The 2015 Finalists

Here are all of the businesswomen and female entrepreneurs who made the shortlist for the WMB Awards 2015!


WMB Businesswoman Award 2015

Niamh Townsend, GM, Dell Ireland

Eavan Blackwell, Head of HR, Ding

Carolan Lennon, MD, Wholesale open eir

Amanda Roche-Kelly, MD, JUST EAT

Elaine Carey, CCO, Three Ireland



WMB Female Entrepreneur Award 2015

Birgitta Hedin-Curtin, MD, Burren Smokehouse

Marissa Carter, MD, Cocoa Brown

Bernie Coyne, MD, Coyne Research

Grace O’Shaughnessy, MD, Java Republic

Katie Cantwell, MD, KC Peaches



Newstalk WMB Social Entrepreneur Award 2015

Christina Noble, Christina Noble Children’s Foundation

Mairead Healy, Future Voices

Moninne Griffith & Grainne Healy, Marriage Equality – Yes Campaign

Elaine Geraghty, ReachOut Ireland

Deirdre Garvey, The Wheel

Niamh Gallagher & Michelle O’Donnell Keating, Women For Election



WMB Woman in Technology Award 2015

Professor Christine Loscher, Director, Health Technologies and

the Healthy Ageing Society Hub at DCU

Maeve Kneafsey, CEO, Marketfinder

Linda Nolan, MD, MyBio

Dr Sinéad McCluskey, Director Commercial Innovation, PEI

Rhona Togher and Eimear O’Carroll, Founders, Restored Hearing

Michaela Blott, Principal Engineer, Xilinx Ireland



Boots WMB Empowering Women Award 2015

Carol Andrews, Head of EMEA Service Delivery (AIS), BNY Mellon

Joyce Farrell, People and Transformation Manager, ESB International

Caroline O’Driscoll, Partner, KPMG

Liz Grace, Partner, Matheson

Christine Barrett, Director of Consumer Support EMEA, Microsoft



Sodexo WMB Female Newcomer Award 2015

Marjorie O’Malley, Co-founder, Achill Island Sea Salt

Ciara Clancy, Founder, Beats Medical

Isolde Johnson, Co-founder, Cool Bean Company

Julie Currid, Co-founder, Initiafy

Sharon Kavanagh-Banks, Co-founder, Luminosity Ltd

Cora Murphy, Co-founder, The Care Team