“Digital Health and Life Sciences ultimately aim to drive systemic, sustainable improvement for people in every community. But unfortunately the reality is that many of these industries are significantly underrepresented in terms of diversity”. Q&A Gavin Shorten, Ireland Lab Innovation Program Leader for IBM

Please tell us a little about yourself and your role as Ireland Lab Innovation Program Leader? I joined IBM just over 9 years ago and have been working on our…

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“Digital governance is not just about obeying a law it is about developing an ethical approach. A strong digital governance approach is an ethical approach. Think of data not as being data but belonging to a person. Develop your product as if that data belonged to a loved one what would they think of your approach?” Q&A Siobhan McGrath, Chief Operations Manager, HIRANI

We are pleased to announce Siobhan McGrath, Chief Operations Manager, HIRANI will be speaking at our “Meet Our Industry Partners” webinar on 10th February 2022 at 11am-12:00pm GMT. Register to…

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“An accelerator without borders is a unique concept and the focus on female founders means education can be tailored to their particular needs. I am excited to meet the successful applicants and it is an important vehicle to help me to support others, journey and personal growth”. Q&A Joann Rhodes, Chief Executive at Health Innovation Research Alliance, Northern Ireland

We are pleased to announce Joann Rhodes, Chief Executive at Health Innovation Research Alliance, Northern Ireland will be speaking at our “Meet Our Partners & Board” webinar on 15th February 2022…

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“Diversity is still an issue in digital health and life science. We need role models, both for consumers and for attraction of new people into digital health and life science careers. All data shows that a more gender diverse industry makes it more robust and profitable.” Q&A Nicola Walsh, Senior Team Lead, Sigmar Recruitment

We are pleased to announce, Nicola Walsh, Senior Team Lead, Sigmar Recruitment, will be speaking at our “Meet Our Partners & Board” webinar on 15th February 2022 at 11am-12:00pm GMT…

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“My vision, and part of our role and responsibility as sponsors of the International Female Accelerator, is to increase women leaders in science and healthcare and to provide opportunities for women to develop their professional skills and provide a support system when it comes to childcare and work-life balance. In an ideal world, men don’t shy away from a dialogue about gender equality, they actively participate in making it happen. We need to continue to advocate for equal opportunities for ALL, that’s the basis for everything”. Q&A Alison Muir, General Manager of Roche Group, Ireland

Alison Muir speaks to us about her current role as General Manager of Roche Group, Ireland. Alison will be speaking at our “Meet Our Partners & Board” webinar on Tuesday…

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“You need to know where to get good advice about the type of funding that’s the right fit for you and your company. You also need to know where funding is available and it’s important to ensure you have a good choice of options”. Q&A Margaret Hearty, Chief Executive Officer of InterTradeIreland

We are pleased to announce, Shane O’Hanlon, Funding for Growth Manager, InterTradeIreland, will be speaking at our “Meet Our Partners & Board” webinar on Thursday 27th January 2022 at 11am-12:00pm…

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‘Grit International Female Accelerator represents a great opportunity for female entrepreneurs active in or aiming at areas of healthcare and life science to gain knowledge and build-up competence when it comes to entrepreneurial expertise’. Q&A Hrvoje Belani, Grit Board Member & Accelerator Industry Expert

Hrvoje Belani speaks to us about his current role in e-Health at Ministry of Health, Croatia and his role as a Grit board member and industry expert to the programme.…

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