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Dr Lollie Mancey

Programme Director, UCD Innovation Academy

Dr Lollie Mancey is an accomplished and multifaceted professional with a wealth of experience in the fields of progressive education, innovation, entrepreneurship, and workplace of the future. As Programme Director and entrepreneurial specialist at University College Dublin’s (UCD) Innovation Academy, she plays a pivotal role in fostering innovation and empowering aspiring entrepreneurs. With a PhD in Organisational Learning and a background in Anthropology, Dr Lollie brings a unique and diverse perspective to the realms of innovation and entrepreneurship. Her academic background enables her to approach challenges with a fresh outlook, making her a standout figure in her field. Beyond her academic achievements, Dr Lollie is a seasoned entrepreneur, holding directorship in not one, but three successful businesses, earning her the title of a serial entrepreneur. Her business acumen and innovative mindset have contributed to her continued success in various ventures. She now champions other entrepreneurs especially those under represented with the various entrepreneurial ecosystems. In 2018, she claimed the title of Dublin Story Slam Champion in competitive storytelling, showcasing her ability to captivate audiences with her narrative prowess. Building upon her storytelling skills, she now hosts a monthly Radio Show on Dublin South FM and a thriving podcast titled ‘An Entrepreneur Like You’ available on platforms such as Spotify, where she shares her insights and experiences with a global audience. Always eager to embrace new challenges, Dr Lollie has built upon her teaching experience in social justice and ventured into the realm of artificial intelligence and ethics, exploring how society can navigate the evolving cultural and technological landscapes.

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