I am an experienced media commentator on women’s entrepreneurship, women in leadership, accelerators and women in family business. I have contributed to national and local media discussions (television and radio) and have written opinion pieces for national print media. I am also a recognized keynote speaker for both academic and practitioner audiences (e.g. Google, PWC, and Bank of Ireland).

I am a Professor of Management at Dublin City University and an internationally recognized scholar and educator within the area of entrepreneurship having particular expertise in gender, incubation, technology entrepreneurship, and family business.

At the age of 26, I left the comfort of a secure and lucrative job in industry to pursue a doctorate. I found a new home in third-level education; from incubators to diversity and inclusivity where my incisive mind, prodigious productivity, and insatiable curiosity have been rewarded.

Now an award-winning Professor, my academic outputs include 50+ journal articles; 7 book chapters; 3 books, 80+ conference papers, and managing million Euro research projects from the European Commission.

In 2019, I received an Irish Women’s Award Recipient for my Services to Education. I welcome the opportunity to engage with the media and to be part of the conversation about the importance and role of women’s entrepreneurship and leadership in all areas of society and in doing so, ignite calls for action.


Dublin FM 2016- Women Mean Business

Expert commentary and op-eds:

Irish Times (2020) Succession: Daughters have work cut out in family businesses.

Women Mean Business NOW (2020) Anointed or Appointed? Father-Daughter Succession.

L’Express (2020) Entrepreneuriat féminin: la menace de la ghettoïsation

Irish Times (2019) DCU gets €1m funding to examine issues affecting female entrepreneurs.

Silicon Republic (2019) DCU leads €1m project to combat gender inequality among entrepreneurs.

Irish Times (2018) When it comes to success, entrepreneurship is a mind-set not a business model.

Irish Times (2018) Entrepreneurship: what’s gender got to do with it?

Irish Times (2017) Do women still need gender-specific start-up programmes?

Sunday Business Post (2016) Gender diversity in accelerators.

The Conversation (2015): Do tech accelerators have a sexism problem?

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