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Welcome to our WINning blog

What started as a way to highlight events and news will be expanding, as the group itself goes through this exciting period of growth and change.

We are now accepting blog submissions and photos from any members about the WIN events you attend. Or, maybe you have news about something cultural in the Irish community? An exciting update about an opportunity for women in tech? A project you are working on that you think the group should know about?

We’re looking forward to showcasing our members, their achievements and interests – and to see your names up in lights! Please submit your blog, or even an outline to discuss, to enquiries@womensirishnetwork.com. (Our volunteers will do their best to accommodate as many people as possible.)

30 Years of the Irish Youth Foundation (UK)

May 10, 2019

- Ciara Brett, Board Member WIN and Trustee, IYF (UK)   Although I only joined the committee a few years ago my connections to WIN go a wee bit further...
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Press Release: Pauline McLynn interviews Dara Ó Briain at a Christmas Lunch fundraiser in London, organised by the Women’s Irish Network.

December 13, 2018

For Immediate Release Pauline McLynn interviews Dara Ó Briain at a Christmas Lunch fundraiser in London, organised by the Women’s Irish Network. Members of the London-Irish community attended a fundraiser...
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Celebrating Irish Women’s Creativity on St Brigid’s Day at the Irish Embassy with President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins

February 19, 2018

With thanks to Angela Brady, OBE, PPRIBA FRIAI Irish Women are standing up and being counted and on Sunday 20th March the St Patrick’s Parade will also feature Irish Women...
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Baroness Blood – An Inspirational Woman

October 24, 2017

With thanks to Orla Bance, Director of Alchemy Business UK Group and OB Business Solutions As part of my business journey, I am lucky enough to meet some inspiring individuals...
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Red Leopard X Dorothee Schumacher

May 4, 2017

How ridiculously cool was this event with Red Leopard at Dorothea Schumacher? This is what I kept asking myself, all the way home. These ladies KNOW what they are talking...
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WINners mingle at the House of Lords by Maeve Staunton Henderson

November 3, 2016

This was my second year at the House of Lords to hear the Baronesses and their stories. It is quite a magical evening and this year did not disappoint. I...
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  • ‪📣 Announcing: ‬ ‪A Collective View: Female Entrepreneurship. Darina Allen, founder Ballymaloe Cooking School, Mary McKenna MBE, Leading STEM Entrepreneur and Angel Investor. Chair Marina Donohoe Enterprise Ireland‬
🕰 Monday 11 Nov 6-8.30pm‬
‪🛎 Killik & Co. London W1‬
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  • 🎭Why Shouldn’t I Go? Written and performed by Janet Behan, Directed by Jessica Higgs. 🎟November 14 – 16, London Irish Centre, Tickets £11.37

In the play three very different women, each of whom grew up in Ireland in the sixties, tell their stories — at some points very funny, at others, heartbreaking. 
Funny and shocking by turns, “Why Shouldn’t I Go?” tells the stories of three very different Irishwomen with one thing in common – religion and the impact it has had on their lives. 
In Realtine our heroine has joined a creative writing class but a long-buried secret has so far prevented her from writing a word. Today her story comes pouring out —'So one day a nun comes to the school. A beautiful creature from the Poor Clare. Not many women can look beautiful in a nun's habit.' Reclusive Noreen rails against her daughter, husband and neighbours for ruining her life; in reality her life was ruined years before, when she was little more than a child —'Come near me again with that thing and I’ll chop it off for you! You won’t be so big when I’ve Cinished with you, I’m telling you boy! I’ll chop it off for you, CHOP, CHOP, CHOP!' Susan, wife of the town’s highly respected pastor, realises she’s pregnant. The townsfolk offer hearty congratulations to their beloved pastor but are they misplaced? —‘On our wedding night, after the driest of dry dos, I lay, eyes shut, in the bridal suite of the Causeway Hotel, waiting for the Cireworks to commence . . . ‘

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Guess who popped in to see us today...Sandra Oh,  with her lovely family .. she loves to cook... @sandra_oh #graysanatomy
  • 📸 @marieclairetrish •
Not many Monday mornings start like this, but what a pleasure to interview the fabulous Oriole Cullen, curator of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the Women’s Irish Network breakfast bright and early today. #oriolecullen @winwomenuk #irishinlondon
  • ✨Funny, articulate and extremely down to earth - it was a pleasure to hear Oriole Cullen’s journey to become the curator of Dior’s Designer of Dreams exhibition at @V_and_A and learn about her view of the art & design world today.
“The world is in tumultuous times. 
The title of the show [Designer of Dreams] represented escapism, because Dior became a representative of a new world after the hardships of war. His story is a very positive one.” Oriole Cullen at our #BusinessBreakfast.
A special thank you to all the new people who joined our event today, and the renowned Orla Kiely who is a great supporter and @marieclairetrish who interviews Oriole- it was a full house of 70 at @CorriganMayfair and it was a pleasure to meet you all! To hear about future events sign up to our newsletter. (Link in bio☝🏽!) And a special thank you to @WeAreAMS for supporting our #BusinessBreakfasts ✨
  • ✨Sold out! Our next Business Breakfast with Oriole Cullen is now sold out. We’ll see you at @corrigans_mayfair next Monday morning for an awe-inspiring talk from the Irish curator of @vamuseum’s Dior exhibition. If you want to attend our next event, make sure you join our newsletter! #oriolecullen #winwomenuk #womensirishnetwork #corrigans #network #womeninart #womeninbusiness #london #londonirish #irishinlondon

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