Young Leaders in Tech
Young Leaders In Technology
Meetup 8 - Panel Discussion with Ciara Garvan, Ed Burke & Rebecca Dyer

Meetup 8 - Panel Discussion with Ciara Garvan, Ed Burke & Rebecca Dyer

On this meetup: Leaders discuss real success beyond funding, enjoying roles, quick MVP launches, handling feedback, unconscious bias, and career shifts.

“Getting funding is not an achievement, getting customers and getting revenue is”

“You don't need to know where you are going to be in 5 years, but you need to understand the parts of the role you enjoy and see where could that lead you in the future”

For this meetup, we had 3 guests line up for a panel that talked about their own experiences in leadership and also took questions from the audience.

Some of the topics covered in this meetup:

  • Why you should get your minimum viable product developed quickly and launched

  • As a leader, how you can get feedback from your peers or people reporting into you

  • The topic of unconscious bias - what it is and how it can affect the workplace culture

  • How to deal with negative criticism

  • How working for a startup can completely change your career due to having to take on multiple roles you may have never worked in before

  • How to deal with the move from working in a big established well-known company to starting your own

  • How having a support structure of friends, co-workers or mentors can keep you motivated

  • The importance of self belief when starting your own projects



Ciara Garvan is the founder of, an innovative, online platform connecting highly skilled professionals with flexible, remote and contract roles.

Ciara holds a Masters in Applied Computing and previously worked in organisations such as Accenture, eir and Meteor. Since founding WorkJuggle in 2016, Ciara has taken the business, which was named as one of Silicon Republic’s top Irish Start-ups in 2018, from strength to strength.

Until recently Ciara was also Chair of Dyspraxia/ DCD Ireland.



Ed Burke is the founder of RooMigo which is a platform for connecting like-minded housemates. RooMigo is used by people to rent out spare rooms and also to find other flatmates with similar lifestyle choices and values so that they can find a place together.

Ed is a qualified solicitor by training and prior to founding RooMigo he worked in Singapore and London.



Becky Dyer works as Global Head of Training for Adroll, a division of NextRoll. Becky has spent the last 8 years of her career working in the area of learning and development, and sales enablement.

Upon joining NextRoll (formerly AdRoll Group), Becky had the opportunity to manage and implement many successful learning initiatives ranging from onboarding and sales enablement to management and leadership development programs.

Prior to joining NextRoll, Becky worked for Oracle, as part of the sales team, and then ran many programs for their sales enablement team.

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