Flourishing Under Fire

5:00–6:00 pm
Zoom Webinar


At a time of deep crisis the notion of flourishing seems unimaginable. However, Dr. Maureen Gaffney believes passionately that not only is it possible for us to flourish, but in an increasingly uncertain world, it is essential that we plan to do. A live discussion on "Flourishing Under Fire" was held in collaboration with BW Business World, Sipping Thoughts and UChicago Alumni

Date: July 28, 2020

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM (India Time) / 6:30 - 7:30 AM (Chicago Time) / 12:30 - 1:30 PM (Ireland Time)

About the Speaker: 

Dr. Maureen Gaffney, AM'76, brings the latest research and thinking on emotional intelligence, resilience, and transformational leadership to her work. A well known psychologist, writer, and broadcaster, she has worked with a wide range of organisations, including the Intel organisation (in both Ireland and in the US) , Boston Scientific, Amazon, Google, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, as well as major professional service companies, and the educational sector in Australia.

She is a much sought-after speaker and has addressed businesses in Ireland, the UK, the US, Sweden, Germany and Spain. She has worked in many other sectors of Irish life – as Director of the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology in Trinity College Dublin, Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Society in University College Dublin, Chair of the National Economic and Social Forum, Chair of the Programme for Revitalising Areas by Planning, Investment and Development Programme and Chair of the Board of the Insurance Ombudsman of Ireland. She served on the board of the Health Service Executive, on the Council of the Economic and Social Research Institute and was appointed for two terms as a Law Reform Commissioner.

She earned a B.A. in Psychology from UCC, an M.A. in Behavioural Sciences from the University of Chicago, and a PhD at Trinity College Dublin. She is a member of the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board and served on its Executive Committee.

About the Organizers: 

BW Businessworld, a fortnightly magazine, launched more than three decades ago is among India’s largest and most respected business magazines. BW team prides itself in spotting key trends in economy and business. It has done this consistently over decades whether it was spotting the rise of the IT sector in the 90s, the pharma and telecom industry trend in the late 90s or the social media, healthcare and e-tailing revolution in recent times.

Sipping Thoughts is a multi-platform Media company, co-founded by Sukirti Gupta & Meeta Gutgutia. It was set up keeping in mind the tagline ‘Real Women, Real Thoughts’. We are a No Judgement platform where we want to create a network of ‘Women for Women’!   Sipping Thoughts reaches 2M women on a monthly basis.

UChicago Alumni offers unparalleled benefits, resources, and access to alumni and offers many ways to connect with fellow alumni online and in person, anywhere in the world. Parents, families, and friends of alumni are also part of the worldwide UChicago community and are encouraged to take advantage of UChicago Alumni benefits and opportunities for engagement through events, volunteering, and giving.