DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Nov 5, 2012) - Join the Women's Executive Network on Tuesday 6 November in Dublin at the 1st Annual Top 25 Leadership Summit. This uniquely formatted inspirational conference for women in Irish business will bring together Ireland's top executives to discuss the latest business trends and highlight the challenges and obstacles female leaders must overcome in order to create successful and sustainable businesses.

Three remarkable and inspiring speakers, who have excelled in their respective male-dominated fields, will take the stage to lead thought provoking discussions, which will then be followed by a panel of some of the most well-known Irish private sector business women. "We are thrilled that these extraordinary women who have been honoured with Ireland's Most Powerful Women: Top 25 Awards are giving back and inspiring the next generation of female leaders," says Fionnuala Croke, WXN Advisory Board Chair and Director, Chester Beatty Library. 

The Keynote Speakers will include:
1. Deputy Garda Commissioner, Noirin O'Sullivan, who will share her remarkable story of achievement in arguably one of the most traditionally male-dominated sectors.

2. Professor Anne Scott, Deputy President/Registrar in DCU, who will speak about what it takes to lead universities in the 21st Century and how her female point of view adds to their traditional leadership model.

3. Caroline Green, Director of Customer Service for Ryanair, who will share her mandate to improve customer service and how she does so at lower costs, which is what any business strives to achieve.

The Summit will begin with these dynamic keynote speakers sparking off topics and issues amongst the assembled guests, which will then be discussed by a specialist 'Flash Panel' of three former Top 25 winners, who also double as hugely successful and experienced executives in the Irish private sector.

These female leaders include:
Anne Heraty, Group Chief Executive, CPL Resources
Marie Moynihan, Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition, Dell
Melanie Sheppard, Finance Director, Pfizer Healthcare

About WXN:
At WXN, we inspire smart women to lead. Our goal is to connect and inspire our members through our popular Speaker Series Events and through the recognition of Ireland's Most Powerful Women: Top 25 Winners. Our promise to our 2,500 Irish WXN members is simple: learn from thought leaders, connect with smart women, and celebrate accomplishments. The Leadership Summit has been made possible by the support of our valued Partners: HSBC, Arthur Cox, Dell and the Irish Times.

Event Details:
What: 2012 Ireland's Most Powerful Women: Top 25 Leadership Summit
When: Tuesday 6 November
Where: The Westin Dublin
Time: Registration begins 13.30 and Media is welcome from 13.00 - 13.30

Contact Information:

Women's Executive Network