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Network Cork: ‘Accelerate & Elevate Your Career’

4 November 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us as we welcome our own Deirdre O’Connor CFO of BlackRock Alternatives Funds on the attributes of building a successful career!

Need some inspiration as to how to elevate and accelerate your career? Our guest this month Deirdre O’Connor was once named on the Sunday Independent’s list of most powerful Irish women in international business. Born in Cobh, Co. Cork, Deirdre studied Accounting at MTU and now lives in New York City with her husband Fergall and their three children.

Deirdre was named on the Wall Street Top 50 list for multiple years by American Ireland magazine. She is CFO of BlackRock Alternatives Investments Funds which has $320 billion assets under its management and Deirdre is also Managing Director. She was previously Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and Vice President at JPMorgan.

Deirdre was the International Advisor to the Irish Department of Finance. She co-chairs the Diversity Project North America and was the founding member of the Digital Irish Angels. She was on the Board of Directors of Woman’s Bond Club and Concern USA.

Flying in from New York, for a visit home, join Deirdre in the beautiful surrounds of the Montenotte Hotel to hear her story and career path. Spaces are limited at the venue.

We ask that you please read this email carefully for some very important information.

COVID related restrictions

As we’ve communicated along the way, we need to abide by current guidelines, as well as our venue’s protocols. As such, please be aware of the following, and we thank you in advance for your kind cooperation:

  • All in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated.• A vaccination passport or an HSE vaccination card, along with photo ID, will be required by the venue upon entry. If you cannot be vaccinated on medical grounds, the venue will also accept a GP letter if submitted in advance.• Masks must be worn when moving around the venue. Masks will be required when you are seated.
  • Admittance & Running Order: The event kicks off at 7.30pm, and since it’s being live-streamed, everyone must be seated no later than 7.20pm. Please allow plenty of time to arrive and find your seat before then. Thank you very much for your consideration in this matter.
  • Parking Complementary parking is available in The Montenotte Hotel car park. Seating: This is a ticketed event and we will be allocating seats.
  • Social media: If you’re mentioning the event on any of your social media channels, be sure to tag us! You can also use the hashtags #NetworkCork #NetworkIreland and #backedbyAIB.
  • LinkedIn: @networkcork • Instagram: @networkcorkirl • Twitter: @networkCork• Facebook: NetworkCork

We’re looking to seeing you all there!

Network Cork


4 November 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Network Ireland – Cork


The Montenotte Hotel
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