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Broadly Speaking Podcast

Broadly Speaking is a leadership and management podcast where we go behind the scenes to find out what motivates, frustrates and intrigues the people who lead.

Each episode features an in-depth interview with a founder, chair, innovator, creator or C-suite executive as well as an Ask the Experts section to help you decide about your next career move. If you want to lead or are fascinated by those who do, check out the Broadly Speaking Podcast below, hosted by Margaret E. Ward.

Sara Mitchell and Gavin McCarthy, founders of Poulet Bonne Femme

Posted on Apr 20, 2018

Sara Mitchell and Gavin McCarthy, founders of Poulet Bonne Femme

Sara Mitchell and Gavin McCarthy, founders of Poulet Bonne Femme

Sara and Gavin spoke to us about having no experience in the food industry, yet starting a food business, the “chip van day” and about the festival that almost brought the whole thing to an end.

Podcast Length: 31:57

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Naomi McDougall Jones – actress, writer, producer and activist for women in film

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

Naomi McDougall Jones – actress, writer, producer and activist for women in film

Naomi McDougall Jones – actress, writer, producer and activist for women in film

Naomi McDougall Jones spoke to us about the opportunity for change the #MeToo movement has provided, mediocre white men and the odd jobs she’s taken to pay the bills while working in film.

Podcast Length: 30:53

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Aoife McLysaght: One of Ireland’s leading genetics researchers

Posted on Jan 24, 2018

Aoife McLysaght: One of Ireland’s leading genetics researchers

Aoife McLysaght: One of Ireland’s leading genetics researchers

Aoife McLysaght spoke to us about her research, the life-cycle of the fig wasp and how science communication led her to singing on stage.

Podcast Length: 32:00

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Sinéad Burke, aka Minnie Mélange

Posted on Dec 13, 2017

Sinéad Burke, aka Minnie Mélange

Sinéad Burke, aka Minnie Mélange

Sinéad Burke wears many hats. She describes herself as an academic and writer, and someone who “amplifies voices”. But that doesn’t quite cover everything. She’s also a teacher and an activist, challenging the status quo in the fashion industry and beyond.

Podcast Length: 28:50

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Elva, Aine and Pamela: Co-Founders of GirlCrew

Posted on Nov 15, 2017

Elva, Aine and Pamela: Co-Founders of GirlCrew

Elva, Aine and Pamela: Co-Founders of GirlCrew

Elva Carri, Aine Mulloy and Pamela Newenham: co-founders of GirlCrew, an online platform to help women make new friends. Elva, Aine and Pamela spoke to us about GirlCrew’s origins, their expansion plans and the entrepreneurial streaks they displayed at a young age.

Podcast Length: 27:35

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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