Irish Chamber Women in Leadership

The Irish American Business Chamber & Network’s Women in Leadership Committee seeks to reinforce the mission of the Chamber in “…promoting the interests of our members and the development of economic and educational relationships between the United States and the Island of Ireland,” with a specific focus on better serving our women members and all those who support those interests.

The Women in Leadership Committee seeks to accelerate the advancement of our women members in their professional lives through focused and meaningful networking opportunities, exposure to successful Irish and Irish-American female leaders, business education, skill-building, and by providing leadership opportunities within the Irish Chamber.

The Committee works in conjunction with the Chamber’s Membership Committee to attract and retain more women members. The Committee also works in tandem with the Chamber’s Events Committee to plan and execute two valuable series of events. Our Women in Leadership Speaker Series highlights Irish and Irish-American female leaders across industry, government, and non-profit sectors. Our Women in Leadership Empowerment Series provides opportunities for professional development and personal growth presented by thought leaders and industry experts.

Click HERE to register for upcoming events  in this series. Click HERE to view past events in this series.



Women in Leadership Committee Members

Co-Chair: Christine Hartmann Orlando, Past President
Co-Chair: Lisa Maloney, Vice President

• Patricia Buchanan, PMB Marketing
• Emer Cullinane, Conrad O’Brien PC
• Mary Hansen, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
• Edel Howlin, Project HOME
• Caroline Kneafsey, Converge One
• Trish Spellman, Cura Hospitality
• Kate Ward, Ward Design


If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Alanna Barry McCloskey at abarry@iabcn.org.