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Irish Chamber

Emerald Leadership Program


What is the Emerald Leadership Program?

The Emerald Leadership Program celebrates and supports our established and emerging Female Leaders.

It's a female focused networking group with a structured program to provide peer based network and business support to our next generation of female leaders.

Participants, as members of a peer to peer roundtable, can fast track their development through the shared experiences of the group and those visiting female speakers who are ready to share their insights with an amazing group of female leaders.

Members will also have access to a library of resources, being developed for our Leadership Programs, which will support their success. They will also participate in our Leadership Events, where they will have the opportunity to hear from industry experts, engage with our program alumni and the wider Chamber network.


How do the Roundtables work?

Emerald Roundtables consist of a small group of like-minded business women (either from an Entrepreneurial or a Corporate environment) who will exchange knowledge, experience and support.  It will fast track business knowledge through the shared experiences of the group. Individuals work with peers on their business during a monthly session.  The sessions will be facilitated by experienced female leaders and will be designed to get participants working on their business not in it.  It will be a strategic problem solving time; space to make decisions, find solutions and work on challenges.

Emerald Roundtables are a private, confidential network.  


How do you select participants?

Building on our experience and success with our Mentoring program, we will have a volunteer subcommittee evaluate expressions of interest and choose participants based on objectives, experience, business needs and other criteria. Potential participants will be offered a place on one of our Mobilisation Workshops, and following successful completion, will be considered for a place on the program. Those who are successful will be placed in groups and will meet monthly.  Sessions will be rotated between members businesses so you will have a turn at hosting the group - in house or off site, it's up to you but it needs to be appropriate for the meeting.


How much does it cost?

Fees for the 2020 intake are currently being set and will include all elements of the program, including Leadership Event and Networking Event tickets, access to a Roundtable, workshops and access to program resources.


How can I take part?

The first thing to do is join the Chamber - sounds simple and it really is! If you want to apply for the Emerald Leadership Program, you will need to be a full member - and please be aware that preference will be given to existing members with a record of getting involved in the Chamber.

How to join the Emerald Leadership Program

To submit an Expression of Interest form, please click here or below. Any questions? For application support, just email us at

The Emerald Leadership Program in Ireland is sponsored by: