Irish Academy

Capital Women of Influence
by Ellen Gunning
The Liffey Press (2009)
ISBN No.978-1-905785-64-3:Paperback
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Capital Women of Influence profiles 13 women, well known and well established in their fields, who exercise power and influence in Dublin. Each woman is different from the other, but all are genuinely open and utterly fascinating. They discuss their families and earliest influences, their career choices, their partners and children, their successes to date and the challenges that lie ahead. This book is an inspirational look at Irish women who have truly made a difference.


Ellen Gunning MA, MIAPR, FPRII, NUJ is a journalist, broadcaster and pr consultant. She presents the Mediascope program each week on 103.2 Dublin City fm.

In summer 2009, she presented and produced the 13-week Capital Women of Influence series, broadcast on Dublin City fm. The series was made with the assistance of the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland.


Ellen holds an honors MA in Communications and Cultural Studies from Dublin City University. She has served as a Government appointed director to the boards of the National Concert Hall and the Central Council of the Irish Red Cross.

She is a director of the Irish Academy of Public Relations, and is author of 'Public Relations – a practical approach' (Gill and Macmillan, 2007). She is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland and former National Chairperson of the International Public Relations Association.