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Network Cork rallies around motorsport icon

Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 5:02pm

Network Cork held its first event of 2019 yesterday, the aptly named Driving it Forward, and it featured Rosemary Smith, Ireland’s first female rally driver.

The internationally renowned motorsport icon spoke at the Triskel last night about her fascinating career.

Having initially trained as a dress designer, Rosemary has had a long and successful career behind the wheel. Rosemary discussed what drove her to succeed in the male-dominated world of rally driving, the challenges she faced and the accolades she won.

Speaking before the event, President of Network Ireland Cork Branch and Marketing Manager at Triskel Arts Centre, Gillan Hennessy, said: “At Network Cork, we seek to recognise the achievements of women across all industries and we’re delighted to welcome Rosemary to speak at our first event in 2019. A pioneer in her field, she continues to demonstrate resilience, determination and drive.

“The story of her extraordinary career will not only motivate and inspire attendees, but also open a discussion on breaking through gender barriers and furthering road safety in Ireland. Driving it Forward will be the first of a number of inspirational talks and workshops this year.”

Network Ireland is an organisation that supports the professional and personal development of women. A non-profit, voluntary organisation, Network Ireland has over 1,000 female and male members including entrepreneurs, SME owners, professionals and leaders in indigenous and multinational organisations across a variety of sectors. For more information contact info@networkcork.ie.

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