Women In Focus

Media, Influence, Empowerment in partnership with Matheson and Google

The Conference, attended by Ireland’s leading CEOs and senior managers in media and technology, co-incides with Google’s EMEA conference at Google HQ.

Guest Speakers

Vogue Williams

Model and Television Presenter

Williams is a model, presenter and radio personality who has featured on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and ‘Stepping Out’, and was also the winner of ‘Bear Grylls: Mission to Survive’ in 2015. She has most recently fronted factual series ‘Wildgirls’ on RTÉ.

Miriam O'Callaghan

Broadcaster and Television Presenter

Miriam O'Callaghan is a broadcaster and television current affairs presenter with RTÉ. She has presented Prime Time since 1996, and her own summer Talk show, Saturday Night with Miriam, since 2005. She also has her own radio show on RTE Radio 1, Sunday with Miriam.

Elaine Crowley


Elaine Crowley is an Irish journalist, newscaster, and broadcaster. She has presented Midday, a daily television show presented in-studio with female panellists, on TV3 since 2010, which she also produces.

Sarah Byrne

Head of New Business Sales, Google, Russia, South East Asia, Africa

Sarah is an Advertising native, having spent more than a decade at leading Ad Agencies in London, Dublin & Amsterdam. In 2013 Sarah joined Google to lead their UK & Ireland Agency business until this year when she took the lead for New Business Sales across Russia, the Middle East and Africa

Niall McGarry

Founder & CEO Maximum Media HER.ie and HerFamily.ie

Niall McGarry is an Irish media entrepreneur and the owner and founder of Maximum Media. He has overseen the launch of five digital brands – JOE, Her, SportsJOE, HerFamily and more recently JOE.co.uk. Together they command over 11M unique users each month and the largest social audience of any media organisation in Ireland today.

Aine Molloy

Co-Founder GirlCrew

Girl Crew' is a worldwide community of women that began as a Dublin Facebook group. It now has over 22,000 members in 40 cities around the world.



Leaders and influencers in the media


Women Directors

Only 7% percent of films from the last year were directed by women



IFTA, Matheson and Google joining together to promote women


Industry guest

Influncers, Media and Empowerment