Naomh McElhatton, – A finalist in the Sodexo WMB Female Newcomer Award Category

2nd May 2022

As our WMB Conference & Awards fast approaches, here we introduce you Naomh McElhatton, – a finalist in the Sodexo WMB Female Newcomer Award category.

Ultimately there will be one winner in each of our five Award categories, to be announced at our Conference & Awards on May 16th.  If you’d like to attend our Conference & Awards, you can book now>>

Title and Company Name

CEO  & Co-founder at

Sector & size of operation

MedTech Start-Up

You originally hail from


Single or relationship

Single [mum of 2 girls]

What is the best part of your job

I am genuinely passionate about helping others anyway I can and now I have an amazing opportunity to build a product that disrupts the healthcare industry and dramatically improves patient care.

And the most challenging

The pace of decision making within the public sector, I come from a corporate background were decisions are made quickly. You would be shocked to learn the statistic as to how many people die whilst on some form of health service waiting list.

Your definition of success

Never giving up!

Best trait

Quick thinker, very creative when needed.

Worst trait

An impatient red head.

Biggest ‘win’ to date

Awarded Irish MedTech Start-Up in Dec 2021 at the National Start-Up Awards.

Who inspires you most

Honestly there are so many for so many reasons. My old boss Tina McKenzie inspires me everyday – she taught me what it takes to put structure into a company and how to ‘stick to my knitting’. Fellow Tyrone lady Sarah Friar is pretty inspirational with all her amazing successes she is now CEO of Nextdoor.

I come from a family of strong women so I would have to give a shout out to my mum, her sisters and my godmother, Fionnuala.

Name two things on your ‘bucket list’

I have 3 … Learn French, buy my Bentley Continental GT Speed and take my youngest daughter to Kyoto to explore anime studios and to see where the wonderful Geishas come from 😀

What does it mean for you to be a woman in business today

I feel very grateful to do what I do.

Having worked in the world of tech over the last decade it’s wonderful to watch the evolution of women entering the space now.

I remember going to events and actually being the only female in the room. Running my own business keeps me on my toes, it provides freedom and gives me independence. I think we are becoming stronger and refuse to accept the traditional status quo. I want to show my daughters that anything is possible.

You can be anything you want if you work hard enough and identify the opportunity.

I created the SheSaidClub in 2018 to support women from all backgrounds and to curate their stories to encourage others to go for it!

Best advice to pass on

“I am NOT what has happened to me – I am who I choose to become!”