A Ballina woman has been elected as the new president of the Mayo branch of Network Ireland – an organisation that supports the professional and personal development of women.
Edel Kenny, owner of the Ballina-based company Event Audio Visual (EAV) and cofounder of Ballina Community Radio, was presented with the chain of office by outgoing president, Caroline Kirrane of APP Kirrane Auctioneering.
Retail expert, Melissa Moore of the Retail Advisor has been confirmed as branch vice president.
Edel has over a decade of experience as a community leader with a focus on education and business. A qualified post primary teacher, she has been running her own business since 2017 with the support of Local Enterprise Office, Mayo and Network Ireland at a local and national level.
Her role in establishing the not-for-profit, volunteer-run Ballina Community Radio was inspired by her desire to give back to her locality and harness the energy and spirit of the community.
Edel is a strong believer in empowerment, personal development and continuous learning and brings all of this to her new role as president of Network Ireland, Mayo Branch.
“My goal for the year ahead is to support all women, both employers and employees to make the most of every opportunity in a recovering economy,” she said on her election and paid tribute to the outgoing branch president and committee members.
Edel has selected Down Syndrome Mayo has her charity partner for her year in office and plans to channel her experience in event management and production to offer hybrid networking events as Covid-19 restrictions evolve.
Her fellow committee members for 2022 include Caroline Kirrane (Ex-Officio), Elaine Kennedy (Treasurer & Membership Officer), Pamela Barrett, Lorraine Hall, Ger Hogan and Paula McNicholas.
The Network Mayo branch welcomes new members and application forms are available from the website www.networkireland.ie.
For further information email [email protected] or follow the branch on social media.