100 Women in Finance ("100WF"), Dublin location launched in May 2017 at the National Gallery of Ireland with over 220 guests in attendance. Keynote speakers at the event were CEO of 100WF, Amanda Pullinger and Chair of the 100WF Dublin location Committee (the "Committee") & Partner at Maples and Calder, Carol Widger. The launch event was kindly sponsored by leading international law firm Maples and Calder and offshore investment services firm, DMS Offshore Investments.
On October 26th 2017 the inaugural educational event of 100WF Dublin location, “Renewable Power as an Asset Class – Investing in a Sustainable Future”, took place at the local offices of generous sponsor BlackRock. The event featured an expert panel of speakers including Teresa O’Flynn (BlackRock), Alison Manley (Goodbody Fund Management Ltd) and Paul O’Donnell (Greencoat Capital) and was moderated by Maria Ging (BlackRock).
On November 23rd 2017 the Committee was delighted to kick-start the festive season in the company of members of 100WF Dublin location at the offices of leading Irish law firm William Fry, sponsor of a thought-provoking and enjoyable evening featuring a Fireside Chat between special guest Marie O’Connor (retired PwC Audit Partner) and Dan Morrissey (Head of Asset Management & Investment Funds Department at William Fry).
So far in 2018 100WF Dublin location has held two further successful and highly informative events:
On 19th April PwC Dublin hosted and sponsored a lively panel discussion on PwC's report “The Female Millennial: An Era of New Talent”, driven by lead author of the report Aoife Flood (PwC International Limited), together with Rob Cahill (Bank of America Merrill Lynch), Mary Kinihan (Dublin Institute of Technology) and Claire Millar (Barclays Bank Ireland Plc) and moderated by Pat Moran (PwC Dublin). The event also served as a fitting platform to announce plans to launch the 100WF Dublin NextGen initiative in autumn 2018.
Due to disruptive February snowfall(!), the highly anticipated “Era of Digital Disruption: How Technology is Rewriting the Rules of Investment” event was postponed to May 23rd, with the evening, kindly sponsored by Goodbody Fund Management, ultimately drawing a deserving crowd. The discussion panel benefited from participation by Loretta O’Donnell (Citi), Ian Headon (Northern Trust) and Carol Ward (Man GLG).
Additionally, the Committee was proud to have Chair Carol Widger represent 100WF through her attendance and participation at Northern Trust's International Women’s Day event in March at the University of Limerick and on May 17th Carol featured on a panel discussing Diversity at the Irish Funds Annual Global Funds Conference together with moderator Revel Wood (FundRock) and fellow panellists Olivia McEvoy (EY), Paul Flynn (Lincoln) and Prof. Linda Doyle (Trinity College Dublin).
Upcoming Events 2018 include:
September, 27th/28th Launch of 100WF NextGen Dublin initiative
October 25th Educational session: “Women on Boards” sponsored by BlackRock
December Christmas drinks
It has been a busy year for 100WF Dublin location and the Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank each of our sponsors and members for their continued and valued support. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!