Mary Finan to be awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards
Mary Finan, the former Chair of the RTE Authority and one of the founding partners of Wilson Hartnell Public Relations, has been named as the recipient of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards.
This is second year the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented - last year's recipient was Breege O'Donoghue, Group Director of Primark.
Ms Finan was selected for the award by the editors and directors of Image Publications.
Ms Finan is the former chair of the RTE Authority and one of the founding partners at Wilson Hartnell Public Relations, Ogilvy’s Irish public relations operation, and subsequently its chairman from 2003 to 2007.
Since then she has been an independent non-executive director of a number of financial services companies and became the first female President of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce in 1996.
In recent years, Mary Finan returned to Harvard to complete the Advanced Leadership Fellowship Programme for the calendar year 2012. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law Degree by the National University of Ireland in 2011.
Clodagh Edwards, CEO, Image Publications: “In all that she has achieved throughout her ongoing career, Mary Finan is a pioneer. She has never contemplated any form of glass ceiling in her ascent up the corporate and communictions ladder and is an inspiration to all women in business," said Clodagh Edwards, CEO, Image Publications.
At Image Publications, we’ve had a longstanding admiration for Mary, so we are delighted that she will accept the Lifetime Achievement Award on November 2.” The award will be presented to Mary Finan by Ann Reihill, director at Image Publications.
The ninth IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards, in association with Samsung, No7, Electric Ireland and Kuehne + Nagel, and supported by Enterprise Ireland, Marks & Spencer, Independent.ie and Newstalk, will celebrate Irish women in nine categories, along with the overall IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year award.
The ceremony will take place on Monday, November 2nd, at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin 4.