50 Women of Influence – Sarah O’Connor

Sarah O’Connor, WHPR

Sarah O’Connor is Head of Sport at Wilson Hartnell and one of the key advisers in some of Ireland’s biggest sponsorship properties.

These include AIB, Electric Ireland and the Olympic Federation of Ireland.  Indeed any sporting media would have the WHPR offices on Ely Place firmly locked into their Google Maps.

O’Connor entered the world of sport as the first CEO of the Federation of Irish Sport and has maintained an adviser relationship with them in the three years since she joined WHPR.

As a former Hockey player and new recruit to the world of Gaelic for Mothers and Others, she has kept an active as well as a desk interest in sport.  This year has seen the WHPR team bolstered with the addition of Oisin Langan from Newstalk as well as Dublin Ladies Football double All Ireland winner Sinead Goldrick.

It’s a strong team with a strong leader.

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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