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24th Feb 2012

Value of mentoring to be a key talking point at conference as leading ladies strive for change.

Mentoring is one way in which directors can help to change their companies, according to local business people.

Ronnie Foreman of Foreman Consultants and Lisa Kitchen from Alfred J Hurst will be speaking about their firms’ experiences of mentoring when they address the fifth Institute of Directors Northern Ireland Women’s Leadership Conference on March 8.

Marking International Women’s Day, the IoD and Women in Business NI are collaborating on the event, sponsored by Vodafone and this year’s theme is Driving Change in Challenging Times.

Mentoring is one way in which business leaders can help to change their companies and Lisa Kitchen will describe how their mentoring partnership has helped them take the business in a new strategic direction.

The day’s speaker line up will also include Eileen Mullan from Strictly Boardroom, one of the best rated presenters from the 2011 conference, and Marie-Therese McGivern, director of Belfast Metropolitan College, who has taken – and continues to take - her organisation through considerable change.

A panel, featuring leaders from private, public and third sectors, will discuss how their organisations are facing up to demanding economic conditions. The panel of Anne O’Reilly from Age NI, Siobhan Bailey of Viridian Power & Energy, Edel Doherty of Business Travel Solutions, Sue Bill from Almac and Catherine Mason of Translink will be facilitated by the conference chair, Joanne Stuart of Attrus.

The day will be closed by the entertaining motivational speaker, Struan Robertson, who will present delegates with the challenge of changing their mindsets.

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