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Chartered Accountants Ireland annual conference – Clarity in communications (speaker)

Google – Communication skills for leadership (keynote speaker)

US Embassy’s Creative Minds conference – Innovators and disruptors in the sharing economy (panel chair)

RTÉ’s Mojo conference – Innovators and disruptors in the media (panel chair)

The Northern Irish Assembly – Women in media (keynote speaker)


Network Kildare – Make your mark: develop communication skills for leadership (speaker)

IT@Cork – Make your mark: develop communication skills for leadership (speaker)

3XE Digital Marketing Conference – Quality content: getting to the heart of what matters (speaker)

Knowledge Transfer Ireland awards ceremony (chair)

IITD awards ceremony (chair)

Connecting Women in Technology – Missing voices: women in the media (speaker)

Department of Agriculture’s International Women’s Day event – Make it happen (featured speaker)

Network Limerick – Make your mark: develop communication skills for leadership (speaker)

AIB/Network Ireland – Make your mark: develop communication skills for leadership (speaker)


Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform and Ibec conference – Investing in talent: promoting gender-balanced leadership  (chair)

European Commission DG Enterprise and Innovation: European Cluster Observatory conference II – Boosting SME growth, industrial renewal and regional structural change, Brussels, Belgium (chair of this two-day conference)

Cleraun Media conference (speaker/panellist on investigative journalism training and CPD for media)

Trinity Philosophy Society – Slut debate: Women should embrace the word ‘slut’ (opposition speaker)

Network Dublin – Make your mark: develop communication skills for leadership (speaker)

Women in Pensions – Make your mark: develop communication skills for leadership (speaker)

US Embassy Dublin’s Annual Economic Conference – Smart people, smart economy (chair)

European Parliament – Emer Costello European Youth Guarantee event (chair)

TASC – Inequality for All screening (chair)

Labour Party conference (trainer, public speaking)

Labour Women conference – Finding your voice (speaker)

European Movement Ireland (trainer, public speaking)

House Salon Series – Make your mark: develop communication skills for leadership (speaker)

Dublin City Enterprise Board – Make your mark: develop communication skills for leadership (speaker)


Kennedy Summer School (speaker)

IACT – Austerity: has it gone too far? Hosted by David McWilliams (speaker)

CO3 Media Summit, Belfast – Media diversity and democracy (speaker)

Adare Limerick Business Network – inVisible woMen, Visible men: getting your message out to the media (speaker)

Electric Picnic – Leviathan political cabaret hosted by David McWilliams (panellist)

The Big House Festival – The Parliament, hosted by Mary O’Rourke. Proposal: Make women more influential and powerful in public life (speaker)

Big House Parliament and Castletown House – Making women more visible in public life (speaker)

European Commission and Office of the Taoiseach’s (the Irish prime minister) launch of European Year of Citizens 2013 and Citizens’ Dialogue at the start of the Irish Presidency (Rapporteur at Dublin Castle event)

Retail Ireland/Ibec conference 2013 – Inspiring the consumer (chair)

RTÉ’s Bring on the Women training day – The business of the business (speaker)

Travelport/Google travel industry thought leadership event – Economic view from the outside (speaker)

The National Women’s Council of Ireland and European Women’s Lobby – Women on boards: the next steps (panel chair, the experience of women on boards)

US Embassy Dublin – New Economic Leaders Forum: Importance of transatlantic trade and investment conference organised as part of the Irish presidency of the Council of the EU, Dublin, Ireland (chair)

WXN Breakfast – Taking time to breathe: women in business (chair, interviewer of Ulster Bank COO Elvena Graham)

IMPACT education conference (MC/panel host)

HP’s International Women’s Day event (speaker on women in media)

Labour Women and PES (Party of European Socialists) Women – Are we there yet? Women’s equality in 21st century Europe, annual conference (speaker on women in media)

Rotary Club/American Women’s Club Dublin – International Women’s Day event (MC/host)


European Union Committee of the Regions conference – An agenda for new skills and jobs, Dublin (chair for skills, jobs for sustainable and inclusive growth panel)

European Commission DG Enterprise and Innovation conference – How to capitalise on the transformative power of service innovation for structural change, Belfast, Northern Ireland (chair of this two-day conference)

EU and European Movement Ireland – Irish presidency citizens’ dialogue, Dublin Castle (rapporteur)

RTÉ’s Prime Time US Election Special (panellist, post-results election show)

Boston College, eve of election debate – Why Obama’s still the right person for the job (speaker and debate participant)

Kilkenomics, Kilkenny – David McWilliams’s The good room (interviewer) and Did maleness cause the financial crisis? (panellist)

European Commission representation in Ireland and Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation conference – 20 years of the single market: Europe working for Irish SMEs conference, Dublin (chair)

Danish Agency of Science, Technology and Innovation at the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education Europe Innova innovation conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (chair and speaker on ideas and innovation)

Electric Picnic – Mindfield hosted by David McWilliams (panellist)

Dalkey Book Festival – How power changes the brain, Ian Robertson (interviewer)

Hay Festival, Borris House, Carlow – Satire and society (panellist)

Chartered Accountants Ireland annual conference (speaker on top tips for communication)

European Movement Ireland – Fiscal Treaty discussion (MC/host)

European Commission representation in Ireland’s Economy – Where now?, Galway, Ireland (chaired debate between four economists)

Kilkenomics – Economics and society (panellist 2011-2013)

TASC annual conference (speaker on consumer protection)

Electric Picnic – Leviathan (panellist; economics, markets, bailout)

Ignite @ Electric Picnic (speaker on 10 things you should never say if you’re a homo sapien)

McCann Fitzgerald’s Open Mind series at the Science Gallery (interviewer, business model innovation with author Alex Osterwalder)

BNY Mellon/WXN Breakfast (chair; interviewer of Karen Peetz, American Banker‘s most powerful woman in banking 2011)