Women in Sport 2017 – Jennifer Gleeson

Sport for Business, in partnership with Liberty Insurance, is publishing our third annual list of the 50 Most Influential Women in Irish Sport.

This is not about Women’s sport, it is about the influence that women are wielding across all sport.  We will identify leaders on and off the field of play.  They will include those who are role models in terms of their abilities on and off the field of play.  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.


Jennifer Gleeson

Jennifer Gleeson is the Sponsorship Manager at Diageo with responsibility for making the most of the company’s rich sporting and other sponsorship assets.

She has had a busy few years over the lifetime of Sport for Business starting out at WHPR and moving to the GAA in 2012 where she was a key member of the sponsorship team.

In 2015 she joined Lidl and was a key player in the initial sponsorship deal between them and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association.

Earlier this year she moved to Diageo filling the gap created by Gemma Bell’s move to Bank of Ireland.

It has been a busy start with the Guinness Jazz Festival rolling straight into the Guinness Autumn Series of Internationals at the Aviva Stadium.

See the others in our list of the most Influential Women in Irish Sport including  Mary O’ConnorCarol McMahonDeirdre AsheSian GrayRoisin GlynnMichelle TannerGemma BellTracey KennedyKatie TaylorJoy NevilleNiamh O’DonoghueJoan O’FlynnLindsay PeatAnnalise MurphyDee ForbesEmma ByrneFiona CoghlanDr Una MayAnne O’LearyCora Staunton, Sarah Keane and Jessica Harrington.

In 2018 Sport for Business will host 20 events linking sport and business in ways that make a difference to how we all do such a great job, as well as producing our Daily News Digest covering the commercial world of Irish sport.

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