Lift off at Shannon Airport for prestigious Women in Aviation Mid-West Region networking event as the organisation celebrates first anniversary

Lynne Embleton, CEO of Aer Lingus delivers inspiring keynote address to over 80 attendees

Tuesday, 5th March 2024: Lynne Embleton, CEO of Aer Lingus was the inspiring keynote speaker at an event in Shannon Airport on Monday afternoon to celebrate the first anniversary of the establishment of The Women in Aviation Mid-West Region network, and the start of a series of events in Shannon to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The event, which was sponsored by The Shannon Airport Group, was attended by more than 80 members of the Mid-West aviation community and provided a unique opportunity for women working in the sector to come together to collaborate and establish connections.

The Women in Aviation Mid-West Region will celebrate its first year in operation on International Women’s Day on the 8th March. Building on its success to date, the group’s organising committee, in collaboration with The Shannon Airport Group, were delighted to welcome Lynne Embleton to Shannon Airport, where she delivered a powerful keynote address on her career journey in aviation, providing valuable insights and reflections to eventgoers on her experiences in the aviation sector.

Commenting on the event, Lynne Embleton, CEO of Aer Lingus, said: I was thrilled to be part of the Women in Aviation Mid-West Region networking event at Shannon Airport, and it was an honour to share my reflections with industry colleagues. Although the organisation is only in its second year, it is clear that there are already formidable connections being established by women in aviation in this region. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the organising committee on their remarkable efforts to champion female leadership in the sector.”

Speaking at the event, Mary Considine, CEO of The Shannon Airport Group said: “It is very fitting to have Lynne Embleton, the first ever female chief executive of Aer Lingus as the keynote speaker for this special event at Shannon Airport to mark the first anniversary of the establishment of the Women in Aviation Mid-West Region organisation. Aer Lingus is a crucial airline partner for Shannon Airport, and over the years we have enjoyed a very positive relationship with them, and I would like to extend a sincere thanks to Lynne for taking time out to visit Shannon to share her insights and wisdom with members of the region’s aviation community.”

“I would also like to congratulate the Women in Aviation Mid-West Region organising committee on another tremendous event and wish them well as we look forward to more fantastic events this week to mark International Women’s Day with other inspiring speakers like Eva O’Keeffe and Julie Dickerson.” 

Rita Meehan, Women in Aviation Mid-West Region Organising Committee, concluded: “On behalf of all the organising committee, I wish to express our gratitude to Lynne Embleton for being with us to share her story and also to The Shannon Airport Group for their support of the event. The success of the Women in Aviation Mid-West Region network to date is testament to the power of collaboration and the strength of female leadership within our aviation community and we look forward to building on this into the future.”

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