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Monday August 22nd, 2016



Opening Remarks
09.30 - 9.45


Frances Fitzgerald - TD Tánaiste, Minister for Justice and Equality

The Changing Face of Success
9.45 - 9.55

Mary Kennedy - RTE Broadcaster

Crossing the Digital Divide - What's Next?
10:00 - 11.00

Delegates will speak about how advances in social and digital media are driving business forward, the digital changes they are seeing, their digital models and the opportunity of digital disruption to create new businesses and customer engagement

Panel Facilitator   Joan Mulvihill - CEO Irish Internet Association
Mark Brennan - Head of Digital Marketing & Innovation AIB
Iseult Ward - CEO & Co-Founder FoodCloud
Pamela Newenham - Co-Founder Girl Crew
Deirdre Waldron - Network Ireland
Rebecca Kemp - Festival Co-ordinator and Social Media Manager for the Rose of Tralee International Festival
Caroline McEnery - Managing Director of The HR Suite and HR & Employment Law Expert

11.00-11.10 Women of 1916 Rising – Video Montage – narrated by Dr Mary McAuliffe

Opening Doors and Empowering Tales
11:10 - 12:10

Delegates will hear about the importance of role models, the network effect and supports and opportunities for business growth.

Panel Facilitator Norah Casey - Broadcaster and Publishing Entrepreneur

Julie Sinnamon - CEO, Enterprise Ireland
Camila Beglan - Global Irish Network Member. Global Director - Learning & Development, Bombardier
Catherine Moroney - Head of Business Banking, AIB
Mary McKenna - Technology Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

Eleanor McEvoy - CEO Budget Energy & Dragon-ess on Dragons Den

Followed by Q&A

12.10 - 13:15


Optimised for Success – Physical and Physiological Tips
13.15 - 14:10

Delegates will hear from mental health professionals, about the importance of mental health as well as how personal image can help your success.

Panel Facilitator Dr Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain - UCD Lecturer & TV Presenter

Sonya Lennon - Frockadvisor, Dress for Success & Designer
Dr Clare Kambamettu - Clinical Psychologist
Arlene O'Neill - Assistant Professor in Physics and Director of Trinity Walton Club
Anna Geary - Cork Camogie Star & Motivational Speaker
Dr Helena Moore - Neurologist

Breaking Through Barriers - How I Made It
14:10 - 15:20



Keynote Speaker  Madi Sharma

The European Economic & Social Committee (EESC), Female Entrepreneurship A Billion Euro Missed Opportunity


Delegates will hear motivational stories of success and will be inspired by how challenges have been met and overcome.

14:20-15:20 Panel Facilitator  Paula Fitzsimons, Founder and Managing Director of Fitzsimons Consulting

Sarah O'Connor - Co-Founder The Cool Food Company
Anastasia Volkova - CEO Survival Russian
Cora Creed - Vice President, Digital Supply Chain, Universal Music Group
Elysha Brennan - Rose of Tralee
Madi Sharma - EESC

15:20-15:30 Successful females in business video montage

Closing Remarks
15:30 - 15:45

Moira Murrell, CEO Kerry County Council

Conference Closes

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