The Value of Building Great Networks

The Value of Building Great Networks

The Value of Building Great Networks

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The Value of Building Great Networks

Tuesday, 8th March, 2022

7pm  – 9pm


Discover top tips and advice on how networking can become a great opportunity to build strong relationships that benefits both you and your business.

“The Value of Building Great Networks” welcomes international, national, and global women in business to share their top tips and strategy on how building networks supported them in growing their business.

Networking skills are a critical skill for both your personal and professional life. Knowing how to engage, start a conversation, develop a network – even online – and build long-term relationships takes time and self-confidence.

Join Donegal Women in Business Network in this very practical and interactive virtual workshop to discover top tips and advice on how networking can become a great opportunity to build strong relationships that benefits both you and your business.

What will you gain?

  • Practical tips to help you start networking with confidence
  • Pointers to help you develop the new skills you need
  • Understand what is working well for you already
  • A chance to practice the skills that you learned on the night with some Zoom room networking
  • And by the end, have all your questions answered

We will also look at online networking and how Donegal Women in Business Network had to adapt and develop online networking skills. This was a growth opportunity that allowed the Network to grow their membership and directly engage with more members.

This is the perfect event for you if you are new to networking, need to increase your networking efforts, or want to demystify what constitutes good networking.

We are delighted to be joined by keynote speakers and a panel of networking practitioners, who will provide you with an insight as to how networking has benefitted their business.


Yulia Stark

President of European Women Association

Yulias early career lies in private banking, where she managed investment portfolios of her high net-worth clients. She is an Ex-Investment Banker, International TEDx speaker, author, and passionate serial entrepreneur.

Over the last 15 years, Yulia focused on building ecosystems and business bridges, establishing strategic mutually beneficial partnerships globally

She is a Senator for Belgium at World Business Angel Investment Forum WBAF, and Executive Board Member of Wintrade Global, connecting world leaders and executives, creating a positive impact worldwide. As the president of the European Women’s Association, she strongly believes in economic empowerment of women through education, entrepreneurship, and Gender Lens Investment (GLI) approach.


Sally Anne Sherry

General Counsel at Bartra

Secretary of Donegal Dublin Business Network

Sally Anne Sherry is General Counsel of Bartra, an international real estate company headquartered in Dublin and is a founding member and secretary of the Donegal Dublin Business Network (the DDBN). She is a member of the Institute of Directors of Ireland and sits on the board of two charitable organisations. A mother to four young children and co-founder of Kahm Sustainable Swimwear based in Donegal, her philosophy is that “Networking is a way of life”.


Elaine Lingard

Owner of Emerald Education Centre

Elaine Lingard has created a global education company providing online and in-person tutoring in Maths and English skills to children worldwide. She has built networks with fellow tutors, families, and educators globally. Previously a deputy head teacher in the UK education system, Elaine now runs her business from Bundoran and has recently introduced student support packs which she sells through her e-commerce website. She believes your network is indeed your net worth!


Nikki Curran

Owner, Nikki Curran Career Clinic

Nikki Curran is a Job Search Coach and has set up her own business in the last 18 months, helping clients who are looking to change jobs, enter the market for the first time or re-enter the market after an absence. Nikki has years of experience across different sectors including hospitality, corporate, and the training & recruitment sectors. Networking is a skill that Nikki uses daily in her own business, but also shows her clients how important it is in their job search process and how to do it effectively.


Trish McGinley

Secretary of Donegal Women in Business Network

Owner, The Final Draft

Trish McGinley is the Secretary of the Donegal Women in Business Network (DWIBN) and also runs her own business, The Final Draft, as a copyeditor and proofreader.

As someone who loves connecting with people (and connecting people to people), Trish joined the DWIBN as Secretary 6 years ago, having returned to Ireland from the UK armed with a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors. Since then, she has made dozens of professional connections and some amazing new friends as an added bonus.

Trish says “I truly love being part of the DWIBN and creating opportunities for women to grow their business.“

I’m sure we’ve all heard the phrase ‘it’s not what you know, but who you know’- and the best way to find ‘who you know’ is through networking.


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08-03-2022 @ 07:00 PM to
08-03-2022 @ 09:00 PM

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