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Irish Chamber

Emerald Influence

Emerald Influence celebrates and supports our established and emerging Female Leaders.

It's a female focused networking group with a structured program to provide peer based network and business support to our next generation of female leaders.

You'll have the chance to hear from inspirational female speakers on a quarterly basis, join a peer to peer facilitated program that will fast track your development through the shared experiences of the group and each year celebrate Emerald Influence at a Ladies Lunch in Sydney (and yes, of course, the gents can join us for lunch too).

Why are we doing this?

The report of the Clinton Institute on “Supporting the next Generation of the Irish Diaspora” found that “the emergence of a young, female, professional element in the Irish emigrant communities affords support the development of diasporic networks for female professional development”.

Source - Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy

Following the release of the Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy, the Chamber committed to creating a suite of initiatives which would support the development of networks for female professional development in Australia.

The objective of Emerald Influence is to help women in business and entrepreneurs by providing them with access to dynamic business networks which will help them to succeed. We also see this program generating a pipeline for female Irish Australian representation at the Global Irish Economic Forum.

What's involved?

Emerald Influence will involve three key elements:

1.    Emerald Kin – a peer to peer facilitated program, piloted in Sydney
2.    Quarterly female themed speaker-led networking events in a family-friendly twilight slot
3.    Annual Lunch to celebrate ‘Emerald Influence’

How you can take part

The first thing to do is join the Chamber - sounds simple and it really is! If you want to apply for Emerald Kin, you will need to be a full (not an Associate) member but if you just want to come along to the quarterly events and the annual lunch, it's fine to be any type of member. The events will be listed on our Events page for advance booking when they're opened for sale, just the same as our breakfasts, lunches, evening events etc.

How to join Emerald Kin

To find out more about Emerald Kin and apply to be part of the group, click here.