LEO Dublin City Women in Business Network Awards
12th December 2017
The LEO Dublin City Women in Business Network Awards which celebrate exceptional women in business in the Dublin City area, took place at the LEO Dublin City Women in Business Christmas Networking Event in The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin.
Award nominees were evaluated under two categories: the ‘Rising Star’ Award and ‘Best Start Up’ Award. The primary award, the ‘Rising Star’ Award, was presented to Rita Smith of Role Players for Training. The company provides professional corporate role players to support and facilitate learning and development in business and executive education.
Anita Donoghue of The Hair Café Salon won the ‘Best Start Up’ Award. The Hair Café is a business that has been in operation since September 2016 and provides a boutique body and mind relaxation service, in addition to hair care.
Commenting on the Awards, Mary McSweeney, Deputy Head of Enterprise and Economic Development of LEO Dublin City, said: “I am delighted to present these Awards to two worthy businesswomen who are growing and developing their business in the Dublin City region. It is great to see that there has been an increase in women starting their own businesses in the last few years, supported through Local Enterprise Office Dublin City.
The LEO Dublin City office is here to encourage and support women who are starting a business or are already up and running. We aim to provide access to a support network of services and advice, together with access to likeminded entrepreneurs and start-ups, to maximise their chance for success and growth in their industry.”
LEO Dublin City is supported by Dublin City Council, Enterprise Ireland and the EU European Regional Development Fund.
Pictured (l-r): Anita Donoghue, owner of The Hair Cafe Salon and Rita Smyth, owner of Role Players for Training.