WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON
Carmel Galvin, Chief People Officer at Stripe and Jacquelline Fuller, President of Google.org were the Honorary Speakers at The Ireland Funds Women in Leadership Luncheon on December 2nd, 2022, at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco.
Vice President of The Ireland Funds, Marjorie Muldowney paid tribute to the blend of agility, endurance and extraordinary vision that has taken Carmel & Jacquelline to the C-Suites of these global technology companies. She welcomed 300 guests to this popular networking event and festive reunion, recognizing the important role so many Irish women have played in passing down the traditions of their Irish ancestral background. It was wonderful to be back with a live audience!
In introducing the Honorary Speakers, The Ireland Funds President & CEO, Caitriona Fottrell spoke passionately about the women leading a myriad of non-profit programs in Ireland. The Luncheon was an opportunity for The Ireland Funds to get behind more great causes including programs that support and empower women and children throughout the island of Ireland. In an inspiring and entertaining conversation, Janet Reilly, a former broadcaster and co-owner & monthly columnist of the Nob Hill Gazette, presented a range of topics for discussion, including describing their leadership style and how to increase the number of women in power, as well as an entertaining wrap-up on favorite indulgences!
Honorary Chairs and generous supporters of this year’s Luncheon were EJ Farrell, Olivia Gaynor-Long, Maureen O’Brien Sullivan, Mary Ricks, and Jeannie Sangiacomo. Ireland’s new Consul General of Ireland in San Francisco, Micheal Smith was there with his wife Claire and Vice Consul Jen Chadwick, along with The Ireland Funds America Board Director Bart Murphy. Also joining us were longtime supporters Clint Reilly, Liz Ferrari, Sheila Gleeson, Ann King, Eileen Moore Murphy, Marie Woods. Cinta Murphy, Erin Doyle Ebeling, Mary Conlon-Almassy, Sheila McCarthy, and Carmel Slattery-Gilmore.
The event was generously supported by Google.org, Susan & Harry Hartford, Mary Ricks, Bill McMorrow at Kennedy Wilson, Colin Ryan at Goldman Sachs, and Betsy & Bill McKiernan. Key sponsors included Invest Northern Ireland, First Republic Bank, Jesuits West, Stripe, and William Fry LLP. Gifts gratefully received from Mary Hunt, Patsy McGinnis, Kerri Murphy Hogan, Anne & Bill McNally, Suzi Tinsley, and Dede Wilsey. Thank you all!
A massive thank you to all our guests for joining us at this wonderful Luncheon supporting the work of The Ireland Funds. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the San Francisco Gala Dinner on Friday, March 10th, 2023.
Photos: Elaine Lee Photography