Sonya Lennon

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 Designer and Dress for Success founder Sonya Lennon was among the other panellists. Photograph:    Marc O’Sullivan

A calm, rational discussion can be a beautiful and enlightening thing. On Tuesday, I took part in a panel debate about gender inequality in business,(...)

What is your average breakfast? Lorraine: I grab a banana and eat it in the car. But at the weekends I have pancakes, it’s a thing me and my daughter(...)

Joanne Hession, one of the founders of Lift

More than 300 people from across business, sport and voluntary organisations gathered for a conference on Wednesday to celebrate the launch of a new i(...)

Dress sense for the Irish summer

Dressing for Irish summer weather and its unpredictable vagaries presents exasperating challenges, when one minute we are languishing in a heatwave an(...)

The gender pay gap in Ireland is 13.6 per cent. “The pay gap has actually widened over recent years and one of the reasons for that is women are predominating in low-paid jobs,” says Niamh Allen of the National Women’s Council of Ireland. Illustration: Sorbetto

Women in Ireland are working for nothing from this week. “The current gender pay gap means women in Ireland effectively stop earning – relative to men(...)

Petria Lenehan with her daughter Robyn in New York: ‘Everything has just happened by being here, by meeting the right person at the right time’

The fashion industry brings $250 billion (€222 billion) to the US economy every year. But in a city already saturated with fashion enthusiasts chasin(...)

Sonya Lennon: “Money is only important to me for the security it gives to my family and me.”

Are you a saver or a spender? My dad worked in the bank, so the rule when I was growing up was always spend 50 per cent and save 50 per cent. For som(...)

Block colours. Beautiful cuts. Classic yet cool. Clothes it’s clear a warehouse full of thought had gone into. Clothes for Every Woman, everywhere my eyes landed.

I spent the guts of an hour talking about Tiger, the discerning person’s pound shop, with a group of women recently. It was one of those meandering(...)

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day. The day aims to raise gender equality awareness and celebrate women’s achievements. Historically, women have(...)

Second Avenue in Sandymount, Dublin 4:  Owner Aisling Walsh runs an appointment-only business with a strong focus on customer service
Shoptalk: consignment stores

You’re about to be invited into the resurgent subculture of consignment stores. A consignment store does two things. Firstly, it sells your designer c(...)

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