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

Covid19 Update

We recommend that our clients continue working with us online.  We have protocols in place for limited face to face appointments.
Please email info@undertherainbow.ie for further information.

Under The Rainbow

Under The Rainbow is an inclusive Social Enterprise founded by Gillian Fagan, Dermot McCarthy and Philippa Ryder. We were united by our activism for human rights and equality and knew that as a team we could make a bigger impact. We were not wrong. 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 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.


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.

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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

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