Women’s Leadership Conference

Anne Morrison - BAFTA Chair

The Institute of Directors is running a Women’s Leadership Conference this year in Titanic Belfast entitled Leading for the Future.

Speakers at this year’s conference will cover such topics as agile working, improving performance, recruiting Generation Z, tackling new markets, and the impact of changing technology.

Speakers include:

Susan Hayes Culleton will host the day, which will feature the popular Marketplace showcasing the produce of companies run by local business women. 

The conference will run between 8.30 and 16.30 on Friday 11th March.

Tickets cost £90 (excl. VAT) and can be booked here.

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Post Graduate & Post-Doctoral Training Course

Encouraging Female Academic Careers

Presented by Queen’s Gender Initiative

Monday, January 25th 2016 @ 09.30 - 16.00

The Graduate School, Queen's University Belfast

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Session One
09.45 Introduction Professor Yvonne Galligan
10.00 Importance of Social Media in Developing Research Impact Shawn Day
10.30 What Queen's Gender Initiative Can Do For You Professor Yvonne Galligan
11.00 Coffee  
11.30 What Mentoring Can Do For You Dr. Jennifer McKinley
12.00 Making Your Voice Heard at Meetings Dr. Karen McCloskey
12.30 Life from a Postgraduate Perspective Evelyn Keaveney
12.45 Life from a Postdoctoral Perspective Laura Patrick
13.00 Lunch  


Session Two
13.45 The Great and The Good: The Impact of Role Models Dr. Jillian Thompson
14.15 What Subject Associations Can Do For You Dr. Maria Lohan
14.45 Personal Career Planning: Doing it All Professor Ruth Morrow
15.15 What is Great about an Academic Career Professor Teresa Mc Cormack
15.45 Reinforcement and Conclusion Professor Teresa Mc Cormack

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"A Growth Mindset" with Ms Elaine Coughlan

Clare MacMahon Annual Lecture 2015

Presented by Queen’s Gender Initiative, in partnership with the Queen’s Management School

Tuesday 13th October 2015 @ 16:00

The Senate Room, Queen's University Belfast

Large turnout expected, registration recommended



ELAINE COUGHLAN - General Partner

Elaine is a co-Founder and General Partner of Atlantic Bridge Capital a Global Growth Equity Technology Fund with over $450 million of assets  undermanagement, and over $300m of co-investment from Limited Partners. She is also a co-founder of Summit Bridge Capital which is a China Ireland focused Fund aimed at helping Irish companies scale in China. The team and Fund are backed by China Investment Corp which is the World’s 5th largest Sovereign investor with > $585bn of capital under management and Irelands Sovereign Wealth Fund NTMA. Summit Bridge is jointly managed by Atlantic Bridge and West Summit Capital and brings extensive networks in China to Irish companies.

Elaine has over 20 year’s operational experience as CFO/COO in scaling technology companies with extensive operational and M&A experience. Previously Elaine was a Co-founder and non-executive director of GloNav Inc, a GPS software and hardware business successfully sold to NXP for $110 million in 2008. Prior to Atlantic Bridge Elaine as CFO and or VP Finance took 3 high growth technology companies public on both NASDAQ and LSE. These three successful technology initial public offerings and secondary offerings for Parthus, IONA and Smartforce on NASDAQ raised more than $1.6 billion in capital.

Elaine is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a qualified Chartered Director. She was named as one of Europe’s Top 100 Women in Technology and appointed by the Irish Government to the Board of Enterprise Ireland in 2014.

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