Hear from Her: Future Proof Our Women

On Tuesday 9th of March at 2pm, our  Hear from Her series returns with Hear from Her: Future Proof Our Women. This year we are focusing on the future of women in business, and the ways in which we can mentor women of all ages and in all industries as a collective. We will discuss the challenges of returning to work after a long absence, illness or maternity leave and the internal challenges in terms of moving up the ladder and challenging for those coveted executive roles.

The Kelly sisters' dream and our Glandore mission is to ensure that the positive messages discussed around International Women's Day  are carried on into the future and inspire women everywhere to chase their goals and succeed in business. With that in mind, Glandore has gathered a panel of incredible businesswomen who, despite their different industries and backgrounds, share a common goal for the future of women. 

We will be joined on the 9th of March by Breege O'Donoghue (Former Board Member, Primark), Anne Heraty (CEO, CPL Resources), Rachel Hussey (Client & Markets Partner, Arthur Cox & Chair of 30% Club Ireland) and  Chupi Sweetman  (Founder & CEO, Chupi). The panel will be moderated by Theresa Lowe (Barrister & Communications Specialist) and will delve into the most pressing issues for women in 2021 and beyond.

Our Panellists: 

Moderator: Theresa Lowe - Barrister & Founder, Theresa Lowe Communications

Well-known TV/Radio presenter, former host of 'Where in the World and Barrister, Theresa Lowe is the founder and principal at Theresa Lowe Communications.  With over thirty years experience as a media expert, Theresa shares her immense knowledge with her clients. 

Breege O'Donoghue - Former Board Member & Group Director for Business Development, Primark

Breege is a former Board Member & Group Director for Business Development & New Markets at Primark, and after 37 years, now continues in an ambassadorial role, is a trustee of Primark Better Lives Foundation, and a trustee of the Primark Pension Plan.

A graduate of UCD, and a Chartered Director, Breege is currently Chair of the Business and Human Rights Implementation Group, Chair of Real World Analytics, Non-Executive Director of Shaw & Sons Ltd, a board member of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Irish Advisory Board, and a member of the Outside Appointments Board (Civil Service Code of Standards and Behaviour).

Breege has held government appointed positions on the board of a number of state companies including An Post, Aer Rianta, Chair of Shannon College of Hotel Management, Chair of the Labour Relations Commission, and has been a Trustee and a Council Member of the National Executive of IBEC, and was the first Chairperson of Retail Ireland, a specialised retail structure within IBEC.

Anne Heraty - CEO, CPL Resources

Anne Heraty is Chief Executive of Cpl Resources plc. and the first female CEO of an Irish company floated on the Irish Stock Exchange. She is an internationally recognised leader in talent solutions and has played a key role in developing Cpl to become Ireland’s leading specialist recruitment, managed services, and outsourcing company. 

A former EY Entrepreneur of The Year Ireland winner, Anne is the current Judging Panel Chair for the Ireland awards and the former President of IBEC, Ireland’s largest lobby group representing Irish business both domestically and internationally.  

Rachel Hussey - Client & Markets Partner, Arthur Cox & Chair of 30% Club Ireland

Rachel Hussey is Clients and Markets Partner at Arthur Cox and is responsible for the firms business development strategy, client development and client relationship management programmes.  Rachel is Chair of the 30% Club Ireland and is listed in the HERoes Women Role Models Lists 2020.  She is also a member of the Governing Authority of Dublin City University and a Governor of the National Maternity Hospital. 

Chupi Sweetman - Founder & CEO, Chupi

Chupi designs timeless heirlooms to celebrate life’s most precious moments. Her unique, award-winning pieces are inspired by the beauty and magic of Ireland and are designed to become a treasured part of your story. 

The first Chupi collections were created by Chupi from her spare room, where she handmade and hand-parcelled every order. Now she leads a team out of headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and her precious jewellery is adored by fans in over 65 countries across the world. She is passionate about design, craftsmanship and sustainability. Every piece is designed by Chupi and handcrafted by skilled artisans in Ireland using traditional methods and ethical, sustainable materials.