Irish Girl Guides’ Honorary Ambassadors
11th April 2018
Award-winning teenage entrepreneurs, Kate and Annie Madden who set up FenuHealth, are set to blaze a trail for Irish Girl Guides (IGG) over the course of the next 12 months.
The Meath sisters, who were prize winners at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in 2015 and who now head up a thriving equine health business, were named Honorary Ambassadors at IGG’s annual Council meeting held in Dublin recently. They were chosen in recognition of the trail they have blazed for girls and young women in Ireland.
FenuHealth produces powdered supplements that are sprinkled on top of equine feed to help prevent and solve the widespread problem of gastric ulcers in horses. The company has earned, among other accolades, an Enterprise Ireland People’s Choice Award in 2016 and scooped the Sodexo WMB Female Newcomer Award for 2017.
The sisters were presented with a Trailblazer Award by IGG President Maureen Murphy earlier this month. “We are delighted that Kate and Annie Madden are our Ambassadors and congratulate them on their many achievements,” said Maureen. “They are inspirational peers for all our members. They are the good news story for young people today.”
On receiving the award, Annie said: “We love the fact that IGG helps girls to develop business skills through their Future CEOs cookie-selling programme and encourages them to pursue STEM activities through its Science Investigator and Engineering badges and Lego Robotics workshops. Our motto in FenuHealth is ‘never give up’ and this is a perfect match for the positivity and enthusiasm which is central to the Irish Girl Guides.”