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About Event

Grit International Female Network is pleased to invite you to the Grit Female Leaders in Healthcare Summit-Leading for Change, scheduled to take place on 8th June 2023, The Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin, Ireland.

Grit International Female Network is a female membership community that promotes gender equality across the healthcare ecosystem. Empowering females working in healthcare and life science industries, female founders, investors, public sector, academia and industry.

The Summit is an exclusive event, with all speakers being national and international female leaders in healthcare and life science. Who will share ideas and their personal leadership struggles and accomplishments. Female leaders who have excelled in their careers and are leading for change.

Join us at this unique event to hear thought-provoking panel discussions and become part of the conversations needed for real change. Hear practical advice on how to progress, overcome challenges, drive career growth, improve gender equality and support the next generation of female leaders.

“Gender equality in healthcare leadership is not about feminism. It is about not accepting bias and discrimination as a roadblock to success, but identifying it and having the confidence and perseverance to require real change.”

Diane Nevin, Founder & CEO of Grit International Female Network

Why You Should Attend?

Grit Summit Themes

Scheduled Speakers

Diane Nevin

Chief Executive and Founder of Grit International Female Network

Furkan Karayel

Diversity and Inclusion Author and Speaker

Anne O'Connor

Managing Director at VHI Health & Wellbeing Ireland

Eilísh Hardiman

Grit Board Member and Chief Executive at Children's Health Ireland

Lucy Nugent

Chief Executive of Tallaght University Hospital and President of the European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) 

Professor Deborah McNamara

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Beaumont Hospital and Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

Yvonne Traynor

Board member and Chair of the People and Culture committee at HSE Ireland

Isabel Cabruja

Grit Ambassador and Senior Director Commercial Operations / International Markets at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Milan, Italy

Professor Sarah Wamala Andersson

Grit Board Member and Professor of Health and Welfare Technology at Mälardalen University, Sweden

Dr Jennifer Ralph James

Grit Mentor and Pharmaceutical Medical Affairs Leader, Ireland

Peggy Maguire

Director General at European Institute of Women's Health

Dr May Shana’a

President at The Asherah Foundation, USA

Maria McCann

Organisational Psychologist, Director of Identity Management Services at HSE Ireland

Dr Josephine Sundqvist

Secretary-General and CEO at LM International, Stockholm, Sweden

Lorraine Smyth MSc

e-Enabler, Scheduled Care Transformation Office of the National Director – Change and Innovation at HSE Ireland

Dr Sarah Fitzgibbon

Founder of Women in Medicine in Ireland Network (WiMIN)

Sohini De

Chief Executive and Founder of Empeal

Eefke Jansen MSc

Chief Executive and Founder of She does it, Brussels, Belgium

Dr Melrona Kirrane

Chair of Research Ethics Committee and Associate Professor of Organisational Psychology at Dublin City University Business School

Heidi Davis

Grit Alumni Female Co-Founder and CEO of IdentifyHer

Una Kearns

Grit Alumni Female Founder and CEO of myPatientSpace

Judi O’Malley

Grit Alumni Female Co-Founder and CEO of Spiorad

Dr Harriet Treacy

Grit Alumni Female Co-Founder and CEO of Beyondbmi

Barbara Skerritt

Grit Board Member and Senior IT Director, Global Head of Product at ICON

Sarita Johnston

Grit Board Member and Director, Business Planning at Capstone Business Advisors Limited

Noreen McKenzie

National President of Network Ireland 2022

Naomh Mcelhatton

Grit Alumni Female Founder and CEO of Dara and Co

Scheduled Speakers


Attendee Ticket


€ 295

Bundle Offer


€ 1,253


(Reserved Round Table)

€ 1,995

Ticket Prices Exclude VAT


Attendee Ticket


€ 295

Bundle Offer


€ 1,253

Ticket Prices Exclude VAT

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