IMAGE Business Summit 2020

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RDS Venue - Concert Hall (Hall 7)

Merrion Road



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IMAGE Business Summit 2020, powered by PwC

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Taking place in Dublin's RDS on September 16, the IMAGE Business Summit 2020, powered by PwC, will bring together Ireland's businesswomen and international female luminaries from the worlds of business, politics, tech and communications. A day for Ireland’s leading businesswomen to upskill, engage, elevate, network, listen, learn, and interact.

The IMAGE Business Summit will bring the opinions, insights and learnings of key Irish and international business figures, mentors, thought leaders and professionals to our community of, aspirational career women, already well established in their fields, who are keen to power up in 2020.

Our programme for the day features panel discussions, skills masterclasses and significant keynote addresses to hit every facet of working life; from the ever-evolving business environment, to focuses on entrepreneurship, communication, the digital landscape, mentorship, and our female agenda in 21stcentury corporate life.

The day’s flow is designed to offer plenty of interest and variety, whilst synergising with natural circadian energies.


7.45am - 8am: Registration and breakfast

8.45am: Opening act

9am: Welcoming address from Miriam O'Callaghan, MC, Host and Facilitator


Session #1: Women and Work in the 2020s

Moderated by: Sinead Brady, Founder & Chief Inspiration Officer, WorkStyle

Panelists: Iseult Ward, CEO & Co-founder, FoodCloud; Aine McCleary, Director of Distribution Channels, Bank of Ireland; Heather Melville, Director & Head of Client Experience, PwC; Sonia Deasy, Co-founder & Co-CEO, Pestle & Mortar.


Session #2: Trends and Most Effective Uses for Social Media in 2020 - Masterclass with Maryrose Lyons, Founder, Brightspark Consulting

11.15am: Mid-morning break


Session #3: Keynote Speaker - Gina Miller, Entrepreneur and Activist

12.30pm: Lunch


Session #4: More Than Words: The Power of Effective Communication

Moderated by: Melanie Morris, IMAGE Group Contributing Editor

Panelists: Natasha Fennell, Director & Co-founder, Stillwater Communications; Margot Slattery, Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Sodexo; Plus more to be announced...


Session #5: The Single Secret to Outstanding Presentations - Communication Workshop with Rowan Manahan, Presenter Mentor and Founding Organiser, TEDxDublin

3.45pm: Mid-afternoon break


Session #6: Entrepreneurship: Sending the Lift Back Down - Entrepreneurship, Mentoring and Inspiring the Next Generation-

Moderator: Richard Curran, Broadcaster, RTÉ's The Business

Panelists: Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland; Samantha McCaughren, Business Editor, Sunday Independent; Chupi Sweetman, Founder & CEO, Chupi; Maryann O'Brien, Founder, Lily O'Briens, Co-founder, Jack and Jill Foundation and former senator.


Session #7: Keynote Speaker - Sharon McCooey, Head of LinkedIn Ireland and Senior Director of International Operations

6pm: Closing remarks and networking

*Note: all content is subject to alteration in accordance with IMAGE and speakers' assessment.

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