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Linda Doyle – Leadership as Service and Engineering Change

Linda Doyle is Professor of Engineering and the Arts at Trinity College Dublin and a Fellow of the College. Her research focuses on themes of telecommunications and creative arts practices.

in this podcast we speak about her research in engineering and the arts and what sits at the fusion of these two disciplines. We discuss her path into the area and move to analyse the challenges of diversity in STEM classes in particular, and what can be done to improve it.

145. Kerry Duffain of Fidante Partners – Seizing the Day, Doing the Work

Kerry Duffain is head of institutional client solutions at Fidante Partners.  She has had a long career, that has involved over two decades of working with institutional investors and consultants, but also a number of other intriguing positions, such as her first position – as a newsreader of English news in Bahrain. 

McKeever (Mac) Conwell – Why What is Rare is Wonderful

McKeever (Mac) Conwell, II, is Managing Partner at RareBreed Ventures, a venture capital firm based in the Baltimore area. He has held various roles including as a software engineer, an entrepreneur in residence at the NewME Accelerator, a Fund Manager at Maryland Technology Development Corporation where he was a member of the Seed Investment Team and various advisory and consulting roles in the tech space.

Toyin Oluwole – Opportunity Knocks on the Journey Home

Toyin Oluwole’s last role was as a Senior Strategy Manager with Royal London. She previously worked in a range of financial and marketing roles at Standard Life and Moody Monday. She recently left Scotland and  returned to her home country of Nigeria, and it was a moving Linked In post that she wrote that led me to her.

Trinity College Provost Election 2021 – International Women’s Day Special: Trailer

This special FiftyFaces Focus series showcases the three candidates for the upcoming provost election at Trinity College Dublin, due to be held in April 2021. The Provost is the Chief Officer of the university responsible to the Board and ultimately to the State for the performance of the university. This historic election will see the first female provost in the institutions 429 year history.

We are delighted to present interviews with each of the three candidates, in this very special series, which we are launching to coincide with International Women’s Day.

Elinor Swery – What Lies Outside Your Comfort Zone

Elinor Swery is a Solutions Engineer at Rookout, based in Tel Aviv. Rookout empowers engineers to solve customer issues faster, by making debugging easy and accessible in any environment.

She describes herself as working at the intersection of the physical and digital worlds, and has a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Auckland. Born in Israel, she moved to New Zealand at the age of 10 and moved back to Israel two years ago.

Bonus Episode – Toyin Oluwole (Alalade) – Opportunity Knocks on the Journey Home

Toyin Alalade’s last role was as a Senior Strategy Manager with Royal London. She previously worked in a range of financial and marketing roles at Standard Life and Moody Monday. She recently left Scotland and returned to her home country of Nigeria, and it was a moving Linked In post that she wrote that led me to her.

A story of what drove a return home to Nigeria after over a decade in the UK, most recently Scotland. A bonus episode that also appears on our Nigerian Voices series.

Shruti Van Dyke Gandhi – Navigating an Array of Opportunities in Venture Capital

Shruti Van Dyke Gandhi is General Partner and Founding Engineer at Array Ventures which invests in enterprise deep tech early-stage companies. Shruti is also a professor in the computer science department at Columbia University. She spent her early career as a developer on mainframe security, collaboration tools, and data analytics. Post engineering, she invested in early-stage companies at True Ventures and Samsung’s venture fund. She is also the recipient of Chicago Booth 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award at Chicago.

Bola Tobun – Using Science to Drive ESG Leadership

Bola Tobun is Investments and Treasury Manager at the London Borough of Enfield. She is a frequent participant on the local government conference circuit, which is where we met, and she has a long history of experience in pension fund roles across local government and pensions administration businesses.

A discussion of a journey from chemical engineering to finance and how this led to finance and a particular passion for and knowledge of ESG.