Norah Casey



Paris, France


Aida Axelsson-Bakri


Broadcaster, Publishing Entrepreneur and Human Rights Campaigner

Broadcaster, publishing entrepreneur and human rights campaigner Norah Casey, formerly a dragon in the popular television series Dragons’ Den, is a well-known radio and television personality. The second edition of her book Spark! was published in 2017, and she is currently writing a second. Her TEDx talks The Cure for Grief  and The Courage to Leave have been watched by thousands, and her podcast 10 Steps to Startup Success is widely listened to by budding entrepreneurs.

Norah owns multiple publishing and production companies, and has extensive experience in radio and television including presenting her own weekly show, MindFeed, on Newstalk and her social entrepreneurship television series, Norah’s Traveller Academy. She has served as the anchor of several successful talk shows, and is currently appearing weekly as a celebrity contestant in television’s Dancing with the Stars.

Norah is currently Ireland’s 2018 Philanthropist of the Year. In May 2018 she received the Woman of the Decade Award at the Women’s Economic Forum in Delhi. She has been Publisher of the Year five times. She also serves on the European Board of 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.