Description The Embassy of Ireland cordially invites you to a special St Brigid’s Day event, celebrating Irish and Belgian female entrepreneurship, innovation and design as part of
The Embassy of Ireland cordially invites you to a special St Brigid’s Day event, celebrating Irish and Belgian female entrepreneurship, innovation and design as part of our of #VisibleWomen2020 programme.
Join us on 4 February 2020 for a networking reception and a panel discussion moderated by Antonia Hart, highlighting Belgian and Irish female creativity and innovation.
Antonia Hart is a writer, researcher at Trinity College Dublin, where she has completed a PhD on early Irish female entrepreneurship focused on Irish women running businesses in the period just after the Famine up to the foundation of the State. Her book Ghost Signs of Dublin was published by The History Press Ireland in 2014.
In addition, you will be invited to explore a showcase specially curated for #VisibleWomen2020 and meet representatives from a number of organisations involved in promoting female participation in the worlds of enterprise, diplomacy, security and defence, innovation and development (Enterprise Ireland, The Brussels Binder, Women on Board, WIIS, LadyAgri).
18:30 – Networking reception and showcase
19:30 – Opening remarks by H.E. Ms. Helena Nolan, Ambassador of Ireland to the Kingdom of Belgium
19:40 – Panel discussion
20:40 – Q&A
Venue: BOZAR, Studio, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
About St Brigid’s Day
St. Brigid’s Day is marked in Ireland on 1 February. Saint Brigid of Kildare is one of Ireland’s three patron saints and is Ireland’s most important female saint. An important relic of hers (The Saint Brigid’s mantle) is kept in the Holy Saviour Cathedral, Bruges (Belgium).
We hope that you’ll join us!
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Embassy of Ireland
(Tuesday) 18:30 - 21:00