Actions and Detail Panel
Women in Family Business and Leadership
Wed 3 May 2017, 10:00 – 13:00 IST
Women in Family Business & Leadership
One of the most significant trends that we have noticed at DCU Centre for Family Business is the increased prominence of women into more public and visible leadership roles in family business both in Ireland and on a global scale. In acknowledgement of this trend, DCU CFB is holding series of workshops aimed at creating awareness and igniting of important conversations around inclusivity and diversity in family business leadership. It is important to note that this series of workshops are not for women in family business but rather workshops acknowledging the contribution that women have historically made and continue to make to the family business domain. Therefore, everyone is welcome to attend regardless of their gender!
Date: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm (Registration from 9.30am, networking lunch after the event)
Venue: DCU Business School, Collins Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Caroline Keeling, CEO of Keelings. Keelings is a 100% Irish-owned family business which started producing fruits and salads on their farm in the 1930’s supplying produce to local Dublin markets. Keelings are focused on growing and sourcing the best fresh produce from around the world. Caroline has a BSc (Chem) & MSc in Food Science which she obtained from University College Dublin (UCD). Caroline started her career with Green Isle Foods from 1992 – 1994, going on to join Keelings as Technical Manager in 1994, becoming Group MD in 2006. Caroline is an Ambassador for The Women’s Fund for Ireland, a board member of the Ifrah Foundation, a member of the Export Trade Council, a board member of Bord Bia and Chair of the Bord Bia Horticultural Board.
Stephanie Manahan, CEO of CRC (Central Remedial Clinic). Stephanie took up the position in June 2014 and was central to establishing new management structures and robust governance for the organisation. She is leading out on a transformational change programme for the CRC and overseeing the implementation of the Strategic Plan for the CRC for the next five years. Stephanie has worked in healthcare for over 25 years and has experience in a variety of service settings including the statutory and voluntary sector. She was Deputy Hospital Manager at Connolly Hospital and previously held the position of Director of Allied Health & Social Care professions.Stephanie holds a BSC from Trinity, an MSC from the University of London, and a Certificate in Change Management from the IPA. In 2016 Stephanie was nominated first runner up in the Image Businesswoman of the Year Awards in the Social Entrepreneurship category. In March 2017 Stephanie was invited by the Charity Regulator to sit on The Consultative Panel on the Governance of Charitable Organisations. Stephanie lives in north county Dublin with her two sons Ben and Charlie.
Brid Horan, Former Deputy CEO ESB and Steering Committee member, 30% Club Ireland. Prior to her retirement in late 2014, Bríd was Deputy Chief Executive of ESB, having spent eight years on the ESB Executive Team. Before joining ESB as Group Pensions Manager in 1997, she headed KPMG Pension & Actuarial Consulting. Brid is an active member of the 30% Club Ireland Steering Committee and is also Chairperson of ISAX (Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange). Since 2014, Brid has been a member of DCU Governing Authority and of the Council of the IMI. She is a member of TLAC (Top Level Appointments Committee) and has has served on a number of boards in the public and private sectors including IDA Ireland (1996-2006), the National Pensions Reserve Fund (2001-2009) and FBD Holdings plc (2011-2016). She was appointed by the Minister for Education to the Expert Group on Funding Higher Education (widely referred to as the Cassells Group which reported to Government in early 2016) and is currently chairing an international Expert Panel on Funding Allocation established by the Higher Education Authority. She was a member of the 2014 Strategic Review Group for the Arts Council, and is on the board of Chamber Choir Ireland and the Dublin Theatre Festival. Bríd is an Actuary, Chartered Director and Fellow of both the Institute of Directors and the Irish Institute of Pensions Management, and is married with two adult sons.
Event schedule to follow.