Women on the MBA

Empowering the next generation of female leaders, UCD Smurfit School will host a virtual event specifically for women interested in undertaking an MBA. Join us online on March 27th to learn more.

Event Overview

The globally-ranked Smurfit MBA provides an unequalled opportunity to unlock and develop your leadership potential, accelerate your career and build your global network. On March 27th UCD Smurfit School will host a virtual event specifically for women interested in undertaking an MBA. The event will feature an overview of our MBA programmes followed by an engaging panel discussion with MBA students and alumni who will share their experiences of the Smurfit MBA and highlight the impact of the MBA on their professional and personal progression. 




Date: Wednesday 27th March 2024

Time: 7pm - 8.30pm (GMT / Local Irish Time)

Location: Virtual event hosted via zoom

Event Schedule

Time Presentation


Welcome Address

Professor Federica Pazzaglia, Director, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School


Agenda and Overview of UCD Smurfit MBA Programmes 

Edel O'Leary, Senior Manager MBA Programmes


Panel Discussion: MBA journeys and shared experiences

Featuring MBA students and alumni. Chaired by Professor Federica Pazzaglia 


Q&A session


MBA Admissions & Scholarships

Mairead Mulvey, MBA Admissions Manager 

Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Meet our Speakers

Join this event to virtually meet some of the people who will underpin your exciting educational journey at UCD Smurfit School. Here are some of the leading faculty, staff, students and alumni you will meet:

Professor Federica Pazzaglia

Professor Federica Pazzaglia

Director, UCD Smurfit School

Edel O'Leary

Edel O'Leary

Senior Manager, MBA Programmes

Emma Callinan

Emma Callinan

EMBA Participant | Director of Commercialisation, Enterprise Ireland

Orla Cavanagh

Orla Cavanagh

EMBA 2021 | Strategy & Operations Director KPMG

Blessing Ehinomen Ebare

Blessing Ehinomen Ebare

MBA 2023 | Data Protection Officer, Phonovation

Sharon McManus

Sharon McManus

MBA Participant | Capability Development Manager, Irish Defence Forces

IMAGE MBA Scholarship

UCD Smurfit School is once again partnering with Image Magazine to offer one female candidate a full MBA scholarship to join our MBA in August 2024. If you are considering an MBA, then this event is an opportunity not to be missed. 

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