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Network Ireland


Network Ireland is a  not for profit national organisation for women in business, the professions and the arts, with over eight branches throughout Ireland, formed nationally over 30 years ago in 1983. It encourages women to achieve more satisfying careers and promotes women as worthy contributors to the Irish economy. It liaises with national and international organisations and creates links with Government and State bodies. www.networkireland.ie

Network Ireland Cork Branch, which is one of the most successful branches, organises monthly events for members and guests which help inform, educate, motivate and support our members, both personally and in their businesses. Members can develop and pool their individual skills through interaction with other women in a supportive environment which offers, training, mentoring and an opportunity for women who call on other members with specialist expertise for help. It also provides a forum for established women to develop professional contacts. 

The Cork Branch is sponsored by the Local Enterprise Offices in Cork.  The Local Enterprise Office is the First Stop Shop for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in Ireland.  For further information please visit www.localenterprise.ie.

AIB are partners with Network Ireland and support the organisation at both a national and regional level.


Within the Network Ireland constitution, the organisation is committed to:

  • Provide a forum where women in Business, the Professions, and the Arts can exchange ideas and increase their business contacts
  • Encourage women to achieve more satisfying careers
  • Market the skills and expertise of Network members
  • Liaise with National Organisations
  • Promote women as worthy contributors to the Irish economy and decision-making bodies liaise with National Organisations
  • Create links into local / national government and state bodies
  • Promote a high standard of ethics in business
  • Through the joint effort of members to promote the welfare of the community.


Upcoming Events: 

August 1st 2018: The Business of Blogging 

Join Network Ireland Cork for an insight into the social media world of blogging, turning a hobby into a career, how to be smart online and how to successfully partner with bloggers & influencers to market your business. 

On the morning, we will hear from business women successfully working in this arena including Retro Flame's Erika Fox and Cork blogging panelists LeanMeanMomma's Cliona O'Connor and OnTheQT's Stephanie Lynch.


September 5th 2018: This Sporting Life

Wednwsday 6pm - 8.30pm

Our next event, 'This Sporting Life' in collaboration with A.I.B. 66 South Mall will focus on the stories of women who have achieved great success in various sporting arenas and/or who now work in sports related businesses.

Focusing on various themes from sport journalism, coaching, being the best athelete, developing a sportswear company, bringing out the best in your team and battling illness to get back on track, guest speakers include Mary White, Brid Ryan, Fiona O'Driscoll, Vicki Ronning & Fiona O'Donnell. 


Fri 12th Oct 2018:

Women in Leadership Executive Lunch in collaboration with Cork Chamber at Clayton Cork City

12.30pm- 3pm

Weds 7th Nov 2018:

Workshop Wednesday (HR/Marketing/Finance/LinkedIn) in collaboration with Cork Institute of Technology

Half Day/Full Day (Exact Timings TBC)