Network Ireland Kilkenny and International Women’s Day
# Stand Strong, Stand Tall

Mary Cody

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Mary Cody

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mary.cody@kilkennypeople.ie

Network Ireland Kilkenny and International Women’s Day# Stand Strong, Stand Tall

Helen Carroll who will speak at the upcoming event

A very special event will take place at the Newpark Hotel on Thursday (March 8) to mark International Women’s Day.
Special guests include Helen Carroll from RTE’s Ear to the Ground, Michelle Long and Claire Cahill, the winners of 2017 Kilkenny People of the Year awards and founders of Scoliosis Advocacy Network and Julie Calderpotts from High Bank Orchard.
A journalist with over 25 years experience, Helen Carroll is best known as a presenter on Ear to the Ground, RTE Television’s Farming and Food programme. She has produced, presented, reported and researched on national radio and television for both RTE and TV3. Her work in the print media has seen her write news, features, reviews and a weekly column for both local and national publications.
Two mothers, Claire Cahill and Michelle Long, work tirelessly to raise awareness around a medical condition, Scoliosis, and who campaign for reduced waiting lists were announced as the overall winners of the Kilkenny People of the Year awards.
Julie Calder-Potts produces an award winning range of apple based products ranging from syrups and ciders, to vodka, gin and liqueurs. Julie was inspired and began experimenting with all the apples in her kitchen.
Network Ireland is a progressive, dynamic organisation supporting the professional and personal development of women. Tickets can be booked in advance at http://bit.ly/2CJQJDA

 A journalist with over 25 years experience, Helen Carroll is best known as a presenter on Ear to the Ground, RTE Television’s Farming and Food programme. She has produced, presented, reported and researched on national radio and television for both RTE and TV3. Her work in the print media has seen her write news, features, reviews and a weekly column for both local and national publications. Two mothers, Claire Cahill and Michelle Long, who work tirelessly to raise awareness around a medical condition, Scoliosis, and who campaign for reduced waiting lists were announced as the overall winners of the Kilkenny People of the Year awards for their trojan work. The ladies founded the Scoliosis Advocacy Network to highlight the need for better access to treatment and to provide support to children living with the condition and their families. Julie Calder-Potts produces an award winning range of apple based products ranging from syrups and ciders, to vodka, gin and liqueurs. Julie was inspired and began experimenting with all the apples in her kitchen. She left a pot on the Aga one day as she went to answer the phone and, by accident or fate, Highbank Orchards Syrup was born. Julie puts the success of the award winning syrup down to the land where the apples are grown. Network Ireland is a progressive, dynamic organisation supporting the professional and personal development of women. Throughout the 11 nationwide branches of Network Ireland, membership is made up of a very diverse group of women, from budding entrepreneurs, SME owners, professionals and leaders in indigenous and multinational organisations, to non-profits, charities, arts and the public sector. As a voluntary organisation Network Ireland has many aims and objectives to promote women in business, including providing a forum where professional women can exchange ideas and increase business contacts, encouraging women to achieve more satisfying careers and to market the skills and expertise of Network members. These are achieved through their monthly events, national conferences, new Mentorship Programme and through their Awards Programme. Anyone who is interested in discovering what Network Ireland has to offer is encouraged to come along to this event. On the night guests will be introduced to Network Ireland and how the organisation can support, inspire and champion you and your business or career through the new Kilkenny Branch. It is essential that anyone interested in attending the talk books in advance. Tickets can be booked at http://bit.ly/2CJQJDA