IMAGE Young Businesswoman's Forum: Career Switching Founders, July 17th
One could call our next YBF panel a high-end version of the career switchers. Our speakers began life on one career path, but made a brave decision, took a risk and went out on their own to found their own businesses. We love women who follow their dreams and make work ‘work’ for them.
Mairead Ronan is a TV presenter who created her own hairbrush business - FARO; Lucy McPhail started out as a fashion buyer in Dublin and now is CEO and founder of Fetch Beauty; and Sabrina Kevany left her job as an art director in an ad agency to start up her luxury Alpaca textile business called Simple Things. These inspirational women are coming together for one fabulous IMAGE evening in The Westbury. Bring old friends and leave with new ones, goodies and a feeling that anything is achievable.
When: July 17th
from 6pm - 8.30pm
Where: The Westbury hotel, Dublin 2
Meet our speakers
Mairead Ronan has been a busy woman and at this stage, could probably say that she’s been in every household in Ireland, in some shape or form! She was part of the ground-breaking and award-winning Ray D’Arcy Show on Today FM for 11 years and during her time on the show, Mairead became one of the most loved and recognisable voices on Irish radio, speaking to hundreds of thousands of people each and every morning. When she decided it was time for a change of scenery, Mairead moved behind the mic and added yet another string to her bow, taking the reigns as Senior Producer on The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show for two years. It doesn’t stop there! Mairead, who is a mum of two with a third on the way, is also a successful businesswoman and launched her own hair care brand, Faro, in 2016. In less than two years, FARO has gone from strength to strength and has established a secure place in a very competitive industry.
Lucy McPhail is the founder and CEO of Fetch Beauty, a content and retail platform for luxury beauty. Fetch Beauty ships globally and is already home to some of the most innovative niche beauty brands in the world. Fetch is fast becoming a globally recognized platform for leading the way in what’s relevant in skin and beauty innovation.
Lucy spent 6 years working in buying roles in Dublin before moving to London in 2012 to become International womenswear buyer at Harrods. After two years in fashion, Lucy moved to Beauty where her remit stretched from some of the largest beauty brands in the world to incubating niche Doctor led brands from concept stage to global launches. It was the integrity and innovation in these niche beauty brands which gave Lucy the idea to launch Fetch Beauty. A global platform curated with the best in niche beauty, promoting a positive attitude to ageing through skin goals and engaging content.
Simple Things was founded in 2009 by Dubliner Breezy Kevany McGlynn. Leaving a successful career as an Art Director with Ireland's leading advertising agency, she and her husband set about creating a unique collection of luxury textiles, using the word’s finest alpaca wool. From fashion to interiors, their contemporary pop-luxury designs are stocked by the best worldwide. With Brown Thomas as their first customer, their list has grown to include 126 global-chic names like Liberty, Harrod’s, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales.
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