The 2018 Finalists

We are delighted to announce the 2018 finalists for the WMB Awards. As always the standard was incredibly high and the judges were humbled to read such inspiring submissions. Congratulations to the shortlist and thank you to everyone who participated this year.  The winner of each Award Category will be announced at our upcoming annual Conference & Awards which takes place on October 8th.  This occasion promises to deliver a day of conversation, networking and celebration.


Matheson WMB Female Entrepreneur Award 2018

Karen Clince
Founder & CEO, Tigers Childcare –

Andrea Doolan
Co-Founder & CEO, Atlantia Food Clinical Trials –

Siobhan Lawless
Founder & CEO, The Foods of Athenry –

Mairead Mackle
Co-Founder & CEO, Homecare Independent Living Ltd –

Deirdre McGlone
Managing Director, Harvey’s Point Ltd –

Claire McHugh
Co-Founder & CEO, Axonista –

Sara Mitchell
Co-Founder, Poulet Bonne Femme –


Newstalk WMB Female Social Entrepreneur Award 2018 Finalists

Lisa Marie Clinton
Founder & CEO, avail Support Limited –

Noelle O’Connell
Executive Director, European Movement Ireland –

Talita Holzer Saad
Co-Founder & CEO, waytoB –

Deborah Somorin
Founder, Empower the Family –

Liz Waters
CEO, An Cosán –


WMB Woman in Technology Award 2018 Finalists

Sheena Bailey & Louella Morton
Co-Founders, TestReach –

Gráinne Barry
Co-Founder – SportsTech Ireland / EMEA Operations Director – STATS –

Aisling Curtis
Commercial Director, Microsoft Ireland –

Amanda Darmody
Site Lead, Eventbrite Cork –

Joanne Kearney
Founder & MD, GlowMetrics –

Fidelma McGuirk
CEO & Founder, Payslip –

Ríona Ní Ghriallais
Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer, ProVerum Medical –


Boots WMB Empowering Women Award 2018 Finalists

Christine Barrett
Inside Sales Director UK, Microsoft Ireland –

Niamh Cray
HR Director, Sodexo Ireland –

Rebecca Harrison
Chair Advisory Council & Branch Liaison, Network Ireland –

Alison Treacy
LaunchBox programme manager, Trinity College Dublin-

Eileen O’Mara
SVP EMEA Marketing, Salesforce –


Sodexo WMB Female Newcomer Award 2018 Finalists

Jakki Cooney
Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Cala Medical –

Gillian Doyle
Co-Founder & CEO, Cerebreon Technologies-

Fiona Edwards Murphy
Founder & CEO, ApisProtect –

Susan Keating
Founder & CEO, Seagreen Bio Ltd (T/A NEUÚ Seaweed Skincare) –

Rosanne Longmore
Co-Founder & CEO, Coroflo –

Vanessa Tierney
Co-Founder, Abodoo Ltd –


WMB Businesswoman Award 2018 Finalists

Sinéad Bryan
Chief Financial Officer, Vodafone Ireland –

Maeve Dorman
VP Global Merchant Services, PayPal –

Rosemary Garth
Director of Comms. & Corporate Affairs Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard –

Aisling Keegan
Vice-President & General Manager, Dell EMC Ireland –

Marguerite Sayers
Executive Director Customer Solutions, ESB –

Imelda Shine
Managing Director, Intertrust Management Ireland –