The Chief Executives Club at Queen's University is delighted to host a lunch event jointly with Women in Business, to take place on Thursday 18 January 2018, 12-2pm in Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast.

The 'Spotlight on Success' event will feature two inspirational women who will each share the story of their own career highlights.

‌The guest speakers for this lecture are Margot Slattery, Country President for Sodexo Ireland and Elspeth Beard, founder of her own successful architecture practice and the first British woman to ride a motorcycle around the world.

Margot Slattery: Sodexo Ireland is part of the French-owned Sodexo Group, the world’s largest multi-services company.  Margot has corporate governance and directorial responsibility for all Sodexo’s divisions operating in Ireland, where the company employs 3,700 staff with a turnover of €118m in 2016. In 2016, Margot was Image Magazine’s CEO of the Year and Irish Tatler’s Businesswoman of the Year. She appears on the Out at Work/Telegraph’s 2016 list of Top 50 LGBT Executives, the OUTstanding/Financial Times’ 2016 list of Top 100 LGBT Business Leaders and Cranfield University School of Management’s list of 100 Women to Watch in 2016. 

Elspeth Beard: In 1982, aged twenty-three, and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6. With no sponsorship or support, and in the age before the internet, mobile phones and sat nav, Elspeth Beard successfully completed the gruelling two-and a half year trip to become the first British woman to motorcycle around the world.  After her return she completed her studies and has since been running her own award-winning architectural practice in Surrey – including appearances on ‘Grand Designs’.

If you are interested in this event at the discounted rate of £25, please contact Aaron Patterson at Women in Business (