Jill Downey, Core Sponsorship

Jill Downey is the Managing Director of Core Sponsorship and a board member of Core, Ireland’s largest marketing communications company.

Core Sponsorship was co-founded by Downey in 2015 as a sponsorship consultancy with a strong focus on measurement and return on investment for both sponsors and rights holders.

Sport for Business worked with Downey on our Partners Event in 2017, an undertaking that will return in 2019 and she is undoubtedly one of the sharpest operators working in the sponsorship arena.

Having taken time out on maternity leave in 2018 she is a great example, together with others on our list that influence does not have to wane when devoting time to other important areas of life.

Core Sponsorship began life with two employees and, since then, Downey has grown the team to ten experts who have worked with more than 40 clients.

Within the wider company, she has also taken on the challenge of representing women in the workplace. She established ‘Core Women’ which is designed to offer female colleagues support, advice and the tools they need to keep progressing in their careers.

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 you can book one of the limited places available to join us by clicking below.

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.