The stunning setting of Palmerstown House in Naas, Co Kildare was the perfect location for Ulster Bank’s Business Women Can’s networking lunch held on Friday 15th May. The theme of the event was “Delivering a Difference” and the 3 speakers are prime examples of inspirational ladies who live that vision.
Joan Freeman – Founder of Pieta House, a centre for the prevention of self-harm and suicide which Joan opened in 2006 due to the lack of suicide prevention services at the time.
In 2011 Joan was presented with the People of the Year award by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, to acknowledge her remarkable achievements in the area of suicide prevention.
Maeve Lewis – Executive Director of One in Four, a Dublin based NGO providing professional psychotherapy and advocacy services to adult survivors of child sexual abuse and to their families together with a sex offender treatment programme.
Since 2008 Maeve has lead One in Four successfully through a turbulent time when resources diminished by twenty five per cent and demand for services trebled.
Liz Waters – Director of An Cosan’s Virtual Community College. Liz has been involved in community education for over 25 years; nineteen of these with An Cosan , providing community based adult education and enterprise to the community of Tallaght West.
Under Liz’s leadership An Cosan embarked to virtualises its curriculum, from basic education to degree level through the An Cosan’s Virtual Community College.
Representatives of more then 40 female-led businesses gathered at the beautiful Manor House venue for the afternoon which was packed with Networking opportunities, Insightful speakers and brilliant opportunities to mix with like minded people.