The Facilitator: Helen Shaw


Helen Shaw

Helen Shaw is a multi-award winning content producer and businesswoman. She runs Athena Media, a transmedia production company based in The Digital Hub, Dublin and MediaCityUK, Manchester. She has facilitated the WMB Conference & Awards since it started ten years ago.

In June 2016 Helen was awarded the prestigious Grand Prize in the New York Radio Festival for her work.

Helen is a graduate of UCD and  DCU and was a Fellow at  Harvard University before setting up Athena Media. She is a former senior executive in both the BBC and RTE.

She was the first woman appointed to the RTE executive board when she became Head of RTE Radio in 1997 and she launched RTE lyric fm, Ireland’s classical music and arts radio channel.

Athena Media runs Social Media Business Ireland providing social media training and consultancy for businesses and Helen has mentored over two thousand SMEs and professionals on digital strategy. She runs regular workshops from The Digital Hub base in Dublin.