Ireland's Leading Female Business Group Brings International Women's Day Event to Limerick

  • International Women's Day Lunch
Helen Wycherley, President Network Ireland and Fiona Steed, Former Rugby International pictured at the launch of Network Ireland's International Women's Day event which will take place on Friday 8th March at Thomond Park, Limerick. (Pic: Brian Arthur)

Network Ireland will host a major event at Thomond Park, the home of Munster Rugby, on Friday 8th March to celebrate International Women’s Day. The event will celebrate women in business and will also focus on the importance of building resilience.

Hundreds of women from around Ireland are expected to attend the conference, from budding entrepreneurs, SME owners, professionals and leaders in indigenous and multinational organisations to non-profits, charities, arts and the public sector.

Network Ireland’s International Women's Day event normally takes place in Dublin. The president of Network Ireland, Helen Wycherley, decided to move the location, having strong ties with Limerick and Munster Rugby. The Local Enterprise Office, Limerick is a partner for the International Women's Day event. AIB are the official partners of Network Ireland nationally.

Eamon Ryan, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Limerick said: “I am delighted to welcome this prestigious event to celebrate International Women’s Day to Limerick, as part of Local Enterprise Week 2019. It further strengthens the partnership between LEO Limerick and Network Ireland.”

Speakers include former Ireland rugby international, Fiona Steed and performance coach, Gerry Hussey. The event MC is journalist Deirdre O’Shaughnessy. The theme for this year’s conference is #BuildingResilience.

President of Network Ireland, Helen Wycherley said: "We want to focus on #BuildingResilience - for ourselves and our businesses. It is important to develop a positive and resilient mind-set to conquer the challenges we, as businesswomen, encounter. Our celebration of International Women’s Day will be a fantastic, inspiring, fun event for all with endless opportunity for learning and connecting with other women in business from across the country."

The theme for Helen’s Presidency this year is 'Step Up'. She wants to help women all around Ireland to fulfil their potential by empowering them to step up and do more.

Helen said: “Through my presidency of Network Ireland, I want to help women to fulfil their potential by empowering them to step up and do more. That is why I’ve chosen #StepUp as the theme for 2019.”

“I want to help and support our members, to do more and be more. So this year will be all about empowering women to step up to the challenge, to be ready to seize opportunities as they arise, to be confident and go for that promotion, apply for that grant application, go on State Boards or take more risks and to say I can, not I might or maybe.

Tickets for the event are now available at Eventbrite.

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