Celebrating International Women’s Day today (Friday) are: Elin Sorensen (KBN President), Orla Diffily (Upfront Models), Helen Burns (Action Coach) and Karie O’Toole (A Photobook for You).

Fr Ted actress Pauline McLynn and rally legend Rosemary Smith will celebrate International Women’s Day in Killarney today (Friday).

Both are guest speakers at the Kerry Businesswomen’s Network (KBN) International Women’s Day at the Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney at 7pm.

One of Ireland’s largest and most influential female networking organisations, the Kerry Businesswomen’s Network (KBN), under the guidance of a new, dynamic coordinator, together with an exciting new re-brand and impressive calendar of planned events invites women in business to come along.

“This is a call out to all women in Kerry to join us for a night of inspiration, motivation, laughter, food and drink… to take your place among the brave and the bold, the feisty and the fabulous – and congratulate yourself on making your own mark out there,” local leading business woman and newly-elected KBN Coordinator, Elin Sorensen, said.

“Guests on the night will be treated to the inspiring story of motor sport pioneer, Rosemary Smith – a womanwho broke through the gender barrier to compete in, and win, some of the world’s most iconic rallies.Joining Rosemary is actor and author Pauline McLynn, who has worked with all major Irish theatre companies including the Abbey, the Gate and Rough Magic. Pauline is probably best known for her role on TV as Mrs Doyle in ‘Father Ted’, while she also appeared as Amy Huberman’s mother in Comedy Central’s ‘Threesome’.”

Ticket price includes a pre-dinner drinks reception, two-course meal with wine, tea and coffee and entertainment. Dingle Gin will provide gin cocktail reception. For tickets, go to www.kbn.ieor Eventbrite.