The 2017 Finalists

We are delighted to announce the 2017 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 Monday October 2nd.  This occasion promises to deliver a day of conversation, networking and celebration.


WMB Businesswoman Award 2017

Lisa Dillon, MD of EMEA Inside Sales, Microsoft

Julie Ennis, Head of Mobile Sales Force, Bank of Ireland

Marie Hunt, Exe. Director, Head of Research & Consulting, CBRE

Aisling Keegan, Dell EMC, VP & GM Dell EMC Ireland & NI

Tara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Bia

Catherine Moroney, Head of Business Banking, AIB Bank Plc

Rosemary Steen, External Affairs Director, EirGrid Group


Matheson WMB Female Entrepreneur Award 2017

 Sinead Doherty, Founder & CEO, Fenero

Ciara Donlon, Founder & CEO, THEYA Healthcare

Sinead Fitzmaurice, Co-founder, TransferMate

Geraldine Gibson, Founder & CEO, AQMetrics

Aoife Lawler & Niamh Sherwin Barry, Co-founders, The Irish Fairy Door Company

Charlotte Temple, Retail & Design Director, Magee 1866


Newstalk WMB Social Entrepreneur Award 2017

Keren Jackson, Founder & CEO, BlueFire

Dr. Alice D’Arcy & Grainne Bagnall, STEAM

Terry Ring, Co-founder, Cliona’s Foundation

Ailbhe Keane, Founder, Izzy Wheels

Joanne Dolan, Founder, Teen-Turn


Boots WMB Empowering Women Award 2017

 Linda Brennan, Global Director Production & Fulfillment Readiness, Symantec

Rebecca Harrison, President, Network Ireland

Olivia McEvoy, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, EY

Wendy Murphy, Senior Director HR EMEA, LinkedIn

Natalie Walsh, Executive Director, Blackstone LaunchPad, NUI Galway


Sodexo WMB Female Newcomer Award 2017

 Vanessa & Lisa Creaven, Co-founders, Spotlight Whitening

Anita Finnegan, Founder & CEO, Nova Leah

Kate & Annie Madden, Co-founders,

Jenny Reynolds, Founder & CEO, Topper Technology Limited

Niamh Sterling, Founder & CEO, Recipe Guru

Aisling Teillard, Co-founder & CEO, Tandem HR Solutions

Fiona Uyema, Founder, Fused by Fiona Uyema


WMB Woman in Technology Award 2017


Olive O’Driscoll, Co-founder & CEO, AventaMed

Louise Kenny, Founding Director, Metabolomic Diagnostics

Barbara Anne Murphy, Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Equilume

Sinéad Bleiel, Founder & CEO, AnaBio Technologies

Marieke Flament, Managing Director Europe, Circle

Aisling Curtis, Commercial Director, Microsoft

Dr. Karen O’Connor, General Manager, Datapac