#Hear From Her

27th February 2020

Posted In: FYI

At a time when equality in the workplace and female empowerment in business are more prevalent than ever, serviced office and flexible workspace provider, Glandore, will commence their timely #Hear from Her 2020 series on March 11th, 2020.  The first of the three events will take place at Cork’s Glandore HQ and will focus on the topic of how to ‘Future Proof Our Women’.  Two subsequent events will take place in May in Dublin and in November in Belfast.

The overall series of events will provide a platform for Irish women to delve into the intricacies of life’s professional challenges, touching on issues such as returning to work, competing for career roles and mentoring your peers. There will also be an important discourse on maternity leave and moving up the career ladder. Each event will aptly benefit their charitable partner, The Irish Youth Foundation, representing Glandore’s investment into the next generation of Irish businesswomen.

The ever passionate and inspiring actress and comedian, Norma Sheahan, will MC #Hear from Her Cork and Dublin events and coordinate discussion among panellists and guests in attendance. “I was born and raised in Cork and I am living in Dublin, so I am thrilled to be the MC for both of these #Hear from Her events. This is an important opportunity to not only inspire the dedicated women of tomorrow but also be a part of the development of our future businesswomen through The Irish Youth Foundation. I am very much looking forward to the discussion among these inspirational guests and speakers,” said Norma Sheahan.

The first of the inspiring panellists for the Cork event were recently announced and will be Ciara Byrne, Managing Director of Beacon AI and Karen O Reilly, Founder of EmployMum.  Tickets for the Cork event, priced at €10 with all proceeds going to the Irish Youth Foundation are on sale now here>>

Female empowerment is embedded in the very spirit of Glandore, trickling down from the top level of the company, which is spearheaded by a trio of driven and enthusiastic sisters – Fiona, Clare and Rebecca Kelly. The Kelly sisters believe that a platform such as #Hear from Her, which highlights issues faced by women in the workplace, is not only essential to influencing continued progression, but crucial to the evolution of their own business.

“At Glandore, we are inherently aware of how important it is to shine a spotlight on female-focused issues within the professional world. We believe that through learning from our fellow women in business and inviting them to share their stories, we can provide a catalyst for positive change. That was the inspiration behind #Hear from Her, and we can’t wait to see our vision come to fruition. We’re delighted to welcome such inspiring names to the bill and look forward to hearing their insights”, said Fiona Kelly.

Pictured at the launch of Glandore’s 2020 ‘#Hear from Her’ series (l-r): Fiona Kelly, Director at Glandore and Lucy Masterson, Chief Executive at the Irish Youth Foundation (IYF).