Ellvena Graham was among twenty five female business leaders who were honoured at this years WXN Most Powerful Women event in the Intercontinental Hotel, Dublin on 11th June 2015. The award was a very fitting tribute for Ellvena who has recently retired from Ulster Bank after a 33 year career. Nominees were judged under a host of different headings: career accomplishments, vision and leadership and corporate performance. Other winners on the night included Anne O’Leary, CEO Vodafone, Siobhan Talbot Group Managing Director, Glanbia and Julie Sinnamon CEO Enterprise Ireland. Cathriona Hallahan, MD, Microsoft Ireland was inducted into the Hall of fame, having been in the Top 25 on two previous occasions. Over 400 Business Leaders from across the country attended the gala event which was preceded by a day long business summit. Ellvena was joined on the night by a number of her Ulster Bank colleagues to celebrate her success.
WXN was founded in Canada in 1997 and today is Canada’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. The organization has 17,500 members in Canada and Ireland has 2,500 members. WXN is launching in London in September this year and it is hoped that this chapter will generate more cross channel business and opportunity for WXN members.