The Great Reveal – WMB Awards Finalists 2022

21st February 2022

Posted In: Newsflash

We are delighted to announce the finalists for our WMB Awards 2022 and what an incredible lineup of talented women. Although there will be only one award winner from each of our five Award categories announced on May 16th, 2022, they are all winners, they are all role models and they all deserve the recognition.  So go on, congratulate them!



WMB Businesswomen Award 2022 – Finalists

Dee Ahearn, CEO, Barretstown

Deirdre O’Neill, Managing Director, Compass Ireland

Ciara Bourke, Marketing Director, Grant Thornton

Averil Power,  CEO, Irish Cancer Society

Evelyn Moynihan, CEO, Kilkenny Group

Rhonda Doyle, Director, Operations, Services & Projects, Schneider Electric


Matheson WMB Female Entrepreneur Award 2022

Niamh Parker, Co-founder & Chief Legal and People Officer, Altada Technology Solutions

Suzanne Moloney, Founder & CEO, HidraMed Solutions Ltd

Jacqui Meskell, Founder & CEO, Huggnote Ltd

Derya Sousa, Co-founder & COO, Kianda Technologies

Gillian Horan, Founder & CEO, The Pudding


WMB Empowering Women Award 2022

Anne McComish, Head of Financial Management & Reporting COO, AIB

Prof. Maura McAdam, Professor of Management & Director of Entrepreneurship, DCU

Eimear Michaels, Senior Operations Manager and D&I Lead, Microsoft Ireland,

Fiona Neary, Innovation Operations Manager, NUI Galway

Prof. Gerardine Doyle, Director UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School & Assoc. Dean, UCD College of Business


Expleo WMB Woman in Technology Award 2022

Niamh Donnelly, Co-founder & Chief Robotics Officer, Akara Robotics Ltd

Edel Kelly, Senior Manager of Development, Genesys

Emer Taheny, Head of Operations UKIE, humm

Geraldine Magnier, Co-founder & Director, Idiro Analytics

Lisa Haskins, Intl Director of Marketing & Operations, VidMob


Sodexo WMB Female Newcomer Award 2022

Deirdre Lyons, Founder & CEO, Examfly

Lisa-Nicole Dunne, Founder & Managing Director, Mantra Strategy

Marian Kennedy, Founder & CEO, Post Partum Relief Healthcare Ltd

Naomh McElhatton, Co-founder & CEO,

Dr. Paula Gaynor, Co-founder & Director, Summit NutriHealth/ SOMEGA