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 (Our volunteers will do their best to accommodate as many people as possible.)

WIN in Conversation with Chris Kane


Chair Angela Brady interviews Chris Kane about his new book Where Is My Office?
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Coping with overwhelm in these times


Overwhelm is an emotional state.  It is often accompanied by the thought that we have so much to do, and we don’t know where to start.  We feel stressed, anxious...
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Meet the WIN Bursary Awardees 2020


Earlier this summer with the support of WIN friends and champions, we for the second year running awarded £3,000 bursaries to some incredible Irish women working in the arts, and...
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Top tips on staying fit and healthy at home during COVID-19: Niamh Branigan, NB Dance Fitness


It's normal to be worried or to feel stressed during this difficult time, but there are many things we can do to help us mind our mental health and wellbeing....
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Hi all, I hope everyone is minding themselves during this surreal time and that everyone is staying safe. I became a member of  WIN late last year and it has...
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Staying connected with icap


At icap we closed the doors of our two centres, in London and Birmingham, on the day after St Patrick’s day, eight weeks ago. Our groups met for their final...
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Lessons from my career journey: Fyona Knight


As I celebrate my 20th year of working in London, I’ve been reflecting on the career lessons I’ve learned over the past two decades. While I never could have imagined the...
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Keeping Our Immune System in Tip Top Condition


One month ago, little did we know what an unprecedented world we would be living in today. Since that time, the way we engage with our family, friends, communities and...
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Embarking on a Career in Art – Sorcha Richardson Guest Blog


Job-hunting in the current climate is undoubtedly a challenge, however finding a route into the visual arts hasn’t always been easy. Below are my top tips for anyone looking to...
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30 Years of the Irish Youth Foundation (UK)


- 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: The Women’s Irish Network 2020 bursary applications are now open


For Immediate Release The Women’s Irish Network is delighted to announce that for the second year running we will be awarding two bursaries, one in Education and one in the...
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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.


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


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


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


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


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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A Collective View: Female Entrepreneurship


On a rainy November evening in West London, the Women’s Irish Network members gathered to hear the empowering stories of three of Ireland’s leading female entrepreneurs for A Collective View:...
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Four amazing women take to the stage at the Embassy of Ireland’s to celebrate International Women’s Day


The creative spirit of femininity was alive and well at the Embassy of Ireland, London in early March as members of the Women’s Irish Network (WIN) and guests of the...
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WIN celebrate the Irish Youth Foundation (UK) and ICAP at the Embassy of Ireland Annual Reception


The WIN Women were out in style for this year's Irish Youth Foundation and WIN Annual reception at the Embassy of Ireland on December 11. Thank you to the Irish...
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Today we bring you the wonderful new single ‘Little Rooms’ by the amazingly gifted singer songwriter Victoria Keating. This song is her first release as a solo artist, and it is very special. It is an uplifting hymn to hope, an antidote to dark times:

Our lovely chairperson @MichelleDeignan's film 'Idiots' is screening tonight at 7pm as part of Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin @ripbm from The Louvre. It's a celebration of contemporary moving images, new cinema and contemporary art. Watch here:

| RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS/BERLIN | new cinema and contemporary art |

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