WMB Viewpoint Panel
This is an opportunity to share your thoughts and opinions with our Viewpoint Panel, covering our theme Walk the Talk
CIARA DONLON, FOUNDER, THEYA HEALTHCARE
Ciara graduated in 1999 from Trinity and DIT with a B(SC) in Management and an Advanced Diploma in Marketing Techniques. She is a businesswoman with over 15 years’ experience working in marketing roles in companies including RBS, Irish Life & Permanent and Vodafone as Head of the Online Channel.
Ciara entered the lingerie industry when she set up her own lingerie boutique in 2010. After learning the business inside out and researching the gap in the post-surgery lingerie market, THEYA Healthcare was created in 2014. In 2015 Ciara came runner up in the Image Magazine Business Woman of the Year Awards 2015 in the Start-up Category, she was awarded the title of Best Innovative Start Up 2015 by the DCU Ryan Academy, she won a bronze medal at the BOI Start-up Awards in the Innovation Category in November 2015 and THEYA Healthcare was an SFA winner in the Emerging New Business Category for 2016.
In March 2017, Ciara was named Laureate for Europe at the Cartier Women’s Initiative Award 2017 and has just been shortlisted as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Ciara is married to Laurent, they have a four year old son, Senan, and a cat called Chablis!
PATRICIA MONAHAN, MANAGING EDITOR, NEWSTALK