Dee Forbes Speaks at NIWC 1st Anniversary Event

4th April 2019

Posted In: So In Demand

Network Ireland West Cork (NIWC) celebrated its 1st year Anniversary at it’s March event with inspirational guest speaker Dee Forbes, Director General RTE who was joined by Kevin Buckley, CEO at Spearline and Deirdre Waldron, Past President of Network Ireland and Partner at Fusion Communications. Attended by over 100 of West Cork’s business women, the event celebrated inspirational leaders and how they were fearless in the face of challenge on the path to success.

Keynote speaker Dee Forbes said “be fearless” resonated with her because you must be open to change constantly in the media business in today’s world.  She added “it is better to face challenges head on, understand what scares you and master it, this will give you your voice and make you feel like a warrior to face challenges to be a success”

Speaking at the event, Kevin Buckley, CEO Spearline said “he had to “be fearless” along his journey to be the success he is in Spearline today”.  He added “if you don’t try you will never know and what is the worst that can happen” and “make sure to be encouraging and inclusive to others along your journey giving you nourishment for growth and learning in your business”.

Speaking also at the event, Deirdre Waldron, Partner Fuzion Communications said” you can be shy and quiet and still decide to change your mindset take the leap “be fearless” and go for it!

Speaking at the event, Ciara Lucy, President of Network Ireland West Cork said “one year ago we had a dream to bring people together to share stories and connect with similar like-minded people”.  “Today we proudly look back over the last year as we now have approximately 135 members joined and are now one of the largest branches in the country, a major celebration for Network Ireland West Cork” which is showing to be a great success with our members.  She added “that when you bring people together you most definitely can do more as a region.’

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