Saturday, November 7, 2009

A new book by Ellen Gunning will be launched on Tuesday November 10th at The Irish Writers’ Centre. "Capital Women of Influence" is based on a radio series of the same name which was written and presented by Ellen and broadcast during the summer on 103.2 Dublin City FM. The book focuses on thirteen successful women from a cross-section of Irish life. Elected Senator, Ivana Bacik and charity founder, Christina Noble, are just two of the influential women profiled in the book.

“All of these women have achieved status and influence and respect in different fields of endeavour. All have different backgrounds, but all share a number of traits in common. They are all passionate about what they do. They all work much longer hours that the standard nine to five. They are all supremely organised, in their business and home lives. They get all things done. They all see opportunities, not obstacles. They are all great talkers, and they enthuse as they talk. They are all generous in giving credit to others who helped them along the way: teachers, family members, influencers, past employers and friends. They are all, undoubtedly, high achievers.They are also genuinely nice people. It really is a pleasure to have a cuppa and a chat with them. These women all have incredible energy levels, amazing ability and great personalities. I am fascinated and inspired by each and every one of them. I hope you will be too.”

- Capital Women of Influence, Preface extract

The book will be launched by Senator David Norris at 6.30pm and will be followed by a wine reception.

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