In 2006, following a career in retail business, Eva Grosman founded Connect NI consultancy, providing a range of services including strategic planning, project management, marketing and PR, events management, stakeholder engagement, community development, trade missions and international exchange programmes design and implementation.
Eva, originally from Poland initiated Polish Cultural Week and Polish Film Festival in Northern Ireland. She published and developed the Link Polska magazine, facilitated successful Invest Northern Ireland trade missions to Poland and liaises with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London and the Consulate General in Edinburgh, providing assistance and mediation services. Eva also chaired the Polish Electoral Commission in Belfast and was responsible for organising and overseeing elections for Polish citizens living in Northern Ireland.
In 2009 Eva co-founded the award winning Unite against Hate campaign on behalf of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Office of First Minister and deputy First Minister, Department of Justice, Community Relations Council and Equality Commission, challenging all forms of prejudice and hate crime. She has also been an independent member of the Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership (2012/2013).
As a Head of Programmes at the Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Strengthening Trust, Eva developed and implemented Politics Plus, a capacity building programme designed to enhance skills and effectiveness of those involved in political and public life in Northern Ireland and beyond.
She curates the local TEDxStormont event and is an Ambassador for New York based Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED).
In 2016 Eva has been appointed as an Advisor to RISING Global Peace Forum in Coventry,
Eva has qualifications in marketing, finance and management. She is an MA (Hons) Management graduate of All Hallows College/DCU and holds CIPR Diploma in Public Affairs and Political Communication. Eva also participated in several international leadership programmes, including the Women in Leadership at the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast.