Rachel Solon, Legacy Consultants

Rachel Solon was appointed as Head of Sport for Legacy Consultants during 2018 and is already making her mark within the agency and the wider sponsorship community.

Beginning her career in rights holder communications for Irish Sailing, Solon went on to join Wilson Hartnell’s Sports Sponsorship and Marketing team in 2014. During her time there, she was responsible for creating and delivering campaigns for clients including adidas, Electric Ireland, Etihad Airways, Guinness, Liberty Insurance, the Olympic Council of Ireland and SuperValu.

Most notably, she had been the lead on AIB’s internationally acclaimed GAA campaign #TheToughest for four seasons.

She now leads on the work Legacy does with Littlewoods Ireland and headed up the recent win of activation business around Energia’s partnership with Leinster Rugby.  She is also to the fore in the major announcement of a new and exciting deal on College Football coming to Dublin.

Solon was identified by Sport for Business as one of its original 12 young leaders back in 2016 and it is great to see the potential she has always shown coming to fruition.

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.