International Women’s Day

Enniscorthy & District Chamber is thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with the Soroptismist to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Enniscorthy is celebrating International Women’s day on the eve.

The theme’s event is about “My Success Story”- beyond wealth and power.

Speakers with different experiences and age will tell us their inspiring stories on that day.



Zara King: Broadcast Journalist ,News Reporter on TV3

Zara King is a news reporter with TV3. Originally from Waterford, she previously worked with WLR fm and Beat 102 103, doing a year in the midlands at iRadio, before moving to Dublin to work with Newstalk and TodayFM. 

Zara was appointed South East Correspondent with UTV Ireland, when the channel first launched in 2015, covering many stories in Wexford and across this region.She is now based out of the 3 News Ireland Hub’ in Dublin, working nationwide and beyond on a variety of stories for the TV3 group of channels. 




The inspiring speakers are:

Linda Doran: Director at Baker Tilly Hughes Blake 

Director in Audit and Advisory at Baker Tilly Hughes Blake and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Linda has developed a diverse range of experience having worked in both industry and practice, in Ireland and overseas. Specialising in auditing progressive mid-market businesses – including financial management and internal control review. Linda adds sizeable value to our clients through her international experience in change management, project management and process improvement.

Returned migrant, Wexford native and mother of two.


Joanne Powell – QED Quality Education Development

Joanne is a learning and development professional with extensive experience in education, training and assessment. She has significant experience of programme reviews – both within the third-level and professional accountancy sectors, including membership of review panels for degree programmes (undergraduate and post-graduate) and peer review teams for professional accountancy qualifications.

Education is Joanne’s passion. Following several years working in second level and vocational training, she qualified as a chartered accountant and subsequently worked in public practice before returning to an education role. In 2006, she joined Chartered Accountants Ireland, initially as its syllabus development manager and subsequently as Head of Assessment and Syllabus. During that period, she worked extensively with senior accountants and academics to develop and review syllabi and assessment strategy and processes for trainee-chartered accountants.

Joanne is recognised as a skilled communicator and for having the ability to work with committees and teams to identify issues and find practical solutions. She joined QED in 2015, bringing her energy, passion and commitment to the business and its clients.



Eileen Herlihy – Joint founder of Wexford School of Music and Soroptimist Member

Eileen, originally from Limerick, has had many different life experiences and is an inspiring woman.

She was the youngest student at Mary Immaculate Training College and later studied at UCD and at Dublin College of Music.

Eileen has had a varied career in the field of education.  She worked as a primary teacher, taught Mathematics and English at secondary level and was deputy principal in Presentation Secondary School, Wexford.   She also taught in the United States of America.

In 1980 Eileen co-founded the County Wexford School of Music with Alan Cutts. Over the years the school has developed the talents of countless Wexford musicians and also many professional singers and musicians who delight audiences in Ireland and abroad. Eileen was the volunteer Principal of County Wexford School of Music from 1980 until her retirement in 2008 when she donated the school to the County of Wexford.

Eileen is also a member of Soroptimist International, is married and the mother of five grown-up children.



Una Sinnott – Agri & Food UCD Student, Wexford Camogie player

From the parish of Craanford Monaseed, Co. Wexford, Una is a second year Food and Agri Business student in University College Dublin.

Reigning from a beef, sheep, and tillage family farm herself, Una won best speaker at the Dawn Meats sponsored ‘Great Agri Food debate’ for two years running this year. As well as being a GAA sports scholar with her college, Una is a 2018 recipient of the UCD Presidents Awards for student contribution to the college.

Now in her fourth season on the Wexford Senior camogie, Una is also passionate camogie player for her club, college, and county.

When not in a lecture hall or on the pitch, Una contributes articles to the Irish Farmers Journal and occasionally writes match reports in the Wexford Guardian Newspaper.



Date: Wednesday 7th march 2018 from 11 am to 1 pm.

Location: Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

RSVP: This is a FREE EVENT, please call 053 9232006 or email