ADVENTURE tourism promoter Catriona O’Donoghue is the new President of Network Ireland Limerick, the forum for women in business, the professions and the arts.
The Sales and Marketing Manager for Get West and Escape Limerick was presented with the chain of office by outgoing president Valerie Murphy with Petrina Hayes of the Savoy Hotel taking over as Vice President for the coming year.
Describing her new role as “an incredible opportunity to give back”, Ms O’Donoghue said that by joining Network Ireland Limerick, she gained an incredibly supportive network of women who were there to share in both the challenges and successes of her business journey.
As President of the Network Ireland Limerick, she will be responsible for fostering the aims and objectives of Network Ireland, representing the Limerick branch at National Executive meetings and overseeing the smooth running of monthly events locally.
It will be an action-packed year for the Network as Ms O’Donoghue also intends on introducing additional events and activities so that “members further expand their network and forge deeper connections with one another”.
“It is an incredibly exciting and progressive time in Limerick. For women in business, the professions and the arts, we all have the opportunity to be brave and ambitious and to forge out very rewarding businesses, careers, collaborations and lives for ourselves in the Mid-West and, it is my belief, that we are best placed to achieve this together.”
“I want to keep building on the incredible work that the presidents before me have done in terms of building relationships with other organisations in the wider business community, including LEO Limerick and Limerick Chamber, as well as with other Network Ireland branches. This will give our members an opportunity to broaden their network, build collaborative partnerships and expand their outlook.”
“I also want to increase awareness of the other benefits that come with being a member of Network Ireland; from our free Mentoring for Success Programme, to the opportunity of profiling your business by entering the Businesswoman of the Year Awards, to attending free events across 15 branches,” she concluded.
Membership of Network Ireland Limerick is made up of a diverse group of women from across the Mid-West, from budding entrepreneurs, SME owners, professionals and leaders in large organisations to non profits, charities, arts and the public sector.
by Tom McCullough