Jennifer O'Brien, Financial Analyst R&D and New Business, Boston Scientific Clonmel
I have worked with Boston Scientific Clonmel for 8 years. During this time I've become mother to 3 children and have progressed in my role in the finance department. My role has changed and expanded over the years and I have experienced every angle of the finance department in my development journey. I continue to develop professionally through Accountancy CPD and a recent Special Purpose Award in Leadership Development.
Prior to Boston Scientific, I worked in C&C Group for 5 years and finished out my CPA accountancy qualification while working there. I joined C&C Group from an accountancy practice which I started with straight out of college. Like most accountants, I continued to study for my accountancy exams while working in practice. I hold a Bachelor of Business Studies from Trinity where I studied for four years and during this time I also met my husband. I majored in Marketing and International Business and also gained a French language qualification.
I joined the Women's Network 4 years ago to meet other women and working mothers and see how they are integrating work and family . I have become friends with women who inspire and encourage me to push myself beyond my comfort zone. A key success of my time on the WN committee is the relaunch of the Mentoring Program with Sam and Davina over the last 12 months.