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Another successful WMB Conference & Awards has taken place and we’d like to thank everyone who participated, from those who nominated themselves and/or colleagues to all who attended on October 3rd in the Shelbourne Hotel. You can see all of the action in our photo gallery. Stay tuned for news on the 2017 WMB Conference & Awards.

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The theme for WMB’s 10th annual Conference & Awards is ‘A Decade of Progress’. Depending on your perspective on life – either you’re a glass half full or half empty kinda gal – this theme will have different connotations. Here at WMB we know that progress takes time.  In fact, it has been a decade since WMB launched with the ambition of propelling businesswomen into the spotlight.  Back then, we recognised the power of female role models and wanted to unearth fantastic female trailblazers so that positive change could be realised.

One of the most pioneering women of our time, Marie Curie (1887-1934), put it most aptly when she said: “I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy”. Fast forward 80 years on the topic of women and progress, another influential woman Sheryl Sandberg is steadfast in her opinion: “Women have made tons of progress. But we still have a small percentage of the top jobs in any industry, in any nation in the world. I think that’s partly because from a very young age, we encourage our boys to lead and we call our girls bossy!”

On Monday October 3rd, WMB is hosting its 10th annual Conference & Awards in front of a room full of leading, inspirational women, who are more likely to be ‘the boss’ in a world that is changing, and one that is progressing with men as our equals and by our sides.