Image Presents: Young Businesswomen's Forum, Tuesday, March 27th
We are thrilled to announce our second Young Businesswomen's Forum of 2018 on March 27th, at the beautiful Westbury Hotel. We have a sensational line-up of women who have each carved their ways very successfully in their respective fields in technology, the arts, and interior design. We will be joined by Stefanie Preissner, the renowned screenwriter, author and actor, Nikki Lannen, founder and CEO of WarDucks and Roisin Lafferty, founder and managing director of Kingston Lafferty Design. Enjoy an evening of insight, inspiration and lots of luxury as we hear from three incredible women on their success journeys to working in three fascinating fields.
Join IMAGE contributing editor, Melanie Morris as we shine a light on the highs and lows of our panellists journeys to find out how they reached their pinnacle of success in their respective fields. Our panellists will share frank, honest insights about their career paths, as we delve into the lives of women working in technology, design, writing, and acting.
When Tuesday, March 27, 6 pm
Where The Westbury Hotel, Dublin
*Includes Luxury Seat Gift
Stefanie Preissner, screenwriter, author, actor
Stefanie Preissner, Munich-born but Mallow-raised is the creator of hit comedy-drama series Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope – the show was originally commissioned by RTÉ and has since broadcast on BBC Three and is available on Netflix Worldwide. Season 2, filmed in Vancouver and Dublin in late 2017 will broadcast in late Spring 2018. Stefanie has also produced a series of short documentaries, How To Adult, with RTÉ Player. She has two television projects in development; one with Channel 4 in the UK and the other with First Look Media in the USA.
Her first feature film script has been commissioned and is supported by Parallel Films the Irish Film Board. Her one-woman theatre show, Solpadeine Is My Boyfriend, enjoyed sell-out runs in Dublin before touring internationally to Bucharest, Edinburgh, and Australia, and – as a radioplay – it became RTÉ’s most downloaded podcast. Stefanie graduated from University College Cork with a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies and Spanish.
Alongside her career as a screenwriter and playwright, she has won several awards as an actor. She is a regular contributor to Ireland’s Sunday Independent newspaper and her voice is well-recognised from her prolific voiceover career.
Her first book 'Why Can’t Everything Just Stay the Same?' was nominated for several awards in 2017 and she is set to pen another for release in 2019.
Stefanie lives in Dublin and never wants to leave.
Nikki Lannen, founder and CEO WarDucks
Nikki Lannen is a leader in the Virtual and Augmented Reality space in Ireland. She is the Founder and CEO of WarDucks; a VR & AR studio focused on making high-quality games and experiences. WarDucks has had 3 top selling VR games. Their latest title RollerCoaster Legends was 4th top selling on PlayStation VR in December.
Nikki also runs the IRISH VR MeetUp which takes place every 2 months. A chance for anyone building Virtual Reality products in the Irish community to come together and showcase what they are working on. Her games experience comes through her time at Facebook, where she spent almost 5 years. She was a founding member of the games team there and worked closely with C level executives from the top games businesses in EMEA. From here she founded WarDucks. By combining her knowledge with a highly skilled development, art and animation team, they are creating top of class content for virtual and augmented reality platforms.
Róisín Lafferty, founder and managing director, Kingston Lafferty Design
Róisín Lafferty is the Founder and Managing Director of Kingston Lafferty Design. Róisin has built a team of talented Designers, Contractors, and Craftsmen around her and believes firmly in the power of creative collaboration. With the help of this powerful creative force, Róisin has received a string of prestigious accolades, including Young Designer of the Year at the 2015 Fit Out Awards, numerous IDI Awards for both residential and commercial projects and the Emerging Talent Award at the 2017 Excellence in Property Awards.
A former judge on RTE’s SuperGarden, she is recognized as one of Ireland’s leading creative personalities with a monthly column in the Sunday Business Post and a regular slot on Newstalk. Her work is of such a calibre that it has been featured in many Irish publications, including International ones such as Living ETC, Italian Vogue, and the Wall Street Journal. She is a Brand Ambassador for INM’s House Event and for the past three years has worked closely as Brand Ambassador for DFS and Fleetwood.
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