TIPS FROM THE TOP…
If I Knew Then What I Know Now
Three of Ireland’s most inspiring businesswomen share stories of lessons learned on their paths to success.
Here’s your chance to get 2017 off to a brilliant start, and learn first-hand from those who’ve blazed a trail in the worlds of entrepreneurship, management, and brand-building.
Join IMAGE editor-in-chief Melanie Morris for a morning of networking and insight, and thanks to the experiences shared by our speakers, fast track your career away from those personal and professional pitfalls.
WHEN Friday, February 3
from 7.30am – 10.00am
WHERE The Marker Hotel,
Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2
Expect the usual luxury seat gifts which include candles from Max Benjamin, Good4U Super Bites and goodies from Cocoa Brown. Plus we will have treats for all from No.7 and fabulous prizes on the morning!
Co-founder and director, Voxpro
Linda Kiely is Co-Founder and Director of Ireland’s largest international provider of customer experience, technical support and sales operations solutions. Her company, Voxpro, partners with some of the world’s most exciting tech organisations, including Google, Airbnb and Nest. The company designs and delivers a range of business services for and on behalf of its partners, such as multilingual customer experience and technical support, trust and safety, risk and fraud activity, social media management, sales, analytics and harnessing product insights. Linda has successfully steered the company from a small start-up in Cork to a global operation, with centres now in Cork and Dublin, Ireland; Athens, Georgia, and Folsom, California, USA as well as a sales and marketing office in San Francisco.
CEO, Cocoa Brown Tan
Beauty expert Marissa is an award-winning entrepreneur and CEO of the top-selling international beauty brand, Cocoa Brown Tan. Her revolutionary 1 Hour Tan is acclaimed by the beauty industry, while celebrity fans include Kylie Jenner, with three bottles of the product sold every minute around the world. Cocoa Brown is stocked by 10,000 retailers including Primark, House of Fraser, Tesco, River Island and Rickys NYC, with Marissa soon adding US mammoths Target and Walmart to this list. Marissa recently won IMAGE Young Businesswoman of the Year 2016.
Director general, RTÉ
Dee Forbes is Director-General, RTÉ. Prior to this role, she was based in London for over 27 years, and worked for broadcasters and advertising agency Young and Rubicam. Most recently she was President & Managing Director of Discovery Networks Northern Europe. Dee joined Discovery in 2010 as Head of the UK/Ireland operation and progressively grew her responsibilities to eventually lead the Northern Europe region. She is a former non-executive director of the board of The Irish Times and currently sits on the board of Munster Rugby. Dee is also a member of the Irish Advisory Board for UCD Business School and a founder and board member of Ireland’s first rural digital centre, the Ludgate Hub, Skibbereen. A native of Drimoleague in West Cork, Dee is a graduate of UCD where she studied history and politics.
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