About the Event
Over 200 men and women gathered at the La Mon Hotel & Country Club to attend the Annual Women in Business Conference on Thursday 4th May.
This year the theme was ‘tackling success’ with a focus on leadership in business and sport, featuring exceptional leaders from both backgrounds.
Speakers included Suzanne Wylie, CEO of Belfast City Council, former Ulster, Ireland and Lions Rugby player Stephen Ferris and players from the Irish Womens Rugby team ahead of the Womens Rugby World Cup which is being hosted locally this year.
In the year that Ireland hosts the Womens Rugby World Cup 2017 delegates were treated to inspiring and motivating high profile local business and sporting leaders who spoke about how they have overcome personal and business obstacles on their journey to success.
Hosted by top Northern Ireland TV Sports Presenter- Stephen Watson, delegates also heard from Libby Jackson, Global Head of Alternative Legal Services at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP who pioneered the opening of the Belfast office in 2011 which has grown from 19 staff members to approximately 200. Libby now leads the Alternative legal Services, a global team of 400 lawyers around the globe
Alasdair McKee owner of Offload Rugby tackled key topics such as Teamwork, Vision and Leadership.
The conference also included networking sessions, lunch and breakout workshops with members of the Irish Womens Rugby Team.
Many thanks to our Conference Sponsors.