50 Women of Influence – Michelle Carpenter

Michelle Carpenter, Rowing Ireland

Michelle Carpenter joined a small but growing group of Chief Executives in Irish Sport when she was appointed to head up Rowing Ireland in May 2018.

Originally from Limerick, Carpenter was one of the first registered female rowing members of Shannon Rowing Club, rowing in their first winning women’s championship crew of 1988.

On the administrative side, she has worked with the World Rowing development team on the Olympic Values Education programme.  Closer to home she was the driving force behind the succesful Get Going Get Rowing initiative in schools around Ireland in the wake of the O’Donovan Brothers success at the Rio Olympics.

In 2017 she was selected by World Rowing to be a participant at the IOC Women in Leadership forum in Lausanne.

She also brings valuable experience from beyond the sport having spent eight years working in Europe, firstly at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, before moving to the European Central Bank in Frankfurt in 1999 to be part of the team that launched the Euro currency.

50 Women of Influence in Irish Sport 2018 is brought to you by Sport for Business in partnership with our friends at Liberty Insurance.

Over the coming weeks, we will identify more leaders on and off the field of play. They will include those who are role models in terms of their abilities and what they have achieved. They will come from teams and individual sports, from sponsorship partners, from the media, from the administrative corridors of power and from places where influence may be subtle but no less powerful.

We want your voice in who the remainder should be. Who do you come across in your working life within sport, or in your position as an observer, that you feel deserves recognition.

Contact us today Quoting Women in Sport 2018 Nomination to let us know who you think should be joining us.

This year we will be inviting each of our nominated 50 to join us at our Annual Women in Sport Conference, hosted this year in the studios of RTÉ on Wednesday morning, December 5th.

We will be unveiling the line up of speakers we have joining us over the coming weeks and will make places available to book, initially for Sport for Business members, from Monday, October 17th.

We will also be publishing this year’s Women of Influence list, together with other interviews and content relating to the cause of promoting Women in Sport in a commemorative booklet.

If you would like to highlight the work your organisation is doing in this area as part of this project CONTACT US TODAY, Quoting Women in Sport 2019 Partnership and let’s talk about the options that are available.

 

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