Newstalk starts series on women in technology and science

Jess Kelly

Newstalk has launched a new six-part series called Full Steam presented by Jess Kelly.

The new series, which started over the weekend, features hour-long interviews with the most influential women in technology and science in Ireland.

‘Full STEAM’ will cover topics in science, technology, engineering, arts and maths with Jess Kelly set to speak to a number of guests over the coming weeks including Cathriona Hallahan (Microsoft Ireland), Helen Dixon (Data Protection Commissioner), Amanda Roche Kelly (JustEat.ie), Aisling Hassell (AirBnB) and Cliona O’Farrelly (Trinity College Dublin).

Anne O’Leary, CEO, Vodafone Ireland featured in the first episode of the series. She discussed ditching her femininity at the beginning of her career to fit in, what the loss of her mother taught her about being a leader and why gender equality in the workplace makes perfect business sense.

Patricia Monahan, Managing Director of Newstalk, said: “We are delighted to bring this podcast series to our listeners that shares the stories of incredible women working in technology in Ireland and to shine a light on the work they do and how they do it”.

Workhuman is official sponsor. Speaking about the new sponsorship, Niamh Graham, Vice President of Global HR at Workhuman said: “As a leading tech employer in Ireland, we know first-hand the importance of creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces and that is why we are delighted to partner with Newstalk on this important series”.

‘Full STEAM’ will broadcast on Saturdays at 7pm and repeated on Sunday nights at 8pm. A podcast will be available to download and the full video interview online.

Jess Kelly is Newstalk’s Technology Correspondent and hosts her own show ‘Tech Talk’ on Sundays at 7pm.

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