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Network Ireland Limerick – Helping Women in Business get the Balance Right

18 September 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Helping Women in Business get the Balance Right 

The event starts with informal networking and BBQ at 6pm.

This event is kindly supported by LEO Limerick.

Network Ireland Limerick is a forum for women in business, the professions and the arts.
You have the opportunity to attend two Network Ireland Limerick events to get a sense of what we do and to see if it’s for you, before signing up as a member.

Dr Mary Ryan, Consultant Endocrinologist at the Bons Secours Hospital will encourage women in business to value themselves more and avoid exhaustion at Network Ireland Limerick’s next event taking place on 18th September at the Clayton Hotel, Limerick.

A regular speaker on the importance of empowerment, equality and living a healthy lifestyle, Dr Ryan will explain the detrimental impact hectic lifestyles are having on everyone and the impact of fatigue and burnout on women’s hormones and health with long-term consequences  She will also call on women in business to respect themselves more and demand more respect from others.

Businesswomen throughout the Mid West are welcome to attend the event which is free for Network Ireland Limerick Members and €20 for non-members.

According to Dr Ryan, women need to be empowered more and encouraged to slow down long enough to understand their own needs and build a more respectful relationship with themselves and others to prevent stress and burnout.

Catriona O’Donoghue, President of Network Ireland Limerick, said, “Women are notorious for juggling and having too many balls in the air. This event is all about taking stock, checking in with how we’re doing and being aware of the harm fatigue and burnout can have on our bodies.”

The event starts with informal networking and BBQ at 6pm.

It is FREE for Network Ireland Limerick members and €20 for non-members.

About Dr Ryan

Dr Mary Ryan graduated from Trinity College Dublin having been awarded the Peter Shepherd Memorial Prize and Honours in the Foundation Scholarship. She was also awarded the Adelaide Society Travel Scholarship and was one of the first Trinity College medical undergraduates to present research on LP(a) and Hyper homocysteinemia which she did with Professor Ian Graham of the Adelaide and Meath Hospitals at the European Atheroerosis Society and the European Cardiology society.

She won numerous teaching awards in the Adelaide and Meath Hospital for her teaching to both undergraduates and postgraduates and organized the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians exam for five years in the Adelaide and Meath hospital.

She is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians UK and did an MD on Insulin Resistance and Diabetes in the Royal College of Surgeons and Trinity College under the supervision of Professor Gerald Tomkin and subsequently went on to Lecture Pharmacology in the Royal College of Surgeons where Professor Des Fitzgerald the current President of UL was Head of the Department.

She did her Specialist registration training in the Meath, Adelaide and Tallaght hospitals and in James Connally Memorial Hospital under the supervision of Professor Gerald Tomkin, Dr John Barragry and Professor Jim Devlin. She has a special interest in Diabetes, Heart disease, Hyperlipidaemia, Thyroid disease, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Women’s Health and Pituitary problems. She is the spokesperson for women’s heart disease with the Irish Heart Foundation.

She was appointed Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist to the Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons and Aut Even Hospital Kilkenny.

Dr Ryan is a Senior Lecturer with the Graduate Entry School (GEMS) since its commencement in the University of Limerick in 2007 and has continued her interest in research by supervising and publishing research with the students from GEMS.


About Network Ireland 

Network Ireland Limerick provides a forum where women in business, the professions and the Arts can exchange business ideas and increase their business contacts. It encourages women to achieve more satisfying careers and promotes women as worthy contributors to the Irish economy. Network Ireland Limerick is a branch of Network Ireland, a national organisation driving the personal and professional development of women with over 1,000 members and 15 branches through the country.

Network Ireland Limerick holds monthly networking meetings where a guest speaker is invited to educate, inform and entertain on topics of interest to women. Members can develop and pool their individual skills through interaction with other women in a supportive environment which offers, training, mentoring and an opportunity for women to call on other members with specialist expertise for help. It also provides a forum for established women to develop professional and social contacts.


Date: Wednesday,18th September

Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm  Registration: 6.00 pm with BBQ and Networking

Kick-off: 6.30pm sharp

Venue: Clayton Hotel Limerick

Fee: This event is FREE for Network Ireland Limerick Members & €20 for Non-Members including employees, entrepreneurs, SME owners, professionals, not for profit and public sector.

Remember to bring plenty of Business Cards for Networking!

Please book early as places are limited.


Clayton Hotel
Steamboat Quay
Limerick, Co Limerick
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