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Fionnuala Meehan: Google’s head honcho in Ireland

Posted on Oct 13, 2017

Fionnuala Meehan: Google’s head honcho in Ireland

Fionnuala Meehan spoke to us about leading Google in Ireland, her love of a heavy metal music festival and managing millennials.

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Dr Ciara Clancy: CEO of Beats Medical

Posted on Sep 8, 2017

Dr. Ciara Clancy: CEO of Beats Medical

Dr. Ciara Clancy spoke to us about her company, Beats Medical, and also, about her job in a bean factory, breakdancing and her unusual board-finding methods.

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Feargal Quinn: Former Politician and Businessman

Posted on Jul 12, 2017

Feargal Quinn: Former Politician and Businessman

Feargal Quinn, founder of the Superquinn supermarket chain, thinks business leadership should be fun.

“The overall approach is make sure that you enjoy the day”, he says, stressing that to achieve this “you have to make sure that the people who work with you enjoy the day and to do that you have to make sure the customers enjoy the day.”

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Ellvena Graham: Chairman of ESB

Posted on Jun 9, 2017

 

Ellvena Graham: Chairman of ESB

Ellvena Graham’s career has taken her from changing oil and spark plugs as a teenager in the family business to head of Ulster Bank and now the first woman to be appointed Chairman of ESB. 

In this episode, Ellvena talks to Margaret E Ward about equality with her brothers in the family business during her teens and how women need to network and use mentors.

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Bobby Kerr: Chairman Insomnia Coffee Company

Posted on Mar 10, 2017

Bobby Kerr: Chairman Insomnia Coffee Company

Bobby Kerr launched Insomnia Coffee at a time when the only choices in ordering coffee were ‘black or white’.

In this episode, Bobby tells us how he began working as a teenager in the family hotel business and how it informed his approach to customer service, his plans to make Insomnia a global brand and he tells us why he believes the most important attribute that a person can have when building a business is a supportive life partner. He also reveals how sailing and Lemmy from Motorhead help him relax.

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Sandra Mara: Ireland’s first professional female investigator

Posted on Feb 10, 2017

Sandra Mara: Ireland’s first professional female investigator

After cracking her first case at the age of just nine, Sandra Mara went on to become Ireland’s first professional female private investigator (PI).

In this episode of the Broadly Speaking podcast, Sandra outlines how she overcame death threats and being shot at to debunk the belief that being a PI is ‘no job for a woman’.

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