Norah Casey

Media and Publishing Entrepreneur and Advocate for Equality

why book norah?

  • Norah is a prominent broadcaster and former Dragon in the television series ‘Dragons’ Den’
  • A successful entrepreneur, she has received numerous awards, including Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year and Woman of the Decade Award
  • For her work on domestic violence, she has received a Safe Ireland SÍLA Leadership Award and serves on the European Board for Vital Voices


Broadcaster, entrepreneur and human rights campaigner Norah Casey was formerly a Dragon in the popular television series Dragons’ Den and is a well-known radio and television personality. The 2nd Edition of her book Spark! was recently published by Penguin and her TEDx talks include The Cure for Grief and The Courage to leave (her own testimony of domestic violence). Her digital learning platform Planet Woman seeks to empower women, and much of her pro-bono work is devoted to mentoring female founders globally. She serves on the European Board for Vital Voices, established in 1997 by Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. She is a founder of the London- based Women’s Irish Network and is a member of The International Women’s Forum. Norah is currently serving on the Irish government Forum on a Family Friendly and Inclusive Parliament.

A journalist and former nurse, her awards include: Woman of the Decade Award from the Women’s Economic Forum in Delhi; Ireland’s Philanthropist of the Year award; five times Publisher of the Year; and Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year. Her work to highlight domestic violence was recognised with a Safe Ireland SÍLA Leadership Award and she received the 2019 Lord Mayor Of Dublin Award. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and received the Honorary Graduate Award for 2018 from BFEI.

As well as owning Harmonia Publishing Ltd, Norah is an experienced broadcaster and producer. She was the Ambassador for Dublin Honours Magdalenes and executive producer of the 2022 television documentaries Ireland’s Dirty Laundry.

Norah’s business expertise is extensive having acquired and grown multiple business to multi-million euro global success stories, as well as a wide range of business investments in Ireland and internationally. She has mentored leading global business leaders, politicians and public figures. Her corporate expertise includes leadership, corporate teambuilding, mentorship, innovation and strategy.


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“I have had the great pleasure of working with Norah Casey on 4 events and believe that we have developed a rapport that will see her acting as MC at many more of my Awards ! Norah is an engaging, witty and warm MC – whose observations and comments transcend different age brackets and backgrounds.  She is personable and professional – comes to events well prepared, can command and hold the attention of large audiences at evening events (no easy feat) and gives Awards events, in particular, a certain gravitas through her strong personal business acumen.”

Donna O’Connor, Blacksquare