LADIES THAT LUNCH: Chanelle McCoy will join icap’s International Women’s Day fundraiser
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LADIES THAT LUNCH: Chanelle McCoy will join icap’s International Women’s Day fundraiser

SUCCESSFUL Irish businesswoman and Dragons’ Den star Lady Chanelle McCoy will be the guest speaker at a virtual charity event celebrating International Women's Day.

Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, icap will host their annual London event online for the first time in 2021, but they claim it will be “just as much fun”.

Based in north London, the organisation provides vital counselling and psychotherapy services to the Irish community in Britain.

While its centres have been closed during lockdown, icap has continued its therapy services via Zoom and telephone calls throughout the pandemic – and also launched a free confidential helpline to offer support to Irish people who were struggling as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Next week they will mark International Women’s Day, which falls on March 8, with a special lunchtime event being held on Friday, March 4.

“We are delighted to announce that we will be marking International Women’s Day virtually this year,” the charity confirmed.

“Our annual event is a renowned event on the Irish social calendar in London,” they added.

“In keeping with the current government guidelines, we have moved our event, now in its seventh year, to the virtual world, something we have all grown accustomed to, but we can assure you this year will be just as much fun.”

The event, which is open to all to attend, will feature an insight into the world of guest speaker Lady Chanelle McCoy, the founder and CEO Chanelle McCoy Health.

Ms McCoy, who is a dragon investor on Dragon’s Den Ireland, will be in conversation with Marina Donohoe, Enterprise Ireland’s Director for UK, Nordics, Central & Eastern Europe, tackling all things life and business.

There will also be a chance for networking during the fundraising event, which runs from 12.30pm until 1.45pm.

Tickets, costing £25, can be purchased here.

Lady McCoy is married to champion jockey AP McCoy

PROFILE: Lady Chanelle McCoy

Lady McCoy is a popular business, leadership and motivational speaker due to her experience of co-heading up Ireland’s largest indigenous pharmaceutical company and setting up her own pharma company.

Leaving the family business to set up her own company in 2015, Lady McCoy and business partner Caroline Glynn set up Chanelle McCoy Health, an R&D led pharmaceutical company.

Awarded the All Ireland Business Champion Award 2018 for her outstanding achievements in business leadership, Lady McCoy is the most recent dragon investor to join the TV series Dragons’ Den Ireland.

The 44 year-old is married to Sir AP McCoy OBE. A Champion Jump Jockey for 20 consecutive years, he was voted BBC Sports Personality of the year in 2010. When he retired in 2015, AP was awarded with the BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award and was knighted by the Queen for his Services to Horseracing. The pair have two children, Eve, 13, and Archie, 7.