Dr. Mary Ryan

Dr. Mary Ryan Network Ireland Limerick event inspires the women of Limerick

Dr. Mary Ryan Network Ireland Limerick was a huge success. Dr. Ryan pictured with members of Network Ireland Limerick. Picture: Richard Lynch/ilovelimerick

Dr. Mary Ryan Network Ireland Limerick event inspires the women of Limerick

Dr. Mary Ryan, Consultant Endocrinologist at the Bons Secours Hospital has called on women in business to empower themselves more and be better mentors. The Dr. Mary Ryan Network Ireland Limerick event was a Summer BBQ honoring the end of the Summer and hosted by the Clayton Hotel, Limerick.

Dr. Ryan used several case studies to explain the detrimental impact hectic lifestyles are having on everyone and the impact of fatigue and burnout on women’s health with long-term consequences such as thyroid problems, infertility or stroke. Citing examples of women she has met with very high professional self-esteem but very low personal self-esteem, she called on women in business to respect themselves more and demand more respect from others and become better mentors for the next generation of young girls.

A regular speaker on the importance of empowerment, equality and living a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Ryan wants women to value themselves more and avoid exhaustion. Dr. Ryan said “We need to empower ourselves more. Women need to slow down long enough to understand their own needs and build a more respectful relationship with themselves and others to prevent stress and burnout,” 

Catriona O’Donoghue, President of Network Ireland Limerick, said, “Women are notorious for juggling too many balls in the air and trying to do too much. Dr. Mary Ryan gave us all a stark warning and so much valuable advice on how we can slow down and avoid burnout.”

Network Ireland Limerick supports the professional and personal development of women in business, the professions, and the arts. It is supported by LEO Limerick.

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Dr. Mary Ryan speaking at the Network Ireland Limerick event. Picture: Paul Mullins

About Dr. Ryan

Dr. Mary Ryan graduated from Trinity College Dublin having been awarded the Peter Shepherd Memorial Prize and Honours in the Foundation Scholarship. She was also awarded the Adelaide Society Travel Scholarship and was one of the first Trinity College medical undergraduates to present research on LP(a) and Hyperhomocysteinemia which she did with Professor Ian Graham of Adelaide and Meath Hospitals at the European Atherosclerosis Society and the European Cardiology Society. 

She won numerous teaching awards in the Adelaide and Meath Hospital for her teaching to both undergraduates and postgraduates and organized the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians exam for five years in the Adelaide and Meath Hospital. She is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians UK and did an MD on Insulin Resistance and Diabetes in the Royal College of Surgeons and Trinity College under the supervision of Professor Gerald Tomkin and subsequently went on to Lecture Pharmacology in the Royal College of Surgeons where Professor Des Fitzgerald the current President of UL was Head of the Department. 

She did her Specialist registration training in the Meath, Adelaide and Tallaght hospitals and in James Connally Memorial Hospital under the supervision of Professor Gerald Tomkin, Dr. John Barragry and Professor Jim Devlin. She has a special interest in Diabetes, Heart disease, Hyperlipidaemia, Thyroid disease, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Women’s Health and Pituitary problems. She is the spokesperson for women’s heart disease with the Irish Heart Foundation. She was appointed Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist to the Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons and Aut Even Hospital Kilkenny.  

Dr. Ryan is a Senior Lecturer with the Graduate Entry School (GEMS) since its commencement in the University of Limerick in 2007 and has continued her interest in research by supervising and publishing research with the students from GEMS. 

About Network Ireland

Network Ireland Limerick provides a forum where women in business, the professions, and the Arts can exchange business ideas and increase their business contacts. It encourages women to achieve more satisfying careers and promotes women as worthy contributors to the Irish economy. Network Ireland Limerick is a branch of Network Ireland, a national organization driving the personal and professional development of women with over 1,000 members and 15 branches throughout the country. 

Network Ireland Limerick holds monthly networking meetings where a guest speaker is invited to educate, inform and entertain on topics of interest to women. Members can develop and pool their individual skills through interaction with other women in a supportive environment which offers, training, mentoring and an opportunity for women who call on other members with specialist expertise for help. It also provides a forum for established women to develop professional and social contacts.

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