St. Brigid's Day 2024

On 1 February, the Embassy hosted an event in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland to celebrate the achievements of leading Irish and Czech women in business.

7 February 2024
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Left to right: Padraic Deasy, Sonia Deasy, Ambassador Gibbons, Hana Reuterová, Lenka Reuterová.

The event, which took place at the Embassy Residence, featured talks by Sonia Deasy, co-founder of Irish skincare company Pestle & Mortar, and Hana and Lenka Reuterová of IDC-Food, a spices company active in the Czech Republic. In his address, Ambassador Gibbons set out the background of St. Brigid's Day, and noted the importance of engaging both men and women in women's stories, and particularly in women's stories in the workplace.

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Ambassador Gibbons delivering his address.

Both Sonia and Hana discussed the challenges and rewards of leading their own businesses, with many common elements in their experiences. Speeches were followed by a lively Q&A session with the attendees, which was moderated by Marta Širůčková of Enterprise Ireland. Attendees came from a range of different sectors, including business, culture, academia and civil society.

With thanks to our speakers and attendees for an engaging and stimulating event. For more information on St. Brigid's Day, please see our website: https://www.ireland.ie/en/st-brigids-day/.

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