Easydry founder and CEO, Anne Butterly, was honoured to have been invited to take part in the Vital Voices Global Ambassador Programme recently. This incredible programme is supported by Bank of America and has global impact. The programme was launched six years ago and aims to identify female business leaders, up-skill and mentor them so their achievements grow.
Anne Finucane, Vice Chair of Bank of America and Chairman of Bank of America Merrill lynch Europe believes that curiosity, along with being able to see a woman that you can aspire to be like and great mentorship are the key ingredients for success. Finucane brought famous female stars of the business world like Martha Stewart, Melanne Verveer and Cherie Blair to Ireland to share their experiences. Other high profile speakers included TV celebrity and entrepreneur Martha Stewart, barrister and lecturer Cherie Blair and politician and chief commissioner for human rights in Northern Ireland Monica McWilliams. Irish speakers included fashion designer Louise Kennedy and broadcaster and investor Norah Casey.
The programme consisted of a week long programme of events with mentors and mentees sharing invaluable advice. This year there were 11 mentors and mentees involved. As Anne Fincane explains: “It is a privilege to see such energy and momentum on a global level. It is project like this, where women are given the chance to empower their peers that enable us to sleep better, get up earlier and start again the next day.
To read more about this programme in Irish Tatler, click HERE
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