Accelerate & Elevate Your Career – Book Now

29th October 2021

Posted In: FYI

Named as one of the most powerful Irish women in international business, Deirdre O’Connor is to be the keynote speaker for the next hybrid event for Network Ireland Cork on Thursday, 4 November. CFO of BlackRock Alternatives Investments and Managing Director, Deirdre will speak on accelerating your career and elevating it at the Montenotte Hotel from 7.30pm – 9pm. MC for the event will be Caroline O’Driscoll, Technology Media Telecommunications Tax Leader at Deloitte North and South Europe and Co-Founder of I Wish. There are limited spaces available for the in-person event with additional spaces available on Zoom. Tickets are free for members and €20 for non-members at

Born in Cobh, Deirdre studied Accounting at Munster Technological University (MTU) and now lives in New York City with her husband and their three children. She was Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and International Advisor to the Irish Department of Finance. She Co-Chairs the Diversity Project North America and was on the Board of Directors of Woman’s Bond Club and Concern USA.

Speaking ahead of Accelerate & Evaluate Your Career, Network Ireland Cork’s president, Barbara Nugent said: “Our guest speaker this month, Deirdre O’Connor, and our MC, Caroline O’Driscoll are complete inspirations. Both have achieved so much in their respective careers, forging a pathway for others to follow. I am a firm believer that no matter how far up the career ladder you’ve climbed, it’s important to reflect and put in place the supports, skills and network that will allow you to thrive and reach your career goals.

“Once again we will hold a hybrid event to allow those who cannot travel, or do not feel safe to travel, to join us virtually whilst allowing those who can attend, to enjoy a live event experience that is in-line with current guidelines. We look forward to what will be an incredibly insightful night in the beautiful surroundings of the Montenotte Hotel and encourage members and non-members to book their tickets to hear from Deirdre on how her career path led her to working with one of the world’s largest asset managers.”

Network Ireland Cork is a not-for-profit Cork organisation that is the largest branch of Network Ireland in the country. For more information see