Veuve Clicquot Sparkling Conversations: Innovators in Media

Innovators in Media Panel featuring women who are blazing a trail through the Irish media landscape. Aoife McElwain Aoife McElwain is a food writer and eating enthusiast. Aoife has written for Totally Dublin magazine, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent and The Guardian, including regular restaurant reviews for Totally Dublin and regular recipe columns for The Irish Independent and The Irish Times. Aoife’s first book Slow at Work was published in January 2018 with Gill Books. After an intense bout of burnout in 2015, Aoife became determined to cultivate a more sustainable approach to her work. She did this by launching a talk series to investigate whether we could slow down and still keep up in 2016, which led to Gill Books commissioning her book Slow at Work in the same year. Caroline Foran Caroline Foran does a fair few things. First and foremost, she is a journalist, content creator and strategist.  Having worked as an online editor and social media manager with some of Ireland’s leading publishing companies (IMAGE Publications, Entertainment Media Networks, Lovin Dublin), she has honed her skills as a first-class class content creator. Separate to her journalist and branded content and entrepreneurial endeavours Caroline is also a published author. Owning It was her first released in May 2017, it remained at the number one spot for 16 solid weeks. She was also nominated for a Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award in the 2017 Book of the Year Awards. Her second book, The Confidence Kit has just been released. Eithne Shorthall Eithne Shortall is the author of two bestselling novels; Love in Row 27, published in June 2017, and Grace After Henry, published in May of this year. Her work has already been translated into nine languages. NBC/Universal has bought the option to turn Love in Row 27 into a TV series, while Grace After Henry was acquired for publication in America in a headline-grabbing deal. Eithne is also chief arts writer for the Sunday Times Ireland and a regular contributor to Arena, RTE Radio’s flagship programme. She has contributed to arts programmes across BBC, RTE and TG4. She lives in Dublin.