Newry Chamber Go Hybrid For International Women’s Day Celebration Lunch
Newry Chamber has announced the return of their International Women’s Day Celebration Lunch. This year’s event will take the form of a hybrid event, with the in-person event taking place on Friday 11 March, 2022 at Killeavy Castle Estate.
Due to restricted numbers, the in-person event has already sold-out but schools, businesses and friends can take part virtually.
This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias and guests will hear from a range of inspirational women who are leaders in their respective fields. Keynote addresses will be delivered by Moyagh Murdock, CEO of Insurance Ireland and Annette Kelly, AKA Little Penny Thoughts.
The panel discussion will include Gemma Murphy, Partner and Manager at Jack Murphy Jewellers; Edwina Flynn, CEO of Wood Innovations and Maurice Hutchinson, Managing Director of JMK Solicitors. The MC is Deborah Loughran, Managing Director of King Communication. DELI LITES Ireland are the online partner and will be providing Artisan traybakes for anyone who wishes to come together to celebrate. All profits from the traybake sales will be donated to the event Charity Partners, Southern Area Hospice Services and Life and Time. The lunch is sponsored by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Jack Murphy Jewellers.
President of Newry Chamber, Julie Gibbons said, “One of the goals of the Chamber is to promote diversity in the workplace and to help inspire businesspeople to achieve their ambitions. We were delighted to have such a fantastic range of speakers who are all breaking the bias and will share their stories. Our two keynote speakers will provide our live and virtual audiences with inspiration from two very different perspectives. Moyagh Murdock is the Chief Executive Officer of Insurance Ireland. She began the role at the beginning of the pandemic in April 2020. Originally from Newry, Moyagh had a high-profile role as CEO of the Irish Road Safety Authority. During her career she also worked at Bus Eireann, Bombardier, Aer Lingus and Caterpillar.”
Ms Gibbons continued, “Annette Kelly is the Co-Founder of Little Penny Thoughts and Creator of Wellness From Within. A passionate mental health advocate, Annette believes in the importance of looking after our thoughts and mindset to boost our overall health and wellbeing. As a personal development coach, she strives to uplift, inspire and empower the individuals and groups she has the pleasure of working with. I would encourage your business, school or group of friends to sign up to the virtual event and discuss how you can individually and collectively, continue to break the bias.”
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Deputy Chairperson, Councillor Oonagh Magennis said, “We commend Newry Chamber for hosting this event. We have many women across the district that are breaking the bias. They have extraordinary careers and are role models within our society. It is important we take time out to hear and learn from these inspirational women and I am really looking forward to this event.”
Jack Murphy Jewellers Partner and Manager, Gemma Murphy said, “We are exceptionally proud to be associated with International Women’s Day and look forward to welcoming guests to the fabulous surroundings of Killeavy Castle Estate. We will be adding a few extra touches and it will be a fantastic occasion and celebration.”
DELI LITES Ireland Chief Strategy Officer, Jackie Reid said, “DELI LITES Ireland is delighted to be associated with this signature event. We believe strongly in diversity and inclusion and as Co-Founder of DELI LITES, it brings me great pleasure to see those from all backgrounds including women, progressing through our ranks and carving out their own successful professional careers."
How to Book:
To involve your workplace, school or group of friends in this virtual event, which runs from 1:45pm to 3pm, please complete the order form at www.newrychamber.com.
How to Order DELI Lites Artisan Traybakes:
The exclusive DELI LITES Artisan Traybakes come in platters of 30 pieces, and serve 10 people at a cost of £25.00. All profits from the sales will be donated to Southern Area Hospice Services and Life and Time.
The deadline to order is Tuesday 8 March at 12pm. Platters can be collected from the Chamber Offices located at Granite Exchange, 5 Kildare Street, Newry on Thursday 10 March 2022.