Upcoming Events

Women in Business Lunch

Women in Business Lunch 2019

Date: Friday, 6th December 2019

Time: 12.30–3.00pm

Venue: One The Waterfront, Gallwey’s Hill, Tramore

Cost: €35 per person, includes two-course lunch and mulled cider by Legacy Irish Cider

Waterford Chamber and Waterford Local Enterprise Office invite you to our Women in Business Lunch at On the Waterfront, Tramore on Friday, 6th December from 12.30–3.00pm with guest speaker Karen Burns, General Manager & Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, Sun Life Financial. Always a highlight on the Chamber calendar, this is always a sell-out event, so don’t be disappointed – round up the ladies and book your tickets today.


A Bachelor of Commerce graduate from UCC, Karen started her career with Dunnes Stores, before she moved to become the Director of Human Resources at AOL Time Warner. Karen went on to earn her Masters from UL in Strategic Human Resource Management before moving to Sun Life Financial in Waterford in 2006. In 2013 Karen became the General Manager of Sun Life’s Irish operations as well as the AVP of Human Resources for teams located in Ireland, the US and Canada. Karen is an expert in her field in the areas of employee engagement, organisational development, and succession planning and talent management. 

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