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Mary McAleese Lecture Series

DCU is very proud of the Mary McAleese Women in Leadership Lecture Series. In the years since it’s launch the series has featured a wide range of high profile, successful women leaders who have shared their stories of becoming role models.

Past speakers have included: 

  • Rosaleen Blair CBE, Founder of Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS)

  • Brid Horan, Chancellor of DCU

  • Áine Lawlor, Radio and Television Broadcaster at RTÉ

  • Amelia Anderson, Co-founder and President, Advancing Women in Aviation Roundtable (AWAR) and previously Managing Director of American Airlines

  • Francesca McDonagh, Bank of Ireland Group Chief Executive

  • Dr Catherine Day, former Secretary General of the European Commission

  • Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Ninth President of the Republic of Malta

  • Prof Andrea Nolan OBE, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University and Professor in Veterinary Pharmacology

  • Bishop Patricia Storey, First female Church of Ireland bishop

  • Dr Michelle Williams, Dean of Harvard University's School of Public Health

The next Women in Leadership Lecture Series will commence in Spring 2024. More details to follow.