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Dr Rhona Mahony addresses UCD Smurfit School MBA students on leading through adversity

  • Date: Thu, Feb 6, 2020

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 Dr Rhona Mahony

On February 6, Professor Gerardine Doyle, Director of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, will host Dr Rhona Mahony, first female Master of the National Maternity Hospital, at the School as part of the IMPACT MAKERS: UCD Smurfit MBA Speaker Series.

Professor of Business and Society Andrea Prothero will interview Dr Mahony on the topic of leading through adversity.
Dr Mahony will discuss how her motivation to have a positive impact on national health care drove her to persist through extraordinary challenges in advancing the future of Ireland’s leading maternity hospital.

During a busy seven-year term, the deep challenges of the role lived in the public eye amplified the themes of strategic leadership through adversity, the impact of public scrutiny on personal identity and the dynamic of conflict and hierarchy.

Dr Mahony will also discuss why she believes the best vehicle to make essential changes to current healthcare systems is through medics equipped with strong business and leadership skills.

She will also explain how fundamental business skills influenced her success and why she believes that there should be early engagement between the disciplines of business in third-level education and of medical professionals, as a way to affect positive healthcare change.

The event will be held at the UCD Smurfit School on Thursday, 6th of February at 1:00 pm.

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