Pioneering woman to be honoured
The first woman to have been appointed a partner at PwC in Ireland will be honored with the Ireland-US Council's 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award at a dinner in Dublin Castle on Friday, June 24.
The award is being made to Marie O'Connor, marking her role in building business bonds between America and Ireland, and is planned as the centerpiece of the council's 2016 MidSummer Gala Dinner.
Marie O'Connor was the first woman to be made a partner of Price Waterhouse in Ireland 30 years ago. She has specialised in audit and business advisory services to the financial services industry.
She led PwC's Irish Funds and Asset Management practice for 12 years and was also a member of the PwC's Global Asset Management leadership team.
She has been a board member of the Ireland-US Council for many years, is active in fund raising for the Irish Cancer Society and sits on the President's Advisory Board at UCD.
In addition she leads the 30pc Club in Ireland, which campaigns for gender balance in companies to board level.