Women's Executive Program
On October 25, 1997, the Irish Institute welcomed 18 women business executives from
The Women's Executive Business Program is aimed at executives who hold senior management positions or oversee small business in a variety of industries, including communications, catering, education, sales, publications, travel, health, and beauty. Besides improving their business and organizational skills, and establishing ties with the local business community, participants can gain an inshight into professional support systems for women executives in the
During their two-week stay, the executives heard lectures from Carroll Graduate School of Management Dean Hassell McClellan and CSOM faculity members on such subjects as marketing strategy, legal issues, information technology, leadership skills, balancing career and family, and organizational management.
The participants made site visits to the Small Business Administration, US Export Assistance Center,
"This was a wonderful opportunity to step back, and in a different environment, to analyze our business and careers," said Fran Murrin, managing director of With Taste Banqueting Services of Dublin.
Eighteen female Business executives met with US Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith on 1 October, 1997, before they set off to the
US Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith said that each participant works in a business sector that is significantly more developed in the
NORMA SMURFIT TALKS TO WEP I
Norma Smurfit, the founder and chairperson of First Step, gave a congratulatory and motivational speech to the eighteen female business executive graduates of the Boston College Women’s Executive Program.
First Step, developed in 1990, is a non-profit organization with approved charitable status. The organization has prominent Irish business community leaders to harness the goodwill of the private sector to help individuals find their talents. Since 1990, First Step has funded more than 130 projects at a cost of 1.1 million dollars and created more than 350 jobs in