manager, Member of PRISM , LGBT+ Network, PTSB

"We were delighted to welcome Under the Rainbow to the National Museum of Ireland for this LGBTQI+ workshop before the launch of our Rainbow Revolution exhibition."

- Judith Finlay -

Registrar, National Museum of Ireland

"The workshop presented by Gillian and Dermot was a toolkit for diversity for SMEs.  It was a superb workshop with great delivery. I learned so much from it and while I consider myself openminded, it further opened my mind. I couldn't recommend Under The Rainbow high enough, if you have staff you need to bring them into your organisation as diversity is something we all need to keep in mind.  Their training was brilliant."

- Sinead Dee -

Professional Speaker Health & Wellness

"Last October I had the good fortune to meet Gillian Fagan and Philippa Ryder from Under the Rainbow. Thanks to the PTSB PRISM committee, Gillian and Philippa hosted a Transgender Awareness talk in Cork for staff. They made a lasting impression on me and I have so much to thank them for. They took the mystery from the labels and made it safe for everyone in the room to ask questions. They helped us continue the conversations we started a few months earlier during PRIDE week. They are a force to be reckoned with and I hope we’ll be able to host other events in conjunction with Under the Rainbow in the future."

- Louise Weldon -

Digital Delivery Team Lead, PTSB Cork

"The workshop on Resilience and Change Management was really insightful and needed I feel. It definitely helped re-ground my thoughts as it has been a rollercoaster the past few months with Covid19. Dermot was lovely and so gently spoken and Gillian was full of knowledge and clearly knows her stuff."

- Iconic Offices -

​ Community Events Assistant, Iconic Offices

"Gillian was a keynote speaker at one of our forums during COVID-19. Her knowledge and expertise in the field of diversity in the work place was immense but also refreshing as she's not a follower of the status-quo but rather welcomes the discussion on how we can continue to make improvements. I would highly recommend her in both a training and speaker capacity. "

- Siobhan Fitzpatrick -

Networking Hub

"Philippa delivered a truly engaging presentation to our team. Her authentic and natural style meant that us, as an audience were truly invested in the subject matter and eager to learn more. Her personal stories, delivered with humour and warmth, really added a genuineness and accessibility to the session. The information received was extremely useful […]"

- Susan Clarke -

Manager, Civil Service Employee Assistance Service

"At Dublin Lesbian Line we had created a webinar series aimed at LGBT+ women* to engage and connect with the community during the Covid-19 pandemic. We knew that mental health and resilience was a topic that we wanted to cover. Gillian delivered a workshop on resilience and self care for us. It was a pleasure working with Gillian who was so open, friendly and easy to work with. We received really positive feedback from our viewers who found Gillian's presentation and self care tips really helpful and relatable. It's so important for us to have LGBT friendly therapists like Gillian who we can recommend to the community. "

- Niamh Grennan -

Coordinator Dublin Lesbian Line

"We were delighted that Under The Rainbow participated in our first event Pride event at SMBC AC in June 2020.  Gillian, Dermot and Philippa pitched their message perfectly to a diverse global audience- and we in the MOSAIC (our EDI committee) at SMBC Aviation Capital received (and indeed still continue to receive) universal positive feedback.  UTR do […]"

- Jamie Cahillane -

Senior VP of Airline Marketing, SMBC Aviation Capital

"Gillian presented to our therapists on Autism Spectrum Condition.  Her professionalism shone throughout and that sense of inclusion in her information was really apparent. Her presentation was well researched and left us feeling confident in the information she was providing. Gillian’s manner was friendly and inviting and she pitched the information at the perfect level."

- Anne Devlin -

City Therapy

"Under the Rainbow delivered two presentations with live Q&A sessions as part of our inclusion month series of webinars. Both presenters were professional to deal with, well prepared, and delivered well-structured content that was positively received by our staff. I would highly recommend Under the Rainbow of any organisation looking to deliver EDI presentations to […]"

- David Nugent -

Communications Officer, Property Registration Authority

"I really enjoyed the recent Under the Rainbow / Sporting Pride webinar entitled “Holistic Health: The Connection between Physical & Mental Health”. As well as hearing the personal experiences of those on the panel, I learned about the different LGBTQ+ organisations that run fun, social activities for members of the community. Physical exercise can really […]"

- AW -

Sporting Pride

"I was really impressed with Under the Rainbow. They did a webinar for our group dealing with isolation among the LGBT+ community during lockdown which was incredible timely and really useful. The breadth of experience evidenced was great, as was the fact that there was a combination of therapeutic and experience-based perspectives. I can’t recommend […]"

- Alan Edge -

South West Dublin LGBT+ Network


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