Michelle O’Donnell Keating is a Consultant focusing on our scale stage programme. Her focus is on supporting awardees on the scaling of their organisations in order to drive maximum impact.
Passionate about bringing change where needed, Michelle was an Impact awardee herself in 2011 as co-founder of Women for Election. Prior to Women for Election, Michelle spent almost 17 years in the Financial Services and IT sectors focusing primarily in the area of multinational project management and change management, leading and implementing organizational change for blue-chip organisations in Ireland, UK and Australia while combining this with political interests in her spare time.
Michelle is a recipient of the 2016 Tatler Business Women of the Year (Social Entrepreneur Category), the 2015 Image Business Woman of the Year (Social Entrepreneur Category), the 2014 DCU President’s award for Civic Engagement, and a finalist, Women Mean Business, Newstalk Social Entrepreneur Awards 2012 & 2014.
Michelle holds a PhD in International Relations from DCU, an MA in International Relations from DCU and a BSc in Business from University Central England. Michelle currently lectures in international political economy at DCU.