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Women in Media 2019

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 Celebrating Inspirational Irish Women

2019 PROGRAMME   

We are delighted to announce our full 2019 Women in Media Programme. Featuring a fantastic roster of guest speakers from across the media and political spectrum who will talk on a broad range of topics. 

If you would like to download our full programme in PDF format, you can do so by clicking here

FRIDAY 26th

Joan O'Connor, Women in Media

Moira Murrell, CEO Kerry County Council 

Anne O'Leary, CEO Vodafone Ireland

Mary Rose Stafford, Head of School - Business Computing and Humanities at IT Tralee

Dee Keogh, Community Activist

OPENING ADDRESS

7:30pm Friday 26th April 2019

8pm Friday 26th April 2019

"Telling Our Stories", Three best-selling authors share their wit, wisdom & way with words".

Chaired by Barbara Scully, Freelance Journalist and Broadcaster

Panel includes :-

Sinead Moriarty, Author

Felicity Hayes-McCoy, Author

Claudia Carroll, Author

SATURDAY 27th

10 am Saturday 27th April 2019

 

WOMEN IN MEDIA
 

TITLE:  Does journalism have a future ?

Chaired by Katie Hannon, RTÉ - Prime Time

 

Panel includes :-

Áine Kerr, Co-Founder and COO of Kinzen

Keelin Shanley, RTÉ

Lise HandThe Times (Ireland Edition)

Ellen Coyne, Senior Journalist, The Times (Ireland Edition)

Susan Mitchell, Deputy Editor of Sunday Business Post

12 pm Saturday 27th April 2019

THE POLITICAL SYMPOSIUM


TITLE:   How to solve Ireland's housing crisis: What the government needs to do now.

Chaired by Mary Dundon, Head of  Journalism at the University of Limerick

Panel includes :-

Justine McCarthy, The Sunday Times

Fr. Peter McVerry, The Peter McVerry Trust

Damien English T.D,  Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal.

Jan O'Sullivan, Labour Party Housing & Local Government spokeswoman

2 pm Saturday 27th April 2019

WOMEN IN STEM 

Chaired by Jess Kelly, Newstalk's Technology Correspondent and host of Tech Talk.

Panel includes :-

Anne O'Leary, CEO Vodafone Ireland.

Dr. Niamh O'Sullivan, Head of Genetics at UCD

Gillian Keating, I WISH Foundation

Harry McCann, CEO Trendster Media

MC Miriam O'Callaghan, Broadcaster RTÉ

7:30 pm Saturday 27th April 2019

 

GALA DINNER

Presentation of the Mary Cummins Award for Women of Outstanding Achievement in the Media 2019

Presentation of the Joan Kennelly Special Merit Award

Presentation of the Social Media  Award

SUNDAY 28th

11:00 am Sunday 28th April 2019

SOCIAL MEDIA PANEL  

TITLE : The future of Social Media

Chaired by Ciara Riordan, Social News Editor (BBC News)

Panel :-

Julia Ebner, Research Fellow at the London based Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)

Dr. Ciarán Mc Mahon, Author of 'The Psychology of Social Media'.

Jane Last, Head of News at Independent News and Media

Aisling Ryan, Exploration Geologist, Social Media Influencer + Twitch Streamer

12:30 pm Sunday 28th April 2019

THE SUNDAY PANEL DISCUSSION

BREXIT "The aftermath; a dream transition or a living nightmare" We will explore the operational realities of life in Ireland and beyond in a post Brexit scenario.

Chaired by Sarah Carey, Journalist

 

Bertie Ahern, Former Taoiseach and leader of Fianna Fáil

Dr. Mary C. Murphy  Lecturer in politics with the Department of Government and Politics, University College Cork

Mairead McGuinness, the first Vice-President of the European Parliament

13:30 am Sunday 28th April 2019

CLOSING ADDRESS 

TITLE: Closing Address to Women in Media 2019

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