Saturday 20 December 2014

'Women must lead the drive for change'

Published 23/08/2014 | 02:30

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Deirdre Waldron, Network Ireland, Ciara Conlon. President Network Dublin, Margaret E. Ward, journalist and founder of Clear Ink and Broadly Speaking and Olwen Dawe Vice President Network Ireland, pictured at the Network Dublin August Event.

Irish business women determined to up the numbers


Its up to you each of you to change the percentages by making your mark, no matter how big or small said entrepreneur, journalist and founder of Clear Ink and Broadly Speaking, Margaret E Ward to over 70 businesswomen in Dublin earlier this week. With only 15% of women in the Dail and 9% of women on the boards of plcs Ward said we have some way to go to reach the 30% tipping point necessary for real influence.
The women, part of Network Irelands Dublin branch, packed into the conservatory of House Lesson Street to hear Ward speak about How to Master Influential Communication at Work. 

Network Dublin President Ciara Conlon, a productivity coach and author, said On evenings like tonight we a
Deirdre Waldron, Network Ireland, Ciara Conlon. President Network Dublin, Margaret E. Ward, journalist and founder of Clear Ink and Broadly Speaking and Olwen Dawe Vice President Network Ireland, pictured at the Network Dublin August Event.

WOMEN in business have been urged to make their mark and drive changes in the world of business and politics.

Margaret E Ward, founder of Clear Ink and Broadly Speaking, said: "It's up to you each of you to change the percentages by making your mark, no matter how big or small" as she addressed the Network Dublin event for August.

She said that with women representing only 15pc of those in the Dail, and 9pc of boards, there is some way to go to reach the 30pc tipping point for real influence.

Network Dublin President Ciara Conlon, a productivity coach and author, said: "On evenings like tonight we are reminded that it was not only our right as women to make our mark - but our responsibility".

Network Ireland is a nationwide organisation for women with more than 450 members.

Irish Independent

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