Representatives of Network Mayo were among over 150 of Ireland’s leading business women who attended a lunch in Dublin Castle to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Mayo was represented by Network Mayo members, Caroline Gordon, President Network Mayo, a successful accountant and auditor based in Swinford; Olwen Dawe, an SME and project advisor and founder of Irish Business Intelligence, and Castlebar bank official, Una Murphy (Network Ireland).
The event was MC’d by TV Broadcaster Mary Kennedy and organised by Network Ireland and the European Parliament Information Office in conjunction with Concern Worldwide and the National Women’s Council of Ireland.
Speakers included Anne O’Mahony, Head of Concern International, Emer Costello, MEP, Orla O’Connor, National Director – Women’s Council of Ireland, Francis Jacobs, Head of the European Parliament Information Office, Felicity McCarthy, former Head of Marketing for Facebook and founder of Spark Digital and Network Ireland President Mary Fehily-Hobbs.
All of the speakers shared their own individual experiences on achieving success through collaboration, in some instances despite adversity and many challenges.
International Women’s Day is one of the key national events for Network Ireland, an organisation set up thirty years ago to support women in business, the professions and the arts. With a growing national branch network consisting of some of Ireland’s leading business women the organisation has become the voice for women in business in Ireland.
Network Mayo is a branch of Network Ireland, a voluntary organisation with branches throughout Ireland and a membership of over 1,000 leading women in business.