Meet the Irish female business leaders dominating media, tech and pharmaceuticals
18th Mar 2021
In our new business series, Irish industry leaders Aine Kerr, Oonagh O’Hagan and Marie Taylor-Ghent share their tips on navigating change in times of uncertainty.
In part one of our IMAGE Business Series, we’ll talk about building resilience in times of uncertainty and “The Challenge of Change” with key Irish industry leaders.
Join us for the event on Wednesday, March 24, with powerhouse panel Aine Kerr (Co-Founder and COO, Kinzen), Marie Taylor-Ghent (Director of Data & Analytics at PwC Ireland) and Oonagh O’Hagan (founder and CEO, Meaghers Pharmacy Group).
Here, we get to know the three accomplished speakers and dive deep into their exciting rise to the top of their industries.
Co-founder and COO of technology start-up Kinzen, Áine Kerr is known as a serial risk taker and trailblazer. She specialised in the cross-over space between journalism and technology with years of experience on both ends. Her former roles include political correspondent, Global Head of Journalism Partners at Facebook in New York and Managing Editor at social media news agency Storyful.
Presenter of the RTÉ radio series “Reignite”, she is a member of the European Council’s committee of experts on quality journalism in the digital age and an advisor to the Institute for the Future of Journalism and Media (FuJO) in DCU. Áine also has an impressive range of skillsets – she’s an EMCC-accredited executive coach, holds a fellowship with Columbia University’s Sulzberger Leadership Programme and has a masters in Journalism with DCU.
Oonagh O’ Hagan
Oonagh O’ Hagan is the owner and managing director of Meagher’s Pharmacy Group, a group of nine physical pharmacies in Dublin and an online store serving customers in 58 countries all over the world. Meagher’s and its team has won countless awards, including OTC Retailer of the Year, Most Innovative Service in Pharmacy, Best Customer Experience in Healthcare and Ireland’s Great Places to Work in 2020 and 2021.
A former Chair and board member of both Retail Excellence Ireland and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, Oonagh is passionate about having a “People First Business strategy”. She credits the open and honest culture in Meagher’s and the proactive engagement with her customers as the two most significant factors in the company’s growth.
Having spent almost two decades in analytics and technology, Marie Taylor-Ghent is an expert in her role as PwC’s director of data and analytics. Graduating in maths, she has always had a passion for her field, utilising data for optimal digital transformation and business intelligence. As director, she leads a skillful team in translating complex concepts and solutions into understandable business benefits.
At our “Challenge of Change” event in partnership with PwC, she will be joined by Áine and Oonagh to share valuable lessons and insights on future-proofing your business and how to be agile and responsive in times of uncertainty.
Don’t miss part one of our new business series, “The Challenge of Change” in partnership with PwC.
It will take place on Wednesday, March 24 at 12pm and you can register below.
*On March 24, we will provide registered guests with a link ahead of the event.