Night of Celebrations and Networking for Women in Business - Monday 14th December 17.30-19.00


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Online Festive Event:  A Night of Celebrations and Networking

Date and Time: Monday 14th December 2020    17.30-19.00

It has been a challenging year all around but we’re looking forward to finishing the year on a high as we celebrate the achievements of our members and look forward to 2021.  We particularly want to celebrate our 2020 Award Winners, hear the story behind Chupi, an amazing Irish success story and network with other women in business.    This special night will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Hazel Chu.  The Awards will be presented by Greg Swift Head of Enterprise and Economic Development for Dublin City Council.   This will be followed by a talk by Chupi Sweetman, founder and CEO of Chupi, a hugely successful Irish jewellery brand.  Jean Evans will finish the night by sharing tips and tricks on how to network like a pro in an online and offline world.  She’ll also focus on how to qualify and quantify your networks for 2021, so that you can hit the ground running in the New Year and ensure maximum impact. And as it’s a networking event, there will be some breakout rooms set up to get the networking juices flowing.
Please see below for profiles of all of the speakers.
You can book your place at this special event here:
It is nearly Christmas so please feel free to wear a Santa Hat, festive earrings or whatever works for you.  And of course our end of year event wouldn't be the same without a mince pie or mulled wine if you have one to hand!
Lord Mayor of Dublin 2020-2021 Hazel Chu 
Councillor Hazel Chu was elected the 352nd Lord Mayor of Dublin at the Annual Meeting of Dublin  City Council held on 29th June 2020 in the Round Room at the Mansion House. Councillor Mary  Callaghan was elected the Deputy Lord Mayor. 
Hazel Chu was born and raised in Dublin. She grew up in the suburb of Firhouse, before moving to  Celbridge, and now lives in Ranelagh with her partner Patrick and their 2 year old daughter Alex. 
She first became involved in politics in 2014, when she ran her partner’s local election campaign. In  2019, she became the first Green Party councillor to be elected in the local elections for the ward of  Pembroke and topped the poll with over 4,000 first preference votes. In the same year she was  elected Chair of the Party. 
She studied politics and history in UCD and trained to be a barrister at Kings Inns. While studying she  worked as a fundraising consultant for non-profits and as a production manager for music festivals.  After being called to the Bar in 2007 she worked in Sydney, Hong Kong and Guilin. Upon returning  home she was offered a Fellowship by UCD Smurfit and worked in New York for Bord Bia. She has  worked in various management roles and in 2013 became Diageo’s Head of Brand, Corporate and  Trade Communications. 
Councillor Chu was the first person in her family to finish school and go to college. Her parents are  from Hong Kong. They met in Ireland in the 1970s. 
In her spare time she lends her voice to promoting diversity and equality, and is a regular media  contributor. Her first loves are her daughter, running election campaigns, surfing, and cooking. Since  she was a teenager she has worked in her mother’s restaurant in every position from dishwasher to  waitress, to sous chef. 
Hazel Chu is the 9th woman to hold the office of the Lord Mayor of Dublin.  
Chupi Sweetman, Founder and CEO, Chupi
Chupi is an eponymous jewellery line, inspired by the beauty and magic of Ireland.    Founder and CEO Chupi Sweetman designs timeless heirlooms to celebrate life’s most precious moments. Her unique, award-winning pieces are inspired by the beauty and magic of Ireland and are designed to become a treasured part of your story. The first Chupi collections were created by Chupi from her spare room, where she handmade and hand-parcelled every order. Now she leads a team out of headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and her precious jewellery is adored by fans in over 65 countries across the world. 
She is passionate about design, craftsmanship and sustainability. Every piece is designed by Chupi and handcrafted by skilled artisans in Ireland using traditional methods and ethical, sustainable materials.
Jean Evans
Jean Evans is an expert on all things networking. It is her passion, and one that is borne out of experience and plenty of trial and error, mistakes and mishaps. Through her blogs and social media channels, she shares tips, tricks, hacks and ideas on how to become an effective networker in business.  Her business, NetworkMe, focusses on training, mentoring, coaching and speaking on the area of networking in order to help business owners network for success, to overcome the fear and overwhelm and to learn how to network strategically and effectively, while enjoying the journey!
Jean is currently the Chair of the Citywest B2B in the South Dublin Chamber. She is also the current President of the Network Ireland Wicklow Chapter for 2021. She is also on the national Mentor panel within Network Ireland.  She won Networker of the Year 2019 in the South Dublin Chamber Awards.


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