Network Ireland was established in 1983 to bring like-minded entrepreneurs together to collaborate, share ideas and knowledge, and lend support and encouragement as they grew their businesses.
One of 13 branches across the country, the North Tipperary branch is a thriving mecca of creativity and professionalism. Their members have developed strong relationships – both business and personal and stand shoulder to shoulder to face the many challenges of being in business in the 21st century.
The objective of Network Ireland & its branches is:
- Providing a forum where professional women can exchange ideas and increase business contacts
- Encouraging women to achieve more satisfying careers
- Marketing the skills and expertise of Network members
- Promoting women as worthy contributors to the Irish economy and decision-making bodies
- Liaising with National and International Organisations
- Creating Links into Government and State Bodies
- Promoting a high standard of ethics in business
- Promoting the welfare of the community through the joint effort of members.
Network Ireland North Tipperary President Aileen Delaney is a native Of Toomevara and has been a member of Network North Tipperary for approximately 6 years. She held the position of treasurer in 2016 & Vice President in 2017 & was very happy to take over the reins as President in 2018.
“My theme for the year is really all about women supporting women, empowering each other & building collaborative relationships, whilst supporting the National Presidents theme of #PayItforward . It’s really as simple as let’s help each other out by asking “what can I do to help your business”? Or “how can I help with any challenges you have in your business? “Of course, it’s not all about business, we want to create an environment where women can talk openly, be themselves & also have a bit of fun. I would encourage business owners, start-ups, thinking about starting a business & employees to come along & see what the network has to offer. There is something to suit everyone”
The 2018 calendar of events for North Tipperary Network is bursting at the seams!
They have already welcomed speakers such as local lady Clodagh Kavanagh CEO Of Abbey Machinery and Mags Boland Of Boffin Consultancy. In April, they hosted Commandant Catriona McCabe From the Irish Air Corps! http://www.networkireland.ie/events
All members get an opportunity to showcase their business both at monthly meetings & on social media throughout the year. There’s facilitated networking, workshops on how to perfect your business pitch, summer BBQ & of course the annual awards ceremony. The awards ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the professionalism, vision & leadership within the branch.
Every year the network supports a local charity; this year a number of members have volunteered to do a parachute jump which will support the #Timesup movement. Organisations such as Ascend, Four In One & Rape Crisis Centre are all organisations which support survivors of domestic & sexual abuse. All proceeds of the parachute jump will go to these worthwhile charities.
As a voluntary organisation, all committee members, nationally and at branch level, give freely of their time to coordinate and manage events, speakers, and our flagship national events.
Network Ireland provides a forum in which new and established business women can develop professional and personal contacts to ensure that their contribution and influence is recognised as a vital force in business and in society.
Network Ireland is unique in the fact that it offers support, mentoring and confidence building for women, in particular those starting in business or returning to the workplace. Members can develop and pool their individual skills through interaction and collaboration with other women in a supportive environment which offers training, mentoring and an opportunity to tap into the skills and specialist expertise of other members.
Network Ireland North Tipperary Committee for 2018
President: Aileen Delaney SYS Wealth & Financial Planners
Vice President Thurles: Brid Harrington Premier Insurances
Vice President Nenagh: Geraldine Byrne Mediskin
Treasurer: Triona Fitzgerald Nenagh Credit Union
Ex Efico: Miriam Durack 2UpSkill
Social Media: Geraldine Byrne/Aine Byrne Mediskin
Membership: Christine Fanning Break Through Coach/Juice Plus
Awards Coordinator: Liz Fitzgibbon 2Upskill
If you are interested in joining please contact Aileen on 086 8339882 or follow Network North Tipperary on the below social media forums.
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