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Five Turning Points of My Career

A female leadership series

In this new series, senior female leaders across Deloitte Ireland discuss defining moments in their careers, how they overcome challenges and the secrets to their success.

This week, Deloitte’s Consulting Partner and Chief Strategy Officer Yvonne Byrne talks about building a career in customer transformation, her struggle with confidence rising through the ranks, and the power of authenticity.

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Previously, we had Caroline O'Driscoll, Tax Partner, discussing how education brought her to a seat at the table, her struggle with confidence on her return to work after maternity leave, and how embracing her “mad hair” and staying true to herself has been key to her career success. 

Karen Goggin, Audit & Assurance Partner was next, taking us on a powerful journey of self-discovery, openness to embrace opportunities, and the importance of surrounding herself with people who have her back, so she can be the change she wants to see.

Lorraine Griffin shared her journey from becoming a Tax partner at the age of 30, Head of the Tax & Legal practice 8 years later, and more recently being elected as Chair of Deloitte’s Partner Council and a Deloitte NSE Board Member.

Consulting Partner Ita Langton shared how she was initially discouraged from her chosen career path, her international experience with Deloitte, how she creates an environment for high-performing teams to succeed, and why for many, childcare is the key to improving female representation at senior levels.

Deloitte Ireland's CHRO, Sinead Gogan, discussed how gratitude can be used to build confidence, the importance of taking a legacy perspective, and why gender balance is good for business.

Audit Partner and Investment Management Leader Niamh Geraghty, shared how ‘looking up’ is key to unlocking your career, how tough feedback can be a catalyst for positive change, and the importance of advocating for other women.

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Nikki Gibney spoke about the power of asking questions, how she learned to delegate, and why taking a walk can be the key to building relationships.

Financial Advisory Partner, Anya Cummins discussed how you need to enjoy what you do, own your career, and more.