The WIDEN (women in dentistry) committee launched their group with a very successful evening in the Dublin Dental Hospital in April. The aim of the group is to widen the network of female colleagues around the country through professional, social and educational events. The topic for the meeting was Networking – energising and enriching’ and Claire Mulligan, an occupational psychologist, and strong advocate of the benefits of networking facilitated the evening. A reception was held at the IDA Annual Conference in Kilkenny. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.