The 2019 Finalists

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the WMB Awards 2019.  It’s an incredible list of talented women and although there will be one award winner from each of our five Award categories announced on September 30th, they are all winners, they are all role models, they all deserve the recognition.  So go on, congratulate them!


WMB Businesswoman Award 2019 – The Finalists

Deirdre Costello
Senior Director, JLL

Aisling Dodgson
Head of Treasury Products & Distribution, Investec Bank plc (Irish Branch)

Sinead Fitzmaurice
CEO, TransferMate Global Payments

Edel Kinane
Commercial Director, Just Eat

Louise Li
COO, Wells Fargo EMEA. Vice Chair of the Board – Wells Fargo Bank International (WFBI)

Joanne Morrissey
HR Director, Microsoft Ireland

Matheson WMB Female Entrepreneur Award 2019 – The Finalists

Ciara Crossan
Founder & CEO, Wedding Dates

Eimer Hannon
Founder & MD, Hannon Travel

Lorraine Heskin
Founder & CEO, Gourmet Food Parlour

Carol Joyce & Anna Hosty
Founders & Directors, Yourells Hair Group

Áine Kerr
Co-Founder & COO, Kinzen

Emma Lacy
Commercial Director & Partner, Horan Automation & Consulting

Laurie Mannix
Co-Founder & Director, MKC Communications

Nicola O’Neill
Managing Director, Harvest

Newstalk WMB Female Social Entrepreneur Award 2019 – The Finalists

Aimée-Louise Carton
Co-Founder & CEO, KeepAppy

Alex Cooney
Co-Founder & CEO, CyberSafeIreland

Tammy Darcy
Founder & CEO, The Shona Project

Lizzy Hayashida
Co-Founder & CEO, Change Donations

Joanne Hession
Founder & CEO, LIFT Ireland

Dr. Tara Shine & Madeleine Murray
Founders, Change by Degrees

Sodexo WMB Female Newcomer Award 2019 – The Finalists

Dr. Rosalind Beere
Founder & CEO, Chi Fit

Emily Brick
Founder & Director, Athena Analytics

Orlaith Ryan & Sharon Cunningham
Founders & Directors, Shorla Pharma

Síle Headen
Founder & CEO, Machado Men’s Grooming

Suzanne Moloney
Founder & CEO, HidraMed Solutions

Sonia Neary
Founder & CEO, Wellola

Hannah Wrixon
Founder & CEO, Get the Shifts

WMB Woman in Technology Award 2019 – The Finalists

Jenny Armstrong
Digital Marketing Manager – Diageo Ireland Brand Homes, Diageo

Rona Bowe
Global Director of OEM Licensing & Revenue Management, Microsoft Ireland

Ena Brophy
Programme Manager, BioInnovate Ireland, NUI Galway

Rebecca Keenan
Head of Process Automation Service, Expleo Group

Lorna Martyn
SVP, Head of Technology, Fidelity Investments

Karen O’Connor
Process & Technology Manager, Merck Millipore Ireland Ltd

Marguerite O’Sullivan,
Senior Engineering Manager, DePuy Synthes, Johnson & Johnson

Inés Rubio
Head of Information Management & Incident Response, BSI