The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) hosted its 6th annual Women@SIMI event in conjunction with its sponsor Bank of Ireland, recently in the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
The event had its largest attendance to date with over 160 professional women from a variety of different sectors within the Motor Industry in Ireland. Delivering an impressive panel of guest speakers, Mary Kennedy, Master of Ceremonies interviewed Breege O’Donoghue, former Primark Board Member & Group Director, a pioneer of the retail world and champion of women in Business. Along with Alison Comyn, award winning TV and broadcast journalist and expert in effective communications.
Breege O’Donoghue, Former Primark Board Member & Group Director, Chair-Business & Human Rights Implementation Group, Real World Analytics, Design & Craft Council Ireland.“In whatever role one plays in leadership be true to oneself show courage independence initiative, appreciate the need to recognise, respect and value differences, blend passion, persistence and tenacity. Know right from wrong be ethically aware, be satisfied with only the very best. Do not be clouded in power and status but generous in heart and spirit and yes, it is encouragement and love that inspired people to success and be happy the world over”.
Gabriel Keane President of SIMI addressing attendees “While there are many challenges currently facing our Industry, we must not lose sight of the contribution made by the 47,300 people that work in the Irish Motor Industry that continue to keep Ireland moving. I am proud to be a part of our dynamic Industry and to be here today to support women in business “
CAPTION A Pictured L to R: SIMI President Gabriel Keane, Guest Speaker Alison Comyn IFTA-Winning Journalist and Broadcaster, Breege O’Donoghue, Former Primark Board Member & Group Director Chair-Business & Human Rights Implementation Group, Real World Analytics, Design & Craft Council Ireland, Mary Kennedy, Master of Ceremonies.