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The Evolution of WIN

WIN – Where charity inspires connection

WIN was founded in 1998 by Nessa O’Neill and Mary Clancy, to help Irish women overcome challenges they encounter in the workplace. The Women’s Irish Network has since evolved into an organisation that welcomes women of all nationalities. Every year, we host a broad range of events where women can enjoy the camaraderie that leads to important business relationships and enduring friendships. WIN is also putting political topics of interest to all of us at centre stage. 2016 featured the brilliant talk by President Mary McAleese, with an emphasis on Brexit issues. This year will see a panel discussion on the 8th Amendment, ahead of the referendum in May. The group has also now also raised over half a million pounds (£525,000 to be precise!) for charities dedicated to the service of women and children. We will also be announcing exciting new developments coming in 2018, for two educational bursaries for young women. We encourage new members to join and be a part of defining our exciting growth and development – building on our rich history and pushing boundaries in the years to come.

Our Patrons

Over the years we have had the unwavering support of many women. In particular, we now wish to honour our patrons: Baroness May Blood, MBE, Rosaleen Blair, CBE, and Mary Clancy Hatch, one of the original founders of WIN.

Baroness May Blood

MBE

Rosaleen Blair

CBE

Mary Clancy Hatch

Our Board Members

The Women’s Irish Network would not survive but for the enthusiastic and motivated women at its core. This year’s committee look forward to a wonderful programme of events and gatherings, designed to be enjoyed by our members and their guests.

Meet our dedicated team below – and contact us at enquiries@womensirishnetwork.com if you’d like to express an interest in taking your membership to the next level and joining us on the board.

Cecilia Gallagher

Chair

Jacqueline O’Donovan

Bio

Norah Casey

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Maire Brankin

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Vanessa Byrnes

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Fiona Calnan

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Ros Hubbard

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Hazel Hutchinson

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Michelle Laven

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Avril MacRory

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Kelly O’Connor

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Maeve Staunton

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Ciara Brett

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Marina Donohoe

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