Breaking Barriers

On a mission to support more women to step up to leadership…Sinead Sharkey-Steenson is using stories from inspirational leaders to break barriers and shine a light on their success and how they got to where they are today!

On a mission to support more women to step up to leadership…Sinead Sharkey-Steenson is using stories from inspirational leaders to break barriers and shine a light on their success and how they got to where they are today!

Colonel Amanda Werkheiser is a senior leader in the United States Air Force, boasting over 23 years of service as an intelligence professional. She has occupied various strategic, operational, and tactical positions, including squadron command, where she led Airmen across global locations.

Recognised with numerous awards, she demonstrated exemplary leadership and analytical prowess throughout her deployments in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.

Debbie Connolly is a chartered financial planner and Director of AAB Wealth Limited. For her, financial planning is more than providing advice. It is about providing unwavering support to her clients on their financial journeys.

Debbie has worked in financial services for 17 years and loves what she does. She had the honour of winning the Professional Adviser Women in Financial Advice Awards – Financial Adviser of the Year Scotland & NI 2023, she is the chair of the Personal Finance Society in Northern Ireland

Breaking Barriers - Archita Fritz

Archita Fritz left India at 17 to be ‘the only’ on her engineering university course in the US to overcoming bullying and her drive to thrive. She delivers so many great stories, strategies, and dare I say a couple of mic drop moments!

Archita Sivakumar Fritz is the Host and Producer of the Embracing Only podcast. An international executive, who has lived and worked in India, the U.S., Canada and Germany, she is the founder of Ready Set Bold a workplace transformation firm that supports F500 to start-ups on their product, people and process transformation journey. She is a fierce advocate for cancelling the culture around the silence of bullying and harassment in the workplace through her work with Speak Out Revolution

Sarah Joyce is the Founder and President of Lean In Boston, a nonprofit organization that she started in 2015 to locally support and connect women. Tune in as we learn about stepping up in corporate and the start up world, building networks. and shaping the next generation leaders!

Sarah is the VP of Customer Success for LightForce, a digital platform providing orthodontists with fully customized 3D printed braces. Her previous roles have included Chief Customer Officer roles at two different healthcare IT organizations, Current Health and Healthcare Source. As the CCO, Sarah was responsible for implementation and services, support, and success for the organizations. 

CX thought leader, innovator and foresight strategist, Paula Kennedy-Garcia has been at the forefront of conversations that shape the intersection of global brands and tech in the age of automation and AI.

Paula has won awards for her innovation and futurist leadership, fuelling growth and advancing user experiences with the use of emerging technologies like AI, neuroscience, machine learning and language translation, and creating pioneering solutions for digital health and well-being, global online safety and the gig-economy, to name a few.

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