The Facilitator: Helen Shaw

Helen Shaw has facilitated the WMB Conference & Awards since it started 14 years ago and will join us once again in 2022.

Helen is a multi award winning media professional. She runs her own company,  Athena Media, a digital media content and consultancy agency, along with its podcasting house, Podcasting Ireland.

She’s been a ground-breaker in her career. She was the first woman appointed to the executive board of broadcaster RTÉ when she took up the post of Managing Director, Radio, and prior to that she was a senior news and current affairs executive in BBC Northern Ireland. Helen started work as a print journalist and was a senior reporter with The Irish Times in its Belfast bureau.

She has just finished a term on the board of Arts Council Ireland and is a member of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s contract committee.