‘Today’s Women in Grocery’ established as new IGBF sub-committee

'Today's Women In Grocery' has been established as a sub-committee to the IGBF, to recognise the growing representation of women within the grocery and food sector



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29 August 2016

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A new women’s networking group has been set up as a sub-committee to the Irish Grocer’s Benevolent Fund (IGBF).

As readers will know, the IGBF is highly respected within the grocery industry, providing an important industry network and donating essential financial relief to members of the trade and their families for the past 35 years.

Organisers say the latest move to establish a female-focused professional networking forum for women, recognises the growing representation of women within the grocery and food sector and the important role they will play in its future development.

The new sub-committee called Today’s Women in Grocery (TWIG), is chaired by Sharon Yourell-Lawlor of Think Plan Do Consulting, and includes key female grocery industry figures – Frances Higgins, Anne O’Brien, Paula Donoghue, Paula Conlon, Brigid O’Neill and Lorraine Butler.

TWIG aims to provide exciting new networking events targeted at a female audience and will also work towards raising the profile of women in grocery, driving understanding of the IGBF’s work and encouraging more female leadership and participation in IGBF events and initiatives.

To kick off this new initiative, TWIG will host a Grocery Networking Lunch themed ‘Creating Connections’ for 160 women on 16 September 2016 in the Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2.

To register an interest in attending future TWIG events, contact Roisin at Hotel Solutions. Email: Roisin@hotel-solutions.ie/ Phone: 016309211




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