THE GLOSS hosted The Art of the Deal – Investment Dinner in association with MERC Partners
The MERC Partners’ team was thrilled to be in association with The Art of the Deal – Investment Dinner hosted by The GLOSS MAGAZINE. Over 100 perfectly preened and astute business women at C-suite, partner level and senior management as well as business owners, attended our inspiring “THE ART OF THE DEAL” dinner.
Speaking at the event was our own Ruth Curran, Managing Partner of MERC Partners and Global Chair of IIC Partners. She delivered an empowering speech on the necessary value of being a strong leader in business and never under estimating the worth of your team:
“If leadership can be seen as the ability to bring people on a journey it must also be understood as the ability to ensure the people travelling with us participate and contribute to that journey. A strong management team isn’t something that adds strength to your position, it is your position of strength. For me, what’s really interesting about all of this is what happens when a management team really does start to work collectively. Because what you actually begin to see is a structure where individual leadership becomes less rather that more prominent. In other words, when a team is working well together it is also leading well together. So the message I’d like to leave you with tonight is a simple but I hope powerful one, and one that, if it resonates with your experience, I hope proves useful to the pursuit of your goals: your team is the most valuable asset you’ll bring to the table in any negotiations ”
Also speaking was Aisling Dodgson, Head of Treasury at Investec and Sheena Doggett, Partner at A&L Goodbody; and all three ladies focused on the key aspects of business deal-making – creating a business, selling a business, and forming the right team. Guest speaker, entrepreneur and author Jo Fairley, gave an entralling account of her commercial journey, from founding the Green & Black’s company to its acquisition by a large global multinational. Her entrepreneurial spirit has sparked several businesses since, including The Perfume Society.
As well as hearing expert advice and fresh thinking from experts on this important topic, we were delighted to present a very exclusive Look the Business presentation, The Art of Packing by Louis Vuitton.
Please see www.thegloss.ie. for images of the night.