“For Me The Menopause Was Like A Big Bus That Came Along And Hit Me”
Norah Casey is a Broadcaster, Entrepreneur, Human Rights Campaigner and Meno Active Ambassador.
Norah Casey was formerly a Dragon in the popular television series Dragons’ Den and is a well-known radio and television personality. The 2nd Edition of her book Spark! was published by Penguin in 2017 and her TEDx talks include The Cure for Grief and The Courage to leave (her own testimony of domestic violence). Her digital learning platform Planet Woman seeks to empower women, and much of her life (especially during the pandemic) is devoted to mentoring SMEs and female founders globally. She serves on the European Board and is a Global Ambassador for Vital Voices established in 1997 by the then First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. She is a founder of the London-based Women's Irish Network and is a member of The International Women's Forum. Norah is currently serving as a member of the Houses of the Oireachtas Forum on a Family Friendly and Inclusive Parliament.
As well as owning Harmonia Publishing Ltd, Norah also has a range of diverse investments in Britain and Ireland A journalist and former nurse, her recent awards include: Woman of the Decade Award from the Women’s Economic Forum in Delhi; Ireland’s Philanthropist of the Year award; five time Publisher of the Year; former Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year. Her work to highlight domestic violence was recognised with a Safe Ireland SÍLA Leadership Award in October 2018. She received a 2019 Lord Mayor Of Dublin Award. She was the Ambassador for Dublin Honours Magdalenes and producer and commentator of the 2019 RTE documentary on the Magdalene women.
Norah’s business expertise is extensive having acquired and grown multiple business to multi-million euro global success stories, as well as a wide range of SME investments in Ireland and internationally. She has mentored leading global business leaders, politicians and public figures. Her corporate expertise includes leadership, corporate teambuilding, mentorship, innovation and strategy.
She is an experienced radio and television broadcaster, regularly presenting current affairs, politics and consumer programmes across television and radio. She has produced and presented many documentaries and television series on business and humanitarian issues.