Leading women from the Irish Grocery industry gathered in the Westbury Hotel at the first ‘Today’s Women in Grocery’ networking lunch on Friday September 16th. The ‘Today’s Women in Grocery’ (TWIG) group was created by the Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund (IGBF) in order to provide exciting new networking events targeted at a female audience, work towards raising the profile of women in grocery and raise funds on behalf of the IGBF charity.
Melanie Morris, editor of Image Magazine, compèred the event which was attended by more than 160 senior leaders from across the grocery sector. Speakers included Sharon Buckley, Group Commercial Director, Musgrave Group; Caroline Keeling, CEO of Keelings and Sarah O’Connor, Co-Founder, The Cool Bean Company.
Sharon Yourell Lawlor, Chair of the Committee and MD of Think Plan Do Consulting, said: “We are delighted that there was such a strong turn out to the first of many TWIG events. Beyond the strength of attendance, we were blown away by the enthusiasm and excitement in the room. The luncheon gave women in the trade an opportunity to connect and listen to the inspirational stories and experiences of ‘Creating Connections’ in the careers of our three wonderful speakers.”
Through TWIG, the IGBF plan to encourage more female leadership and participation in Industry events and initiatives. The next TWIG networking luncheon is scheduled to take place on 19th May 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin. Those wishing to register their interest should contact Hotel Solutions.
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