it@cork September WoMen in Tech

 

it@cork is delighted to announce Trish Long, Vice President & General Manager of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Ireland as our September WoMen in Tech guest speaker. Join us for this lunch time event at the Kingsley Hotel, Victoria Cross, Cork.

In 2014, we launched our “WoMen in Tech” programme to support diversity and inclusion in the technology sector. One of the features of this programme has been our lunchtime series, aimed at bringing women together to network and hear from female role models who have blazed their own trail in this sector. The series was very well received among the technology community and most women leave the events feeling positive and empowered.

 

 

The focus on diversity and inclusion continues to grow in Ireland and it@cork wants to continue to play a part in driving this agenda within the technology sector.

The aim of the next series of talks is to introduce our members (both men and women) to leading, talented female role models, containing both men and women from the tech sector. The speakers at these events will not only inspire us to Stay at work, but also equip us with tools to both Advance and Lead in our professions.

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Speakers

Trish Long

Vice President & General Manager of Walt Disney Studios

Trish Long is Vice President & General Manager of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Ireland and since 1994 has held a variety of roles within The Walt Disney Company. Her present role combines core responsibility for WDSMP in Ireland, working with the International and European teams, while also working across Disney franchises and with other Disney lines of business to grow the Walt Disney Company in Ireland. She is also an Advanced Practitioner of the Disney Strategic Foresight EMEA team.

Prior to joining Disney in 1994, Trish Long was the first Marketing Director of the Irish Film Centre. Before moving to Dublin in 1992 she held the position of Publicity and Marketing Manager at the Belltable Arts Centre in Limerick. She began her career as a newsreader, presenter and producer in Big L radio station in Limerick in the 1980s. She also trained as a counselor and ran the Limerick Rape Crisis Centre in its first four years. She has a long history of involvement in women's issues at a national and local level.

Long has a 1st class honours Masters in Cultural and Communication Studies from Dublin City University. Her thesis was original research on PORNOGRAPHY AND IRISH WOMEN: TOWARDS A CULTURAL DEFINITION AND FEMALE GAZE. Her audio essays have been broadcast on RTE’s Sunday Miscellany and she has been published in its recent anthology of Irish writing. She has sat on the Film Advisory Committee of the Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) and also the Irish Industry Trust; is a board member of the Irish Film Institute (IFI) and a member of the Governing Authority of the University of Limerick. She is a board member of Troy Film Studios based in Castletroy, Limerick.