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From bench to boardroom, and beyond

Fighting Blindness

Friday, March 6, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (GMT)

From bench to boardroom, and beyond

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General Admission 26 Tickets Mar 5, 2020 Free  

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We are very fortunate in Ireland to have a rich talent pool of emerging leaders in the area of vision loss. To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, Fighting Blindness is hosting a breakfast event celebrating trailblazing women working across science, research and innovation. 

Our theme, ‘From bench to boardroom, and beyond’, explores the different career paths our speakers have embarked upon and their on-going efforts to promote and facilitate research and innovation in Ireland. 

Join us to hear from our panel of accomplished female leaders (more to be announced in the coming weeks) -

Dr Abigail Ruth Freeman, Director of Science for Society, Science Foundation Ireland

Eibhlin Mulroe, CEO, Cancer Trials Ireland

Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Chair, Irish Research Council

Dr Victoria Brownlee, Programme Manager (Ireland), Athena SWAN 

We will also use the opportunity to launch our inaugural Young Female Researcher Bursary – a €1000 career development award for a promising young female researcher. Applications for the Bursary are open and more information can be found on our website and social media channels. The 2020 recipient will be announced at the event.

The Young Female Researcher Bursary 2020 is proudly supported by

Registration and breakfast will start at 8.30am and the panel discussion will begin at 9am. Tickets are free but places are limited. The event is open to everyone, not just women!

We would like to extand a huge thank you to AIB for providing the event space and breakfast free of charge.

Have questions about From bench to boardroom, and beyond ? Contact Fighting Blindness

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AIB Corporate Finance
10 Molesworth Place
Dublin 2

Friday, March 6, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (GMT)

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Fighting Blindness

Fighting Blindness is a patient-led charity with a vision to cure blindness, support people living with sight loss and empower patients. We are the only Irish charity funding research into treatments for sight loss. To date, we have invested over €18 million in more than 100 research and clinical projects.


Over the past 35 years, we have grown from a small support group for families affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP) to a nationally recognised brand.

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