The Women’s Leadership Conference is a highlight of the year for the Women in Business Group, bringing together the fund to celebrate the journeys of prestigious leaders in our society. The objective of the evening is to provide an insight for all students into the challenges facing women in the business world today and the various ways in which they have been overcome. It will allow them to see the business world through the eyes of recognized leaders in society, giving students the confidence to reach their potential. Following the outstanding success of the event in the last three consecutive years, we strive to further diversify our panel of speakers and to expand our female membership base to fulfil a true gender-balance.

2019 - "Becoming Agents of Change"

On Thursday, October 10th, the SMF held the Fourth Annual Women in Leadership Conference.
The theme of the night was “Agents of Change”, and we celebrated those who we feel empower and inspire change within the industry. We had absolutely incredible speakers, who shared their stories and experiences and how they have been agents of change in their fields.

Siobhan Talbot20191026161641

Siobhan Talbot

CEO - Glanbia
Padraig O’Riordan20191026161359

Padraig O’Riordan

Corporate Partner - Arthur Cox
Sene Naoupu20191026160905

Sene Naoupu

International Rugby Player & Businesswoman
Andrew Keating20191026160503

Andrew Keating

Senior Finance - CHR
Margot Slattery20191026160250

Margot Slattery

Global Chief Diversity Officer - Sodexo

2018 - "Breaking Boundaries"

Gavin McLoughlin20190820185829

Gavin McLoughlin

Broadcaster & Deputy Business Editor - Newstalk
Mick Sweeney20190820185633

Mick Sweeney

CEO - PineBridge Investments Ireland
Caroline Dowling20190820185432

Caroline Dowling

President - Flextronics
Lauren Simmons20190820185106

Lauren Simmons

Youngest & only female trader on the New York Stock Exchange
Julie Sinnamon20190820182807

Julie Sinnamon

CEO - Enterprise Ireland

2017 - "Working with the Future"

Marisa Drew20190820191518

Marisa Drew

CEO of the Impact Advisory and Finance Department - Credit Suisse
Susan O’Flynn20190820191317

Susan O’Flynn

Managing Director - Morgan Stanley
Sinead McSweeney20190820191030

Sinead McSweeney

VP of Public Policy and Communications, EMEA - Twitter, Managing Director - Twitter Ireland
Alan Duffy20190820190859

Alan Duffy

CEO - HSBC Ireland
Sorcha McKenna20190820190705

Sorcha McKenna

Partner & Head of Dublin Office - McKinsey Ireland
David McWilliams20190820190452

David McWilliams

Economist, Broadcaster & Author

2016 - "Stronger Together"

Dearbhail McDonald20190820193329

Dearbhail McDonald

Freelance Journalist, Author & Broadcaster
Brenda Trenowden20190820193207

Brenda Trenowden

Global Chair - 30% Club
Cathriona Hallahan20190820193026

Cathriona Hallahan

Managing Director - Microsoft
Stephen Donnelly20190820192906

Stephen Donnelly

Independent TD, Former Consultant - McKinsey
Ina De20190820192715

Ina De

Co-Head - JP Morgan UK
Anne Heraty20190820192530

Anne Heraty

CEO & Co-Founder - CPL