Wonder Women Series: International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallenge

A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let’s all choose to challenge. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women’s achievements. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

We are delighted to have Aoife Dunican, The StyleBob open our International Women’s Days Celebrations.  Aoife is an event speaker and has presented workshops for global firms, professional women’s networks and leadership coaching companies.  Aoife will share her knowledge on why Image matters and how we can bring our Virtual Presence to life by choosing clothes for confidence, communication and collaboration.

Fiona Hodgins, Edelman Ireland, will facilitate a panel to discuss what International Women’s Day means to them and how important is it in keeping inclusivity and gender parity on the national agenda.

Panelists include:

  1. Ali Levins, Chief Demand Officer at Water Wipes
  2. Etain Kidney, Head of School of Marketing at Technological University Dublin
  3. Claire Tolan, Managing Director at Irish Distillers
  4. Emily Pittman, VP & General Manager Ireland at Unilever

Join us for this live interactive webinar on Thursday 4th March from 11 am.

Agenda for Live Interactive Webinar

11am:  Aoife Dunican, The Stylebob

11:45am: 15 min Break

12pm: #ChooseToChallenge Panel Discussion

1pm: Close

When

4 March 2021

11:00AM-1:00PM

Where

Webinar hosted via Zoom

Presenter

Panel Discussion

Contact

Aoife Moreton & Aoife Doran

aoifem@mii.ie

aoife@mii.ie

Price: Members | €15
Non-members | €25

Register

Speakers

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Aoife Dunican

Creative Director, The StyleBob.

Aoife Dunican is an internationally accredited stylist and owner of The Stylebob, a personal and corporate styling consultancy helping men and women amplify their image to achieve their personal and professional goals. Aoife believes in the power of image for confidence, communication and wellbeing. She has delivered webinars to global firms, teams and women’s networks on all aspects of Personal Brand and Style. She is also a regular contributor to newspapers, magazines and radio on her style ethos. Aoife has over 15 years experience in marketing and professional services.

Facilitator

Fiona Hodgins

Director, Edelman Ireland

Fiona is a Director at Edelman Ireland where she is a senior advisor whose job it is to help clients solve business challenges and identify opportunities that grow brand relationships, reputation and ultimately bottom-line.  She works with a diverse range of clients who operate in sectors such as FMCG, hospitality, financial, alcohol and retail like Danone, KBC, Irish Distillers and Mars Ireland. With over fifteen years’ experience, she uses insight to shape solutions and Edelman proprietary tools to support effective storytelling, that is both credible and validated when taken into the real world.

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Etain Kidney

Head of School of Marketing atTechnological University Dublin

Dr. Etain Kidney is Head of School of Marketing, TU Dublin Ireland’s first Technological University. The School of Marketing is home to more than 1,800 students across a range of programmes in marketing and business management fields. The School of Marketing works in close partnership with the Marketing Institute of Ireland (MII) to deliver practice-focused education solutions for the marketing community in Ireland.

Alison Levins

Chief Demand Officer at WaterWipes

Ali Levins is the Chief Demand Officer and board member of WaterWipes.  An Irish founded and owned global success story, the WaterWipes brand has enjoyed exponential growth over the past 7 years and is now present in more than 50+ geographies.   As CDO Ali has global responsibilities for all consumer, customer and category interfaces and leads a team of 80 sales and marketing professionals.   Prior to joining WaterWipes in January 2021, Ali held a number of senior Marketing and Sales roles here in Ireland and internationally such as Regional Category Business Director with Mars Inc in Australia/ New Zealand and Head of Marketing with Fáilte Ireland.

Having led Cannes and Effie winning campaigns and acted as Effie Australia judge, Ali is a strong advocate for the role of Creative Excellence and Marketing as strategic growth levers for businesses.

A mum of 3, Ali is currently knee-deep in juggling on-boarding virtually to her new role with home-schooling/ providing care to cocooners.  Like most of us, any spare time is spent walking to the edge of her 5KM and back.

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Claire Tolan

Managing Director at Irish Distillers

Claire Tolan, Managing Director Irish Distillers, is responsible for the sales & marketing of the Pernod Ricard portfolio of premium spirits & wines across the Island of Ireland. A graduate of International Marketing and languages in DCU, Claire began her career in Irish whiskey in 1998 when she joined the Jameson Graduate Programme. She spent time as brand ambassador in San Francisco, and then moved in to a field marketing role for Pernod Ricard USA. In 2007 she re-joined the Irish Distillers International Brand Development team and managed international markets focusing on the US. She then moved on to the role of International Brand Director for Jameson. Before her current role, she served as Managing Director Brand Homes, overseeing the €11 million redevelopment of Jameson Distillery Bow St in 2017.

Emily Pittman

Vice President & General Manager Ireland at Unilever

Emily joined the Unilever UK and Ireland leadership team in 2017 and held the position of Revenue Management and Strategy Director UK Ireland. Prior to joining Unilever, Emily spent many years at Coca-Cola in senior strategy and revenue growth roles. She also has experience in consulting and has worked with many CPG companies in the UK and Europe delivering commercial transformation and operational change.   Emily was appointed VP and General Manager Unilever Ireland from 1st October 2019.

Emily is a New Zealander, after spending many years living in London, she now lives in Dublin with her family.  As well as being a leader in our business, Emily is mum to her two children Sophia and Harrison.

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