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Friday, 22 September 2017 from 07:30 to 10:00 (IST)

IMAGE Networking Breakfast: September 22

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Early Bird 22 Sep 2017 €35.00 €2.82
General Admission 22 Sep 2017 €45.00 €3.45

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From staffing, to marketing, to product development and beyond, our busy professional lives demand that we make hundreds of decisions every day. Some are considered, others must be made on the spur of the moment. And while many may be small, others will be undoubtedly lead to ''Sliding Doors'' moments, with significants effects on our future, and for all of those around us. 

Join us for an exceptionally inspiring morning where we hear from two of Ireland's most accomplished businesswomen to hear how they have negotiated their professional paths, and how they've faced, and made some huge decisions along the way. 


WHEN Friday, September 22

from 7.30am - 10am

WHERE The Marker Hotel,
Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2


*Includes a luxury gift bag and treats for everyone from No7!

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01 271 9687 or



Founder, Lily O'Brien's Chocolates


Mary Ann O’Brien is one of the most widely recognized and successful female entrepreneurs to emerge in Ireland in the past twenty-five years. Having started Lily O’Brien’s chocolates in her small Kildare kitchen in 1992, she has grown the business into one of the country’s most recognized global brands. The company’s commitment to exports has also led to numerous accolades including Irish Food Exporter of the Year in 2013, as well as numerous Great Taste Awards for the many wonderful chocolates in Lily O’Brien’s repertoire. More recently the company has reached > €31 million turnover in 2016 and has exceeded £10.1 million retail sales value in the UK market for the same period and while ownership of the company has moved to Carlyle Cardinal, Mary Ann remains very much at the heart of New Product Development and Sales Strategy for the business.

Mary Ann is also co-founder of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, along with her husband Jonathan Irwin, which was set up in 1997 following the tragic death of their son Jack.  She has also served as a Senator in the Seanad for a number of years at the request of An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the business and charity sectors.


Chairperson, Communicorp Group Limited


A graduate of the College of Marketing and Design, Lucy joined Esat Digifone as an advisor in its bid and subsequent launch as Ireland’s second GSM mobile phone operator. She served in a number of senior positions within the company, including managing director, Esat Clear; director of marketing of Esat Telecom Group; and chief operating officer. Lucy is chairperson of Communicorp Group Limited, which owns and operates radio stations across Ireland, the UK and Europe, including Today FM and Newstalk 106-108 FM. She is a founding director of Digicel Group since its launch in Jamaica in 2001 and was appointed to the board of Independent News & Media as a non-executive director in 2009.

 The first in our autumn series of Networking Breakfasts, enjoy plenty of time to network with peers in the five-star Marker Hotel ahead of the morning's presentations. It's the most empowering start to a weekend you could think of! Plus, we'll have plenty of treats and gifts for you all.



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Grand Canal Dock
Dublin 2

Friday, 22 September 2017 from 07:30 to 10:00 (IST)

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