Over the last year, we have been working with Longford Women’s Link to establish and develop a new cross-border partnership aimed at collaborating together, sharing knowledge and learning from one another, focusing on women in non-traditional sectors across the Island of Ireland.

The project has provided over 30 women from both organisations to come together and create new friendships with women across the border, develop their confidence and leadership skills and learn from one another.

The culmination of the project (for this year) was a conference in the border region. The participants decided on the theme of ‘Pushing Boundaries’ – hearing stories of inspirational women from across the Island of Ireland who are already pushing boundaries within their fields and exploring how we can all push boundaries in our own lives.

On Monday 24th June, we travelled down to Ulster Canal Stores in Clones, Co. Monaghan to meet with Longford Women’s Link and other conference attendees. We had a fantastic day and the feedback from participants was beyond our expectations. As we finish this project, we move in to a new stage of our partnership with Longford Women’s Link and are exploring opportunities for further collaboration together over the next year.