Celebrating Women in Leadership: Dublin - 9 March 2018

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
9 Mar 2018 - 8:15am - 10:00am
House Dublin, 27 Leeson Street Lower, Saint Kevin's, Dublin
Price details: 
The event is free and exclusive to members of The Wheel.

This special breakfast event to celebrate International Women’s Day is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and explore women’s leadership in the community, voluntary and charitable sector. 

This event is free and exclusive to members of The Wheel. Book your place here

Course details: 
Women’s role in the community, voluntary and charity sector is extremely valuable. Woman make up 72% of employees in the sector and account for 60% of volunteers. 
Join The Wheel to celebrate the contribution of women in the sector. Chaired by  Nina Arwitz, CEO of Volunteer Ireland, this very special event will take place in The Glasshouse at House Dublin on Leeson Street. You'll have a unique opportunity to hear from several women in positions of leadership across the sector, as well as celebrate the overall work of women in our sector and to enjoy a light breakfast.
Our featured speakers on this morning’s panel will share their leadership journeys, coming as they do from a range of backgrounds and experiences.


Celebrating Women in Leadership
8.15 - 10AM, 9 March 2018
House Dublin, 27 Lesson St Lower, St Kevin’s, Dublin
Chair: Nina Arwitz
Registration & Networking Breakfast
Welcome: Deirdre Garvey, CEO of The Wheel
Introduction: Nina Arwitz, CEO of Volunteer Ireland
Speaker: Suzanne Keatinge, CEO of Dochas
Speaker: Dr Bernadette McMahon DC, Director of Vincention Partnership for Social Justice
Panel Q&A Chaired by Nina Arwitz



Suzanne Keatinge, CEO of Dóchas

Suzanne Keatinge is the CEO of Dóchas. She joined the organisation in February 2016. She is an experienced senior international development practitioner with Susan Keatinge over fifteen years’ experience in the sector.
Suzanne previously worked with Plan International Ireland as Head of Programmes. Prior to that she served as Trócaire’s Regional Manager for Asia, with a focus on governance, gender and humanitarian programming in Myanmar, Cambodia, Timor-Leste, India and Pakistan. 
She has also worked with the United Nations in Iran and Somalia. Suzanne holds a Master’s Degree in African Politics from SOAS University of London and a Master’s Degree in History from Cambridge University. She is married, with two children.

Dr. Bernadette Mac Mahon, D.C - Director, Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice


Dr. Bernadette Mac Mahon, D.C. has been the Director of the Vincentian Bernadette McMahonPartnership for Social Justice (VPSJ) since its establishment in 1995. The VPSJ is a NGO working for social and economic change tackling poverty and social exclusion.
The VPSJ uses two main approaches in its work for a more just and inclusive Ireland – the promotion of active citizenship among communities in disadvantaged areas and the establishment of the cost of a minimum essential standard of living.
Bernadette is a member of the Living Wage Technical Group in the Republic of Ireland and the Irish representative in the EU pilot project on the development of reference budgets for EU member states. Bernadette was Chairperson of The Wheel and was Chairperson of the Board of Marino Institute of Education and Head of the Department of Education at the Mater Dei Institute of Education (1970 – 1985) 


Deirdre Garvey, CEO, The Wheel

Deirdre Garvey

Deirdre Garvey is the founding Chief Executive Officer of The Wheel and has overseen The Wheel’s growth to become Ireland’s largest national network of community, voluntary and charitable organisations, with over 1,300 member organisations.

She has been responsible for implementing The Wheel’s governance processes, as delegated by the Board of Directors and delivers regular training workshops on various aspects of good governance practice.  She Chaired the 11-organisation Working Group which developed the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable organisations, launched in June 2012.

Prior to joining The Wheel, Deirdre was Director of Development (Fundraising) at The Barretstown Gang Camp in Kildare where she worked for five years. Before moving into full-time work in the Community and Voluntary Sector, Deirdre worked in the private sector, holding several managerial posts in the hi-tech field in Germany.

Having studied science for her bachelors degree in 1986, she completed a Masters in Business Administration in 2003 and recently a Masters in Innovation in Social Enterprise.

Come along to learn from each other’s challenges and successes. 

Nina ArwitzChair - Nina Arwitz

Nina Arwitz is CEO of Volunteer Ireland, the national volunteer development organisation that celebrates, supports and advances volunteering in Ireland.
Nina has worked in the non-profit sector throughout her career, mostly with environmental and animal welfare organisations.
Originally from Sweden, previous jobs have seen her living and working in the Middle East, Central America and the UK – so it’s been interesting learning about work and life quirks specific to the Irish since she moved here three years ago.
Who Should Attend: 

The event is free and exclusive to members of The Wheel.

How to Register: 

Registration from 8am.

This event is free and exclusive to members of The Wheel. Book your place here

Course contact details

01 454 8727


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