Tuesday 20 November 2018

CEOs, entrepreneurs, and managers short--listed for Image businesswoman of year awards

Mary McKenna of Tour America
Mary McKenna of Tour America
Sonya Lennon, designer and broadcaster. Photo: Kip Carroll
CBRE Executive Director Marie Hunt

LEADING businesswomen from a slew of industries have been short-listed for the Image businesswoman of the year awards.

They include entrepreneurs, managers and chief executives.

The awards will be held on Monday, November 24, at a gala dinner and ceremony in the DoubleTree at Hilton Hotel, Dublin 4.

See the full list below:


1.Kathleen Mitchell, vice president EMEA, Stella & Dot

2.Kira Walton, co-founder, VOYA

3.Mary McKenna, owner, Tour America

4.Leonora O’Brien, CEO, founder, Pharmapod

5.Ellen Kavanagh, creator and director, Waxperts Wax

6.Sonya Lennon, broadcaster, fashion designer and social entrepreneur


Management Professional

1.Roisin O’Sullivan, director of sales and marketing, The Marker Hotel

2.Teresa Kelly Oroz, legal director and company secretary, GloHealth

3.Carol Grennan, chief financial officer, UPC Communications Ireland Limited

4.Dr Leisha Daly, country director, Janssen

5.Maria McGovern, business director, Kildare Village

6.Triona Gannon, general manager, The g Hotel

7.Margaret O’Donovan Burgraff, vice president, Mobile Communications Group and general manager, Quality, Certification, Validation and Tools, Intel Corporation

8.Marie Hunt, executive director and head of research and consultancy, CBRE Ireland



1.Ali Delaney, founder, Custom Vintage Dublin

2.Elaine Lavery and Hannah O’Reilly, co-founders, Improper Butter

3.Nikki Walsh, owner/ managing director, Lady Eve Cookery

4.Cora Murphy, clinical director, The Care Team

5.Stephanie Boner and Maeve Convery, publishing directors, Roads Publishing

6.Louise Grubb, CEO and Founder, Q1 Scientific Ltd


Creative Industry

1.Philippa Buckley, managing director, Studio 44 Design

2.Carol Kennelly, owner, Carol Kennelly Millinery

3.Diane Henderson-Ferris, events and marketing manager, Gotcha Covered

4.Ruth Monahan, creative director, Appassionata

5.Fiona Heaney, creative director, Fee G

6.Niamh O’Neill, owner/ creative director, Niamh O’Neill

7.Angie Dromgoole, co-founder and creative director, Zeba

8.Lisa Coen and Sarah Davis-Goff, co-founders and co-publishers, Tramp Press


Social Entrepreneurship

1.Margaret E Ward, founder and acting chair, Women On Air

2.Mairead Healy, executive director and founder, Future Voices Ireland

3.Kathrina Bentley, head of campaigns and communications, Dogs Trust

4.Siobhan Carroll, CEO, ACT for Meningitis

5.Debbie Deegan, founder and MD, To Russia With Love

6.Denise Charlton, CEO, The Immigrant Council of Ireland


Young Businesswoman

1.Rachel Kavanagh, managing director UK & Ireland, Glossybox

2.Anne Morgan, managing director/ CEO, Distinct Model Management

3.Karen Brown, marketing manager, Karora Cosmetics

4.Tracey Ryan, founder and crearive director, Bia Beauty Skincare Ltd

5.Lisa Quinlan, managing director/ owner, Wildflower Café & The Rolling Donut

6.Katie McGlade, general manager/ director, Therapie Clinic

7.Gemmarose O’Brien, CEO, Adam and Friends

8.Blanaid Hennessy, owner, Folkster

9.Liz Costigan, founder and trainer, Positive Fitness



1.Jules Coleman, chief product manager, Hassle.com

2.Barbara Matthews and Lorraine Walsh, owners, Blackdog Communications

3.Deirdre MacCormack, chief marketing officer, Mcor Technologies Ltd

4.Susan Daly, managing editor, Journal Media Ltd

5.Jenny Taaffe, owner and managing director, iZest Marketing Ltd.

6.Galvea Kelly, global assistant vice president, social media and content, L’Oréal



1.Mary Moloney, global CEO, CoderDojo Foundation

2.Cathriona Hallahan, CEO, Microsoft Ireland

3.Anita Murray, CEO, Pink Beauty Group

4.Marian O’Gorman, CEO, The Kilkenny Group

5.Cristina Luminea, CEO and founder, ThoughtBox

6.Dorothy Creaven, CEO, Element Software

The Image Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2014, sponsored by Brown Thomas, Samsung, Boodles and Electric Ireland, and proudly supported by Newstalk, Enterprise Ireland, independent.ie and Marks & Spencer.

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