The Team

Roseann Kelly - Chief Executive

Roseann Kelly - Chief Executive

Roseann joined Women in Business NI soon after the organisation was formed in 2002. Over the next 6 years she worked as a voluntary Committee member and a voluntary Director of WIBNI. During this time Roseann held the roles of Vice Chair, Treasurer, Co-ordinator and Company Secretary. Roseann took on the role of Chief Executive in 2008. 

Having been employed in marketing director and managing director roles, Roseann also established her own marketing consultancy before joining Women in Business NI.

Roseann is a Committee member of the Community Women’s Fund NI, was awarded a Belfast Business Fastest Top 50 award in 2011 for her work at WIBNI and was recently presented an Award by Minister Arlene Foster for Services to Enterprise at Young Entrepreneur Awards. She sits on Minister Farry’s expert panel for the Review of Apprenticeships and on the Panel for the Review of Youth Training.

Vicky Moore - Programmes Manager

Vicky Moore - Programmes Manager

Vicky has worked within the voluntary and social enterprise sectors for over 20 years. She is particularly interested in the importance of economic development, its role in creating not only wealth, but also social justice. Vicky has an MSc in Political Communication and recently completed an ILM in Practical Economics.

Kerry Harding - Programmes Coordinator

Kerry Harding - Programmes Coordinator

Kerry is Programme Co-ordinator for Women in Business co-ordinates WIB’s Connect, Power of 4 and Mentoring programmes and is responsible for marketing, event management and programme recruitment.

 

She studied at Ulster University and has a degree in Marketing, French and Spanish with a Diploma in area studies.  As part of her degree Kerry spent a year working and studying at the Business School of the University of Valencia in Spain.   She also holds a CMI qualification in project management.

 

Kerry has a particular passion for working with women at the business start-up stage and helping others re-enter the job market through skills, training and development.

Lauren Huston- Events & Programme Manager

Lauren Huston- Events & Programme Manager

Lauren manages all Women in Business events including Annual Awards, Conferences and Chairs Lunch.  She is responsible for Women in Business programmes, such as Back to Business, Your Voice, WIB Choir and Grit & Grace.

 

Lauren has a degree in Business Studies and qualifications in Marketing and Leadership & Management.  She has 10 years experience in Events Management and is particularly interested in developing and running both events and programmes designed to support and help individuals reach their full potential and grow their business

Jenny Scullion - Business Development Manager

Jenny Scullion - Business Development Manager

As business development manager, Jenny is responsible for identifying and developing the strategic growth within Women in Business.  Maintaining and growing the network’s membership and optimising revenue streams as well as exploring opportunities for development and key partners.


Jenny studied Management with Business Law and has ten years experience managing a local charity.  She is looking forward to meeting and working with the members and enticing new members to come on board.  

 

Aaron Patterson - Administrator

Aaron Patterson - Administrator

Aaron manages the day-to-day administration of the organisation including the events, memberships, and the programmes.

 

Aaron holds a Master’s degree in Social Justice and Conflict Transformation from the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice. Prior to this Aaron gained his BA Honours in International Relations and Conflict Studies from the Queen’s University Belfast. Aaron is interested in aiding the advancement of equality and representation of minority groups in different sections of society, including women in business. 

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Through the networking opportunity at Women in Business events, I have gained work in a very competitive market.

Elaine McComb

e-fashionmedia

This innovative event format was extremely well run and proved to offer a really exciting and productive forum for meeting new business contacts

Accelerate Your Business

Event Feedback

This event was hugely beneficial and interesting. The concept worked well and was a fantastic opportunity to get face to face with some great mentors

Speed Mentoring

Event Feedback

Where else would you get first–hand advice of running a business; contacts; camaraderie; confidence building and crisis counselling; ideas and offers...

Sara Bell

Yamaha Music School Ireland

The business contacts I have made through Women In Business are invaluable and continue to be strengthened on a regular basis. 

Deborah Swain

I've seen the network develop and go from strength to strength in terms of its professionalism, but above all, in terms of offering innovative support to...

Dolores Vischer

DVPR

The networking at each event is invaluable and an enjoyable and inexpensive way of promoting your business. THANK YOU WIB.

Jean Johnston

Serenity Stress Management

I would like to thank Nicki Bayes from Women in Business for connecting Beat 'n' Track with the Clic Sargent Charity to provide sound and music solution for...

Tessa Greer

Beat n Track

The more you put in – the more you get out – and this is why I am finding Women in Business invaluable to the survival and growth of my business....

Cai Graham

Photography

I have a lot of clients from the membership itself but what is really great is that they then recommend me to their friends! WIB gave me the contacts, lots...

Joanne Easthope

Mobile Pampering

My new found confidence has come through talking with other like–minded women who are members of Women in Business. These women have been open and...

Jacqui Neill

Jacqui Neill Photography

Great opportunity for networking and learning from experts in the business field - Great chance to feel good about being a Woman in Business in N.I

Networking for Growth, Hillsborough Castle

September 2011

A fantastic event – a credit to all at Women in Business

Voices Heard

January 2012

An excellent collaborative event; fun, festive and fruitful

Christmas Networking at Queens

December 2011

It provided and excellent forum to engage in cross border networking that resulted in many specific beneficial new business contacts

Networking the Networks Cross Border event, Stormont

June 2011 

Fantastic event, one of the best networking events of the last 12 months

Innovative Mentoring & Speed Networking Sponsored by Invest NI

Feb 2012

Speed networking enables people to step outside their comfort zone, away from colleagues and genuinely mix and make new contacts for business.  I...

WIBNI & NICC Annual Joint Event

March 2012

Thoroughly enjoyable and motivational. Inspired me to take the action I need to, to change instead of procrastinating!

Motivational Masterclass Presented by Kate Marshall

April 2012

This event gave me great insight into the world of digital marketing and accommodates all levels of knowledge and understanding

Digital Leadership Masterclass Presented by iON

June 2012

Took me outside my comfort zone and I survived it and thrived

Networking for Growth Hillsborough Castle

September 2012

This event was so beneficial.  I have taken away some great advice that I plan to put into action straight away and made some great business...

Power of 4 Event

October 2012

A relaxed and friendly networking event

Collaboration for Growth Christmas Networking Event

December 2012

Great to be in the company if inspirational women who don’t need permission to recognize and live out their strengths and talent

Voices Heard

January 2013

It was my first event that I attend as member of woman and business I thought it was very well set, everyone was very helpful and it was definitely a success

Speed Mentoring & Networking Event, NYSE Technologies

 February 2013

As an American visiting Belfast, I enjoyed learning about innovation in Northern Ireland

The Art of Business Event, e3

March 2013

If you have not joined WIBNI you are missing out on networking, inspiration and direction in every element of your life. Serious about your career? Join now!

Women in Business Conference and Exhibition 2013

Conference Delegate

Informative & inspirational – definitely gave me food for thought – made things seem more accessible and goals can be achieved

Networking for Growth

12th September 2013

Great event – a positive mind will be returning to the office

These Dreams are Made for Walking Event with Christine Marmoy

October 2013

Great afternoon that has really helped to broaden my network, especially as I am new to Northern Ireland!

In Camera with Minister Simon Hamilton

February 2014

Inspiring & empowering. As a young woman this event has helped me realize that we as women can achieve the things that are expected of us

Voices Heard at Stormont

January 2014

Inspiring to hear how well a local person has done and lovely to hear them speak in their home town

Networking Lunch with Martin Naughton

March 2014

The speaker was excellent, great pace and very engaging. Real experience being delivered with knowledge

Leading Change Masterclass

 April 2014

This event was a great way to meet successful, interesting women

BBQ Quiz Night

June 2014

This was my first WIBNI event and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Especially timing, as I hit a crossroad in my career      

Mentoring for Growth

September 2014

Brilliant event in a stunning venue with a lovely bunch of ladies

Leading the Way at Ardtara House,

 September 2014

Great event as always- always enjoy the networking and advice

Engage with Entrepreneurship

October 2014

Truly inspirational and great to hear 3 different stories and backgrounds from the speakers

Voices Heard at Stormont

January 2014

Truly inspiring! It helps to know that just because NI is small we can succeed on a world stage

Voices Heard at Stormon

January 2014

Excellent opportunity to meet and grow my connections, leaving inspired and energized

Networking for Growth

12th September 2013

I am a regular attendee at Women In Business events and have found them to be excellent, from a personal development perspective in particular.  An...

Daniele Delahunt

Danske Bank

I have been a member of Women in Business for over 10 years.  Women in Business has provided me with the opportunity to network and meet other business...

Nancy Brown

Jakna

Networking and connecting with new customers, advisors or simply women walking in our shoes is invaluable to building business today.  WIBNI create the...

Colleen Harte

Lucy Annabella Organics Ltd.

WIBNI is great for inspiration us in business and as individuals.  It's the best networking group that we have experienced.

Tara Mullan & Jeanette Rankin

Doodlebugs Creative Workshops

I have always enjoyed attending the Women In Business NI events. Not only from a social point of view but also from the networking opportunities they offer...

Pamela Ballantine

Presenter & Reporter

Women in Business events are consistently well planned and delivered.  The speakers and formats are always very interesting and you’re sure to...

Dolores Vischer

QUB

Our firm has recently joined Women in Business as a corporate member.  The overall consensus is that the events are great for networking and that the...

Lisa Boyd

Cleaver Fulton Rankin

Women in Business is a diverse network of women all united in a common drive to better themselves and each other. I have found it a massive source of...

Grainne Maher

Grainne Maher Millinery

The Women in Business Network has given me a huge boost in confidence, not only meeting other people and hearing about their businesses but learning...

Frances Moore

Dress This House

Joining was a natural first choice after starting my business. As well as networking, useful information and generating business, the support from the...

Cathy Doherty

Practical People Solutions

I have found Women in Business a really useful way to meet other professional women and share knowledge and experiences.

Karen Blair

Cleaver Fulton Rankin

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