Special event to mark Women’s Day


An inspiring line-up of business women will celebrate International Women’s Day at a special event organised by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

National Trustee for Northern Ireland on the BBC Trust, Dr Aideen McGinley OBE, has been announced as the keynote speaker for the event which takes place at Craigavon Civic & Conference Centre on Tuesday 8 March from 10am-1pm.

Dr McGinley, who was awarded her OBE for services to local government and the community, has extensive experience in local and central Government in Northern Ireland.

Dr McGinley will be joined on stage by three other businesswomen: Jill McEneaney, Theatre Director at the Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh; Jane Harnett, Managing Director of Harnett Oils; and Aine Beatty, I.T. Manager, Ben Sherman and founding Chairperson of Down’s & Proud.

Covering essential topics such as personal drive, ambition, dedication and a commitment to excellence, the audience will be treated to an exclusive insight into how these women overcame obstacles in the male-dominated business world to get to the top of their respective industries.

Naomi McMullan, one of Northern Ireland’s most experienced and respected business news reporters and broadcasters, will compere the event.

Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Darryn Causby said: “We are extremely fortunate to welcome such inspiring female role models to our borough. to hear how they have achieved success in the male-dominated business world.

A limited number of places are available. For more information contact Mary Hanna on 028 3752 9600.