The Speakers


Over the course of the coming months, we will be announcing our speaker line-up. Each speaker on the day will offer her or his unique wisdom and experience.


Dr. Ciara Kelly, Columnist & Broadcaster

Dr. Kelly participated on our ViewPoint Panel last year and was so popular with our audience that we have invited her back to speak!

Dr Ciara Kelly is a GP, Broadcaster and award-winning columnist. Ciara presents her own show Lunchtime Live on Newstalk, weekdays from 12 noon to 2pm. Having qualified as a Doctor in 1997 from UCD she then became a GP in Greystones. Ciara also teaches General Practice to medical students and post -graduate Doctors at both UCD and Trinity College Dublin.

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Sandra Ondraschek-Norris, Vice President, Europe, Catalyst

As Vice President, Europe, Catalyst, Sandra Ondraschek-Norris plays a key role in strengthening Catalyst’s mission impact across Europe.

Working with leading global organisations as a relationship manager, facilitator and consultant, she supports Catalyst members in their initiatives to create more diverse, inclusive and innovative workplaces. As a speaker, Sandra provides a refreshing voice and perspective on topics related to diversity and inclusion, engaging men, inclusive leadership and organisational culture. She is regularly quoted in both the German-speaking and English-speaking media.

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Sean Gallagher, Author & Entrepreneur

Sean Gallagher is a well-known entrepreneur, speaker and business writer. Recognised as a champion of SMEs, he is co-founder and CEO of leading commercial property company, Clyde Real Estate. Prior to this, he was co-founder and CEO of Smarthomes.

Sean has been an investor on the popular TV Show, Dragons’ Den and was a finalist in the EY Awards. Sean qualified with an MBA from the University of Ulster and prior to becoming an entrepreneur, worked with the County Enterprise Boards, where he trained and mentored hundreds of start-ups and emerging businesses. He has served on a number of State Boards and is currently a director of a number of companies in the pharma sector.

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This is an opportunity to share your thoughts and opinions with our ViewPoint Panel, covering our theme ‘A Different Perspective’. This year our Viewpoint is sponsored by KBC Bank.

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Helen has facilitated the WMB Conference & Awards since it started 12 years ago and will join us once again in 2018

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