Women in Family Business
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: Thursday 27th October 2016
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm (Registration from 9.30am, networking lunch after the event)
Venue: DCU Business School, Collins Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Keynote Speaker: Ms 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 which they supplied 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 and 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.
Event Host: Prof Maura McAdam, DCU Centre for Family Business
Maura McAdam is Professor of Management and Director of Entrepreneurship at DCU. Maura is nationally and internationaly recongnized scholar within the area of entrepreneurship, having published in top rated North American and UK journals, in addition to authoring the book 'Female Entrepreneurship'. In particular her work looks at how gender intersects with entrepreneurial activities in the context of family business, accelerators and traditional masculine industries and entrepreneurial behaviour such as networking, mentoring and leadership. Maura is a regular commentator on these topics on radio and in print, she is also involved in initiatives such as The Diana Project, Ulster bank Business Women Can, ISBE Gender Enterprise Network and ESpark Accelerator.
9.30am Registration and refreshments
10.00am Welcome and Presentation by Professor Maura McAdam
10.30am Keynote address by Ms Caroline Keeling
11.15am Refreshment break
11.30pm Interactive workshop
1.00pm Networking lunch (optional)
Please note this event is for family business attendees ONLY - family and non-family employees are welcome. Also all genders and generations are welcome.