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Welcome to episode 38 of What I Know Now, the Personal Development and Leadership podcast.

Today’s guest is Mary Rose Burke, CEO of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. She is also a qualified pharmacist and a council member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland.

The Dublin Chamber of Commerce speaks on behalf of Business in the Greater Dublin Region promoting a competitive and internationalised business environment, and providing extensive networks for Business Development. The Chamber is a leader in the development of a strong vision for a successful and sustainable Dublin Region.

Previous to joining the Dublin Chamber, Mary Rose held the position of Director of Corporate, Strategic and International Affairs for Ibec since 2013 having moved from the position of Director of Pharmacy at Boots Ireland, a position which she held for eight years. Mary Rose has also worked at the HSE, as well as previously establishing and managing her own business.

In this wide-ranging episode, we discuss:

  • Mary Rose’s journey to now
  • Her interest in self-development
  • The impact her mother had on her values
  • Always backing her own decisions
  • What she has learned as a coach
  • Trying to challenge her own opinions
  • The role of the Dublin Chamber and their Dublin 2050 project
  • Mary Rose’s advice to her 18-year-old self



To find out more about the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, check out the website dubchamber.ie. You can also give Mary Rose a follow on LinkedIn and Twitter @Mary_Rose_Burke.

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