By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland It’s often said that adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it. Each one of us, no matter our background or circumstances has had to deal with some level of adversity at some point in our lives. This is especially true at the present time…

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Iconic environmental activist and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich has been revealed as a guest speaker at this year’s IoD Women’s Leadership Conference. Known for “fighting hard and winning big”, Erin will join the leading business organisation for its virtual Women’s Leadership Conference sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, taking place in March. Erin, whose story became…

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Leader

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland A common misconception is that the only people to find success are those born with a silver spoon in their mouth, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. I take a look at the business leaders around me, in Northern Ireland and further…

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A senior health professional turned social entrepreneur was the winner of the 4K Pitch at the IoD Women’s Leadership Conference, securing £4,000 funding for her fledgling business. Glenda Burns of Breathe NI which provides support services to parents impacted by trauma, was one of four female entrepreneurs to pitch for delegates’ votes at the annual…

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IoD WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE TO HELP LEADERS FIND WINNING EDGE

Business leaders will be inspired to aim for the ‘Winning Edge’ at the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Women’s Leadership Conference 2019. The leading business organisation has announced Riverdance co-founder Dr Moya Doherty as keynote speaker at the event, sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, which will take place at Titanic Belfast on 8th…

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Kirsty McManus, National Director of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland, comments on Energy from Waste plant Mallusk

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Northern Ireland is fortunate to benefit from a strong network of female business leaders, many of whom gathered last week for Institute of Directors (IoD) Women’s Leadership Conference. And yet, company boards and senior management teams across the UK and further afield continue to…

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Business leaders will be urged to break through the ‘glass ceiling’ at the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference, at which best-selling author and TV presenter Liz Earle MBE will be guest speaker. Launching the conference, which will take place at Crowne Plaza Belfast on 9th March, 2018 are, from left, Kirsty McManus, IoD NI National Director and Catriona Gibson, Managing Partner of leading law firm Arthur Cox which is the event’s main sponsor. Liz Earle is a leading authority on beauty, nutrition and wellbeing and is best known for launching the Liz Earle Beauty Co, now owned by Walgreen Boots Alliance. In addition to the keynote address, the conference will feature panel sessions focused on innovation, the language of leadership and emotional intelligence and a range of exclusive lunchtime roundtable discussions led by some of Northern Ireland’s most successful female business leaders. Among speakers to also be confirmed for the event are Flybe chief executive Christine Ourmieres-Widener and Ciara Donlon of Theya Healthcare. For further details, including a full list of speakers, and to book a place, visit www.iod.com/ni.

Business leaders will be urged to break through the ‘glass ceiling’ at the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference, at which best-selling author and TV presenter Liz Earle MBE will be guest speaker. The event, sponsored by leading law firm Arthur Cox, will take place at Crowne Plaza Belfast on…

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