This September the London based charity Women’s Irish Network (WIN) will host a special networking breakfast with guest speaker Sean O’Driscoll, President of Glen Dimplex at Corrigan’s restaurant, London.
Set in the plush surrounds of Mayfair, this Michelin star restaurant has been described as “grand but not overbearing”. The same could be said about the Women’s Irish Network, which boasts most of London’s elite professional Irish women as members, but yet remains a friendly and approachable group.
The network runs fundraising events throughout the year, from comedy nights in small local venues to panel debates at the House of Commons. The aim of the group is to bring together members of the Irish community to build professional and social connections, while supporting worthy causes.
The funds raised by the network’s events go directly to the Irish Youth Foundation, which supports projects for women and young people in Ireland and the UK.
From 8am on Thurs 8th Sept, Corrigan’s will serve a hot breakfast to accompany some pre-talk networking, hosted by Chair Cecilia Gallagher.
Gillian Kelly from Hooper and Kind told The Irish World “the WIN breakfast series is just magic. Each time I get the opportunity to attend one I leave feeling inspired and excited about business possibilities. It’s such a lovely early morning event and I genuinely meet the most fascinating business players.”
The day’s speaker, Sean O’Driscoll heads up Glen Dimplex, one of the most successful Irish companies in the world, operating over four continents.
Sean joined Glen Dimplex in 1990, as Group finance Director; moving up to Chief Executive Officer in 1998 and then to President in 2016. Prior to joining Glen Dimplex, he was a partner in KPMG. He is a member of the National Competitiveness Council of Ireland and is one of six Industry Partners appointed to assist the Government on the Action Plan for Jobs.
A Commerce Graduate of University College Cork and a Chartered Accountant, he was awarded an Honorary OBE for services to British Industry and a Legion d’Honneur for his contribution to French Irish relationships.
For more info on Glen Dimplex check out this video:
For more information, contact the Women’s Irish Network directly via their website: www.womensirishnetwork.com
Tickets are available here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/win-breakfast