Network Ireland is a not-for-profit, voluntary national organisation that supports the professional and personal development for women in business with its dynamic and progressive approach. The organisation celebrates its 40th year in existence in 2023 and the establishment of the Kerry Branch is yet another reason to celebrate. Network Ireland Kerry will enable women in business, those who are working in professional roles or are business owners and leaders, to lean into a new and exciting business network with their membership.
The founding committee was established earlier this year, and the in-augural President of Network Ireland Kerry is Linda O’Mahony Logan, from Leadership 360, Linda O’Mahony Logan shared “as an organisation we are all about people making new connections, especially for their professional and personal development and seeing the calibre of females in different professions and sectors across the county I am very proud to be associated with Network Ireland and to be the first President of Network Ireland Kerry”.
Ms O’Mahony Logan continued “since the pandemic many of us have normalised working alone or working remotely and for many of us the value of meeting face to face and making connections needs to be regenerated. We believe that Network Ireland Kerry will bring back that opportunity to all with our monthly hosted events, giving people a chance to meet face to face again, develop their professional network and grow their connections both in the county and nationally across 17 other branches within Network Irelands network.”
The other members of the founding committee are Emily Reen, Vice-President (Enterprise Co-Ordinator & New Frontiers Programme Manager, MTU), Antoinette Glavin, Treasurer (Glavin & Wiseman Chartered Accountants), Roisin Smullen, Secretary (Programme Administrator, New Frontiers, MTU), Brigeen O’ Sullivan, P.R. Officer (Match Marketing), Eimear Mc Donnell, P.R. Officer (Match Marketing), Anita Michalak, Social Media Officer (Anita Digital Marketing), Helen O’ Sullivan, Membership Officer (O’Sullivans Bakery), Jackie Sheehan, Membership Officer (FROSCH Ireland) and Joan Walsh (Partnership International) is the Network Ireland Branch Liaison on the committee.
Network Ireland Kerry are hosting their official launch event at The Rose Hotel, Tralee on the 7th of June from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Those interested in attending are asked to pre-register at www.networkireland.ie
The evening will be hosted by Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh and speakers on the evening will include Emma Early Murphy (President of Network Ireland), Linda O’Mahony Logan (President of Network Ireland Kerry), Joan Walsh (Former President of Network Ireland Cork & Network Ireland Branch Liaison), Marguerite O’Sullivan (former President of Network Ireland Cork & STEM Professional) and Emily Reen (Vice-President of Network Ireland Kerry). The evening is being officially sponsored by AIB and Kerry Local Enterprise Office and promises to be a great launch for the Kerry Branch and everyone is welcome to attend.
Network Ireland Kerry will host themed events monthly which are open to everyone for their professional and personal development. These events are not exclusive to members only.
For members of Network Ireland Kerry there a mentoring programme called “Mentoring For Success” that members can avail of for the progression of their career and business needs,
whereby you will be matched with a Mentor from the National Network of over 600 Mentors based on your specific professional needs and requirements.
Additionally each year Network Ireland Kerry will host their own Regional Businesswoman of the Year Awards open to all its members, where successful entrants from regional qualifiers go forward for these National accolades. The newly established Network Ireland Kerry already have great ambitions for Kerry to be well represented in the National Awards in 2024. To learn more about Network Ireland Kerry visit www.networkireland.ie/page/kerrybranch