The other boom: podcasting



By Siobhán Masterson, Head of Corporate Affairs


Each year in excess of 100,000 people pass through the doors of Ibec’s head office in Dublin to attend thousands of meetings. Among our guests are expert speakers and business leaders – both domestic and international – who work across the spectrum of the global economy.


At Ibec, we want to ensure that all of our members and stakeholders can share in the insights and knowledge offered by our guests – even when you cannot attend in person.


The Ibec Podcast is a series of timely interviews with a mix of external speakers and in-house Ibec policy experts. In these interviews, we hope to capture the essence of the most pressing issues and challenges facing business.


The podcasting platform is fast becoming the choice of C suite professionals and consumers globally. Global monthly podcast listenership is projected to rise six-fold to 1.85 billion in 2023, according to the London-based research company Ovum.


The Ibec Podcast featured four new interviews in the current quarter, which are listed below. In addition, Ibec will in the coming months launch a new series of podcasts for Budget 2020. We hope you enjoy them and find them insightful.


  1. Podcast title: Better Balance for Better Business

What is on the 'to do' list to improve gender equality in business? Frances Fitzgerald TD, Anne Heraty CEO, Cpl Resources and Dr. Kara McGann join this special International Women's Day podcast to discuss dealing with everyday sexism and flexibility in the workplace.  


  1. Podcast title: Ireland's economic sweet spot - Ibec Economic Outlook Q1 2019

Gerard Brady talks through Ibec's Quarterly economic outlook for Q1. The economy is in a sweet spot right now but can this pace of growth last?


  1. Podcast title: The rise of dual career couples, with Jennifer Petriglieri

Jennifer Petriglieri, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD Business School, joins us to give insights into one of the biggest emerging trends among contemporary talent pools – the rise of dual career couples. She is pictured above with Siobhan Masterson, Head of Corporate Affairs at Ibec. 


  1. Podcast title: Building A Low Carbon Economy

In a major new report, Ibec outlines a vision for 2050 that would see Ireland have a smart, low carbon economy known for its sustainable enterprise base, industrial competitiveness, energy resilience, skilled workforce and high quality of life. Guests include David Mc Redmond (An Post), Juan Aguiriano (Kerry Group), and Brian O'Gallachoir (MaREI centre).

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