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IoD NI Women's Leadership Conference 2020

23 January 2020

The 2020 IoD Women's Leadership Conference will be a celebration of success

The Institute of Directors (IOD) will again bring together a community of inspiring and innovative leaders for the Women's Leadership Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast on 6 March 2020.

The line-up of speakers will include award-winning astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, journalist and disability rights activist Joanne O’Riordan, and Breege O’Donoghue, matriarch of Penneys and Primark.

More than 450 delegates are expected to attend the conference, which is open to both women and men as well as IoD non-members.

The conference is set to be a sell-out with:

  • world-class speakers
  • the 4th 'Pitch Perfect' competition for a chance to win £4K for your business
  • networking opportunities with senior NI business leaders


The full line-up of speakers includes:

  • Joanne O'Riordan, Activist, Columnist & Inspirational Speaker
  • Breege O'Donogue, Matriarch of Penney's/Primark
  • Sinead Rocks, Managing Director for Regions & Nations, Channel 4
  • Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Award-Winning Astrophysicist
  • Jo Aston, Managing Director, SONI
  • Dame Rotha Johnston DBE
  • Sara Venning, Chief Executive, NI Water
  • June Burgess, Developer of Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast & Director of Graffan Investments Ltd

Event details

  • Date: 06 Mar 2020
  • Time: 08:00 - 16:30
  • Venue: Crowne Plaza Belfast, Belfast
  • Cost: 105.00 GBP + VAT (Members), 125.00 GBP + VAT (Non-members)

Find further information and register your place.