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'I made sure to stand my ground' - Emer Timmons on what it takes to make it up the corporate ranks

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Emer Timmons: Business owner, Former board member, Flutter Entertainment

Emer Timmons: Business owner, Former board member, Flutter Entertainment

Emer Timmons: Business owner, Former board member, Flutter Entertainment

When Emer Timmons walked into her class in Maynooth University for the first time, she was asked by a male classmate: "What are you doing here?"

Timmons, who's just stepped down from the board of Flutter Entertainment Plc, where she enjoyed three successful years as independent non-executive director, was the only woman enrolled in the bachelor's degree in economics and maths at the time.

"I remember walking in and a guy saying 'should you not be at home learning to cook and sew'," she told the Irish Independent.