My professional journey has been shaped by a series of exceptional opportunities and significant contributions within the realms of entrepreneurship, gender equality, and leadership development. Over the years, I've had the honor of being invited to participate in various prestigious events and initiatives that have allowed me to play a pivotal role in shaping policies and fostering an inclusive environment for entrepreneurial growth and female leadership.
Notably, my participation in the European Commission's Women’s Entrepreneurship Workshop in 2020, alongside other international experts, stands out as a testament to my dedication and influence in the sphere of women's entrepreneurship in Europe. Similarly, my role as a gender expert in the Consultative Roundtable for the New Irish Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality in 2019 reflects my commitment to advocating for gender-inclusive policies and initiatives at a national level.
My contributions to critical discussions, such as the Mid-Term Review of the National Policy Statement on Entrepreneurship by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation in Ireland, underscore my active involvement in shaping and informing key policy decisions.
Furthermore, my participation in global forums, including the Women and Leadership Think Tank at George Washington University, and my research efforts in third-sector capacity building have solidified my reputation as a thought leader driving positive change in the realms of leadership and entrepreneurship.
I'm particularly proud of my 2008 research paper, which significantly contributed to the EU's publication on the role of higher education in fostering innovation capacity. This accomplishment reflects my enduring commitment to advancing knowledge and promoting innovation within the entrepreneurial landscape.
Collectively, these experiences have shaped my journey and positioned me as a dedicated advocate for inclusive entrepreneurship and gender equality.