The United Nations named 1975 International Women's Year as it was the year in which the first World Conference on Women was held in Mexico.
In 1975 'Seven Days' profiled the lives of three different women. In this excerpt from the programme we meet Marjorie Courtney, Executive Secretary for Advertising Agency in Dublin and a part-time cabaret singer.
Marjorie talks about her work and the challenges she faces in a male dominated work world. Marjorie says she faced initial difficulties with male colleagues and was often looked down upon or ignored in meetings. However, she feels she has now made her presence felt and that there are more and more opportunities opening up to women.
This episode of 'Seven Day's also looked at the lives of Pat Jordan, a small farmer's wife from Co. Westmeath and Margaret Derwin, a factory worker.
'Seven Days: Women's Year' was broadcast on 31 January 1975.
'Seven Days' began broadcasting on 26 September 1966 and was RTÉ television's flagship current affairs programme for ten years. The programme's young production team was made up of producer Lelia Doolan, directors Eoghan Harris and Dick Hill, and reporters John O'Donoghue, Brian Cleeve and Brian Farrell. Muiris Mac Conghail became producer of '7 Days' in 1967 when the programme was merged with another current affairs programme, 'Division'.