11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Women in Leadership Luncheon

Women As Peacemakers: The Good Friday Agreement, 25 Years On

Co-Hosted by Villanova University Center for Irish Studies and Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership

This April, our Chamber will join in commemorating the signing of the historic Good Friday Agreement with a special hybrid event featuring Professor Monica McWilliams. Monica was the co-founder of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition political party and was elected to a seat at the Multi-Party Peace Negotiations, which led to the Belfast (Good Friday) Peace Agreement in 1998. She served as a member of the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly from 1998-2003 and the Northern Ireland Forum for Dialogue and Understanding from 1996-1998.

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Registered Guests
Click HERE for a list of registered guests (as of 4/26/23)

11.30 am: Registration, Networking, Buffet Lunch
12.00 pm: Welcome Remarks
12.30 pm: Presentation, Fire-side chat, Q&A with audience
(for those joining virtually, please tune in at 12.30 pm EST)

The Inn at Villanova , Meeting Room 201
601 County Line Road, Radnor, PA 19087

On site parking is available

Dress Code
Business attire

In-person – SOLD OUT
To request the link to watch our presentation, please email abarry@iabcn.org.

Email Alanna Barry McCloskey at abarry@iabcn.org or call/text 215-772-3101.

Interview with Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (PA 5) and Dr. Cera Murtagh
To listen or watch to the full interview with Rep Scanlon and Dr. Murtagh
YouTube ; Spotify

To listen to an audio recording of Professor McWilliams’ presentation, please click HERE.

Media Coverage

The Irish Star


The Irish Echo

Peace Heroines:
Herstory’s new arts education programme that tells the story of the pivotal role that women played in the NI peace process from the 1960s to today. This moving display visited the Irish Center in Philadelphia on April 20th – 23rd.