Marion Ryder

Age: 49.

Place of birth: Dublin.

Where you live: Philadelphia.

Name of Company you work for: The Plough & The Stars.

City you work in: Philadelphia

Profession: Restaurateur.

Why I chose this career: We saw an opportunity to promote the more progressive side of Ireland through Food and entertainment by marrying the past and the present in our concept

Status: Married.

Family: Husband Jerome Donovan.

The proudest moment of my career: There has been many achievements and proud moments during my career but running a successful business for the last 15 years through good times and through bad in this competitive and ever changing industry is probably my proudest moment.

Biography: Marion Ryder has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. In Ireland, during the early 80s, she had a clothing business selling local designer labels to ladies in the Dublin business districts. She was also shareholder and marketing director for N.I.B.O. National Independent Broadcasting Organization. Marion arrived in Philadelphia in 1987 and was involved with several businesses before opening the Plough & The Stars.

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