Marie O'Riordan

Board Member

Marie O'Riordan, a seasoned journalist, communicator, and diversity advocate, began her media career at just 13. She has interviewed Hollywood legends and Saint Mother Teresa. A Cambridge-educated journalist, Marie founded consultancies serving a diverse clientele, from governments to Fortune 500 companies. Her relentless advocacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion earned her the 2022 Gamechanger Progress Champion Award and an international philanthropy award alongside Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi, UAE. As an Autistic Savant, she has spoken on stages across five continents on neurodiversity. Additionally, she connects with the LGBT+ community. Her passion for positive mental health is demonstrated in her global keynote speeches and recent Positive Psychology course completion at the University of Oxford. Marie lives in Ireland with her South African partner and three special-needs dogs.