New York Times: Women and Leadership 

A series of articles published this week by the New York Times will be of particular interest to the LIFT Ireland community.

Joanne Hession, who founded LIFT Ireland along with Sonya Lennon and David Hession, appeared in two articles published by the New York Times. These articles are part of a special section within the publication called ‘Women and Leadership’. With her experience as founder of an initiative promoting positive leadership change in Ireland, this was a natural fit. 

For the piece, Joanne took part in two interviews with New York Times journalists where she gave her take on starting a business and how to attract finance. It is great to see her words of wisdom setting the tone of both articles. 

In this particular series, Joanne found herself in great company. Other inspirational leaders who shared their insights included Kristen Miller and Amanda Johnson of Mented Cosmetics, Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez of TomboyX, and Amy Nelson of The Riveter amongst others. Ireland’s LuLu O’Sullivan of and, was also featured in the series. 

The New York Times is one of the most widely recognised publications in the world. Founded in 1851, the paper has won 127 Pulitzer Prizes, which is more than any other newspaper. The New York Times is ranked 3rd in United States by circulation and ranked 18th in the entire world. The publication ended 2018 with 3.4 million online subscriptions and 4.3 million total subscriptions. For Joanne to be asked to share her opinion on leadership for such an illustrious publication is an incredible proud moment for both her and LIFT Ireland.

You can find links to both articles below:

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