Pictured at the Network Ireland Limerick Christmas at House Limerick – Committee members Louise Lawlor (Blink Design), Edwina Gore (Gore Communications), Catriona O’Donoghe (Get West/Escape Limerick), Gillian Horan (The Pudding), Petrina Hayes (Savoy/George Hotel), Rachel Walsh (Discover Digital Ireland) and Lisa Coughlan (Core Optimisation). Network Ireland Limerick Membership has grown by 4000% in the last three years. Picture: Álex Ricöller / ilovelimerick
Network Ireland Limerick Membership Grows Over 400% in last 3 Years
Members of Network Ireland Limerick, the forum for women in business, the professions and the Arts, celebrated a very successful year for the Network at a Christmas Social at House Limerick recently.
Network Ireland Limerick membership has grown from strength to strength in the last three years and now boasts over 50 members from across the region. This is a trend that is being mirrored across the country with four new Network Ireland branches opening in Meath, Laois, Waterford and Kilkenny this year bringing to a total of 14 branches nationwide.
Network Ireland Limerick provides a forum where women in business, the professions and the Arts can exchange business ideas and increase their business contacts. It encourages women to achieve more satisfying careers and promotes women as worthy contributors to the Irish economy. Network Ireland Limerick is a branch of Network Ireland, a national organisation driving the personal and professional development of women with over 800 members and 12 branches through the country.
Edwina Gore, President of Network Ireland Limerick, said, “Membership has grown because more and more professional women are beginning to appreciate and value the relationships they typically build up in the network. They come for the professional support and to collaborate with each other.
During the year the Network attracted some distinguished speakers to present at their events including; World Rugby Referee of the Year Joy Neville, Chair of Policing Authority Josephine Feehily, David McGowan of Quirky Glamping and Amanda Scott, author of ‘Who’s In Your Personal Boardroom?’.
Network Ireland Limerick holds monthly networking meetings where a guest speaker is invited to educate, inform and entertain on topics of interest to women. Members can develop and pool their individual skills through interaction with other women in a supportive environment which offers, training, mentoring and an opportunity for women who call on other members with specialist expertise for help. It also provides a forum for established women to develop professional and social contacts.
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