Join us on 24th May @ 8.30am for the return of our Women Empower Series, which is kindly sponsored by Linesight. For this event we will be joined by Professor Linda Doyle, Provost, Trinity College Dublin and Fiona D’Arcy, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Linesight and Eimear Caslin, General manager, GSK
Dublin Chamber’s Women Empowerment Series is a series of two exclusive events for senior decision-makers from the medium scaling and large multinational organisations in Dublin Chamber’s membership. Each event focuses on leadership issues and explores the challenges faced by women in making it to the top in business. High profile guest speakers offer an overview of their career, leadership style and their industry. The series gives guests access to high level thought leadership focused sessions and the opportunity to network.
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Dublin Chamber, 7 Clare Street, Dublin 2 D02 F9O2
Linda Doyle, President & Provost, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
Linda Doyle was appointed by academic staff and student representatives as the 45th Provost of Trinity College Dublin, coming into office on August 1, 2021. The Provost is the Chief Officer of the university responsible to the Board and ultimately to the State for the performance of the university.
Dr Linda Doyle’s previous leadership roles have been as Dean of Research (2018-2020), and founder Director of CONNECT, a national research centre, co-funded by SFI and industry, focused on future networks and communications. Prior to CONNECT, she was also the Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Value Chain Research (CTVR). She is currently a Director of Xcelerit and Software Radio Systems Ltd (SRS), two CTVR/CONNECT spin-outs.
Dr Doyle has served on many boards including as Chair of the Board of the Douglas Hyde Gallery (2013-2021), and as a member of the Board of Pallas Project Studios, KTH Sweden Scientific Advisory Board, and Board of the Wireless Innovation Forum. Currently, she is Chair of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board in the UK, and a member of the National Broadband Steering Committee in Ireland, and the Open Research Europe Scientific Advisory Board. She also serves on the Boards of Science Gallery International (SGI), as well as the Festival of Curiosity, a STEM outreach activity for children based on a city-centre yearly science festival.
Prior to her appointment as Provost, Dr Linda Doyle was Professor of Engineering & The Arts in Trinity College Dublin. Her expertise is in the fields of wireless communications, cognitive radio, reconfigurable networks, spectrum management and creative arts practices. She has raised over €70 million in research funding and has published widely in her field. Dr Doyle has a reputation as an advocate for change in spectrum management practices and has played a role in spectrum policy at the national and international level. Combining creative arts practices with Engineering for many years, she founded the Orthogonal Methods Group (OMG) a research initiative that works in critical and creative tension with technology with the purpose of generating knowledges, insights and alternative research orientations across disciplines that are sometimes perceived to be mutually exclusive. Dr Doyle has published extensively and has given in excess of 100 keynotes and invited talks at various events globally.
As well as her contributions to research and the arts, Dr Doyle is an active advocate for women in engineering and computer science. She has been involved in numerous initiatives such Girls in Tech, Teen Turn, HerStory. In 2017 she was recognised as one of the 10 women stars working in networking and communications in the world that you should know. Dr Doyle holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering (B.E.) from the National University of Ireland, and an M.Sc., Ph.D., and P.G.DIP. STATS from Trinity College, the University of Dublin. She is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin.
Fiona D’Arcy, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Linesight
Fiona was appointed Group CMO in October 2020 and has global responsibility for controlling Linesight’s brand story and profiling the brand across target industry sectors. She has over 25 years' experience in B2B organizations, ranging from start-ups through to large multinationals, developing and implementing business and marketing strategies, and bringing strong executional expertise and experience of delivering complex communications programs to global teams. Fiona is passionate about driving markets, building brand profiles and awareness building for clients through thought leadership program development, public relations planning and management, and client relationship management.
Eimear Caslin, General manager, GSK
Eimear is General Manager of GSK Ireland Pharmaceuticals since 2017. She has worked with GSK for over 27 years across a range of commercial roles by being a results-focused and people-oriented leader. She is particularly passionate about culture, development and enabling individuals to be the best version of themselves. She is a strong advocate for women in leadership and the benefits that diversity in teams brings to performance and culture of an organisation. Eimear holds a Diploma in Company Direction, a MSc in Strategic Management, a Higher Diploma in Marketing Practice and a Bachelor of Commerce degree. She is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland, the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association’s (IPHA) Strategy Board and is a Director of GSK Ireland. Eimear is also a member of Barretstown charity Board and their Risk & Governance Committee.
Outside of work, Eimear has 3 sons and can be found most weekends cheering on a sideline.