More than 80 women attended the official launch at AIB Wexford of a lifelong learning Masters in Executive Leadership which will begin at the South East Technological University’s Wexford campus in September.
he free course is open to women only and is fully funded by the Center for Insurance Risk Studies and Data Analysis (CIRDAS).
There was also news in the evening of the establishment in September of a Wexford branch of Network Ireland, an organization supporting the professional and personal development of businesswomen, with the first open house to be held on September 20 in a location to be announced later.
The AIB event was organized in collaboration with Therese O’Connor from Skillnet, Lindsey Malone from SETU and Damien Rossiter from CIRDAS and AIB officials Maree Lyng, Emma Fox and Emer Coleman.
Maree Lyng, Hub Manager at AIB Bank in County Wexford welcomed everyone and shared her own journey as a business leader while Lindsey Malone, SETU Deputy Head of Lifelong Learning Faculty la vie and Damien Rossiter, Head of Development and Programs at CIRDAS outlined the details of the new Level 9 Master of Business in Executive Leadership, funded by CIRDAS.
The course is a mix of classroom and distance learning and can be completed on a modular basis with certificates earned at the end of each module. Entry requirements are a level 8 diploma or recognition of prior learning.
Linda Codoul, the incoming chair of Network Ireland in 2024, spoke about the benefits of the organization and plans to establish a branch in County Wexford.
Also in attendance were Network Ireland chair Noreen McKenzie and former chair Becci Harrison, as well as Wexford Mayor Maura Bell.
Noreen McKenzie extended an open invitation to women in Wexford to join the new branch while Therese O’ Connor of Skillnet welcomed the establishment of the MA and the imminent introduction of Network Ireland in Wexford.
After a Q&A, a number of women stayed to mingle and chat. “There was a huge energy in the room that night. There was a lot of interest in both the MSc course and the new Network Ireland branch,” said AIB’s Emer Coleman.
To apply for the course, go to https://www.itcarlow.ie/study/lifelong-learning/how-to-apply-evening-courses/part-time-application-form.htm.
Anyone wishing to become part of the new Network Ireland branch in Wexford should contact Ms Coleman at [email protected] or 086 0266082.