100 Women in Finance: Building your Non-Executive Career Educational Session

On Thursday, 25th October, 100 Women in Finance, Dublin (“100WF”) invited members and guests to a fully subscribed educational session at the office of BlackRock. The event was entitled – Building Your Non-Executive Career”.
A panel consisting of some of Ireland’s most experienced and well-known professionals/practitioners in the NED and Executive space took to the stage and was expertly moderated by our own Anne Keys (Joint Managing Partner).
Speakers included: Carin Bryans (Senior Country Head & CEO, J.P. Morgan), Eimear Cowhey (Independent Director), Ros O’Shea (Independent Director) and Catherine Woods (Independent Director).
Panellists discussed the role of the Non-Executive Director, how the role of the NED has changed over the last couple of years, as well as their own personal experiences of a career as a NED, and what advice they would have to anyone interested in this career.
The panel discussion was followed by a lively and highly interactive Q&A session and plenty of time for networking.
The Panel would like to congratulate 100WF on another inspirational event, and a big thanks to the panellist for enabling such a great discussion forum. Congratulations also to Anne, for leading the session expertly and to the event sponsors BlackRock.
If you’re interested in sponsoring one of 100WF events or becoming a member please contact the 100WF Dublin Committee on [email protected] or Anne Keys (100WF Committee Member) on [email protected].

Images courtesy of Ines Amaral.


The Panel attends The Gloss Magazine – Look the Business event 2018

We were delighted to attend the 2018 LOOK THE BUSINESS event at the RDS yesterday evening (#LTB18), Tuesday 23rd October. An event that saw over 1,400 business women (and men) enjoy an evening full of fashion, beauty, and inspiration.

This glamorous evening saw speakers such as Dame Helena Morrissey, Founder of 30% club, speak about her incredible career, and how she combines it with being a mother of nine.
The inspirational Anne O’Leary, CEO of Vodafone Ireland, shared with the attendees that an amazing 63% of execs in Vodafone Ireland are women and the fact that they have achieved a 50:50 in management is something she is very proud of.

The event was moderated by Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin (Academic & Broadcaster) and was, as always, superbly organised, with the range of designers featured in the fashion show proving to be a huge hit. There were also a number of exquisite prizes on offer during the night.
A large number of representatives from the Irish legal and financial services industry was present, together with retail, hospitality and professional services.
Present from The Panel was Anne Keys (Managing Partner), Sarah Kelly (Partner, Legal & HR), Louise O’Leary (Senior Recruitment Manager, Banking & Treasury), Louise Thornton (Recruitment Consultant, IT & Business Change), Ildiko Kiss (Senior Resourcer, IT & Business Change), Clare O’Donoghue (Senior Recruitment Consultant, Banking & Treasury), and Evan Farren (Recruitment Consultant, HR & Legal).

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Anne Keys to moderate 100 Women in Finance upcoming education session

We are delighted to announce that our Managing Partner Anne Keys will be moderating the panel discussion at the upcoming 100 Women in Finance educational session (sold-out event).

On Thursday 25th October, 100WF presents their “Building Your Non-Executive Career” educational session at the offices of BlackRock. As per 100WF, this event is aimed at professionals considering a transition from a senior leadership role to a portfolio career as an independent non-executive director (iNED). It will offer participants the opportunity to learn more about practical strategies, and lots of practical advice.

Speakers include; Carin Bryans (J.P. Morgan), Eimear Cowhey (Independent Director), Ros O’Shea (Independent Director), and Catherine Woods (Independent Director).

If you’re interested in sponsoring one of their events or becoming a member please contact the 100WF Dublin Committee on [email protected] or Anne Keys (100WF Committee Member) on [email protected]


The Panel to attend the Women of Concern Annual Awards Luncheon

The Panel is delighted to attend the Women of Concern Annual Awards Luncheon, a celebration of the lives of women and girls worldwide, at the Shelbourne Hotel on Friday 19th October.

Celebrating 50 years dealing with issues concerning extreme poverty and injustice towards women worldwide, Concern, in partnership with EY, invites guests to an afternoon of inspirational talks. This year is a milestone year for Concern and we look forward to celebrating with them on Friday 19th at The Shelbourne Hotel.

This year the Honouree Award recipient is Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland.

Representing The Panel will be Sarah Kelly (Partner, Legal & HR) and Evan Farren (Recruitment Consultant, Legal & HR).

For more information on Concern Worldwide and the work they carry out click on the link. 


The Panel attends the Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers Gala Dinner 2018

The Panel, patrons of the Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers (IACT), was delighted to attend and sponsor a table at this year’s annual Gala Dinner at the Shelbourne Hotel on Friday 5th October.

As always the black-tie event was organised and executed impeccably by the event committee, headed up by Michele Fogarty (IACT administrator) – congratulations on another fantastic event!

Speaking at the event was Anne Fitzgerald (Financial & Operations Controller, Securitas Group Treasury Centre) and Leo Johnson (Partner, Disruption Lead, PwC United Kingdom).

The Panel’s table was hosted by Alan Bluett (Partner, Banking & Treasury).

[Images courtesy of IACT]