Who We Are

Who We Are

Back To Work Connect  is a profit for impact enterprise.

Our Vision is to give everyone who wants to work the opportunity of employment and education as a means to improve their well-being regardless of their background or economic status.

Our mission is to empower stay at home parents, returners and career changers who are ready to return to work by connecting them to the supports, skills and job opportunities they need to re-enter the workforce in a meaningful and financially viable manner.

Our goal is to reduce the financial burden of re-training and to promote part-time/flexible and remote job opportunities.

Team members

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Gina Oglesby

Founder & Director

Gina is the founder of Back To Work Connect. She  is a business professional with a demonstrated history of working across multiple industries.  She continuously embraces the opportunity to lead business and innovate to create a better environment for all.

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Eoin O’Broin

Director & Chairperson

Eoin is an entrepreneur with experience in many markets. In 2013 he co-founded Solar AdTek which developed specialised solar and LED lighting systems for the outdoor advertising industry and this company is now selling in 22 countries globally. Eoin was a finalist in Enterprise Ireland’s Founder of the Year Awards in 2017.

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Laura Carroll

Advisory Committee Member

As an experienced IT Consultant with a special interest in data analysis and financial technology, Laura has a passion for learning and is eager to work on fast-paced, cutting-edge projects, of all sizes.

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Paul Hennessy

Advisory Committee Member

Paul has spent nearly 30 years in management positions in Abbott, working in Ireland and across Europe in the Medical Diagnostic Commercial and Service industry. As an entrepreneurial professional, he brings a wealth of experience with a vision for sales, service, new-business development, leadership and partnership management. His passion is focused on the growth of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math’s (STEM) which permeates every aspect of today’s world. The innovations emerging from these fields will underpin economic development, leading to the establishment of creative enterprises and rewarding careers in Ireland.

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Suzie Nolan

Advisory Committee Member

Suzie Nolan is the Head of Property Fund Management at Aviva.  She is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and holds a Business & Sociology degree from Trinity College.  Suzie is very passionate about female representation in the workforce.  She is the Chair of Aviva’s Gender Balance Committee and Council Member of the 30% Club.  Suzie mentors a number of female colleagues and is currently running a pilot mentor circle programme.  Suzie is a single mum to Daniella (5) and really understands the challenges facing working parents.

 

 

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Tara O’Rourke

Marketing Advisor

Tara is the Head of Brand Marketing for Coco Cola Hellenic. She has 25 years’ experience in all marketing facets & has a proven track record in successfully developing brand positioning & vision, leading cross functional teams to deliver profitable growth, embracing change & adapting new approaches.