connect 2018 • 99 Sydney— Diversity and Inclusion in Sport: A Panel Discussion Great Britain Leadership Series with Harry Handlesman FEBRUARY, 2018 The Ireland Funds Young Leaders gathered on February 27 for a lecture in the Global Leadership Series at the magnificent St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London. The owner of this iconic hotel and visionary property developer, Harry Handelsman of Manhattan Loft, led an excellent leadership session, sharing an overview of his pioneering journey in business over the past 25 years. It was a masterclass in entrepreneurial spirit. MARCH, 2018 To kick-off the 2018 event calendar, the Sydney Australia Young Leaders spent an evening exploring the true impact of diversity and inclusion with Ireland and Australia’s sporting legends. The panel, which consisted of Australian of the Year Adam Goodes, one of Australia’s most successful GAA stars Keira Kinahan Murphy, dual AFL/Gaelic star Tadhg Kennelly, and Swans legend Mick O’Loughlin, held attendees captive by their achievements and stories. Thanks to generous support of Dr. Stanley Quek, guests enjoyed The Private Kitchen, Kensington St with drinks courtesy of Jacob’s Creek wines and The Dubliner Irish Whiskey Liqueur. A key takeaway was realizing the distance still to travel in making true diversity and inclusion a reality in society. The GO Foundation, supported by the Young Leaders, is bridging this gap with a tangible impact on the lives of children. 1 Harry Handelsman, Siobhán Gallagher 2 Harry Handelsman speaks to The Ireland Funds Great Britain Young Leaders 3 John-Paul Eaton, Byron Fry, Dermot Skinnader, James Meade Photos: Noel Mullen 1 Yvonne Le Bas, Adam Goodes, Dr. Stanley Quek, Keira Kinahan Murphy, Tadhg Kennelly 2 Sydney Young Leader Committee with Dr. Stanley Quek, MC Brian Deane, Panelists 3 Guests at The Private Kitchen Photos: Stanley Images 1 1 2 2 3 3 GREAT BRITAIN YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY SYDNEY YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY