In the Driving Seat WIB Christmas Lunch 2010 took place on Tuesday 7th December 2010 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Belfast.
A warm welcome of hot punch and live music awaited the Women in Business guests, for a festive meeting of minds at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Shopping, eating and talking: 3 favourite pastimes of most women, were catered for in abundance, from the Christmas Market selling handmade jewellery, soaps, and stylish leather goods, to the Benefit makeup counter.
While enjoying a delicious 3 course Festive Fayre, crackers were pulled, prizes won, and the buzz of building relationships and natural networking took place around the tables. Coffee and mince pies were served while listening to Joanne Grant, Managing Director of JCDecaux Ireland, Europe's largest out-of-home Advertising Agency, talk about her career experiences.
Joanne has been with JCDecaux since 1997 and for 10 years was responsible for running the Northern Ireland business for JCDecaux. In February 2007 Joanne took on the role of Project Director to lead the team in the implementation of the Dublin City Council public realm contract, including the development and implementation of the now very successful dublinbikes share rental scheme. An inspirational account, Joanne's powerful insight into the ups and downs of her personal career journey, and how she resolved that, despite negative experiences and overwhelming challenges, integrity would shape her strong work ethic.