4th Annual Women@SIMI Takes Place In Dublin

Event recognises dynamic role played by women in the motor industry

2017 Women@SIMI Conference
Mary Kennedy MC, and Michelle Spillane, Director of Global Marketing, RTÉ. Picture: Aidan Oliver

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has hosted its 4th annual Women@SIMI event in Dublin. This event is a special gathering of women working in the motor industry in Ireland.

Over 140 professional women from around Ireland attended the 2017 Women@SIMI event, representing different sectors within the motor industry in Ireland.

Women@SIMI is about recognising the dynamic role played by women within the motor industry. The theme of this year’s event was the importance of entrepreneurship and seizing opportunities in business and career.

This year’s speakers included Michelle Spillane, Director of Global Marketing, RTÉ, Anna May McHugh, Managing Director National Ploughing Association (NPA) and Paula Fitzsimons, Managing Director of Fitzsimons Consulting.

Speaking at the event, Gavin Hydes, President of SIMI, said, “In my view, a critical objective for the industry is to communicate the exciting and dynamic career opportunities that are available in so many diverse sectors SIMI represents. It is important that we are able to attract the very top talent our businesses require going forward. It is a cutting-edge, fast-paced and ever-changing industry that has lots to offer those seeking a rewarding career”.

Karen Kennedy, Marketing Manager of Bank of Ireland Finance, Sponsor of Women@SIMI, said, “Since its inauguration, we are delighted to support Women@SIMI. It is important to recognise both the female role models and mentors within the motor industry and we are proud to play a part in this event”.

2017 Women@SIMI Conference
Pictured left to right: Gillian Fanning Serfac Limited, Teresa Noone SIMI, Mary Kennedy MC, Anna May McHugh, Managing Director National Ploughing Association, Michelle Spillane, Director of Global Marketing, RTÉ Paula Fitzsimons, Managing Director of Fitzsimons Consulting, Karen Kennedy Bank of Ireland Finance. Picture: Aidan Oliver

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