The Facilitator: Helen Shaw

Helen Shaw is a multi award winning media professional and documentary maker.

Helen Shaw is a climate action leader and communications consultant. She heads the digital agency Athena Media. She previously ran RTÉ Radio and launched RTÉ lyric fm which celebrates its 25 anniversary this year. Helen is also a multi-award-winning documentary maker and podcaster and serves on the advisory board and jury of the New York Radio Festival and the international jury of the Association of International Broadcasting (AIB) Awards.

Helen’s a graduate of UCD, DCU and a former fellow at Harvard University ­– she just added an MSc in Climate Change, Policy, Media and Society, DCU to her qualifications and is using her communications and digital storytelling skills to support public engagement on the crisis. She sees the arts, humanities and culture as critical to achieving the societal transformation the crisis demands. She is a board trustee of An Taisce, Ireland’s National Trust and works with DCU’s Centre for Climate & Society.

Helen has facilitated the WMB Conference & Awards since it started 16 years ago and will join us once again in 2024.