The 2023 Finalists

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the WMB Awards 2023.  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 October 9th, 2023, they are all winners, they are all role models, and they all deserve the recognition.  So go on, congratulate them!

WMB Businesswoman Award 2023 – Our Finalists

Dee Ahearn, CEO, Barretstown

Brigid Derry, CEO, Derry Bros 

Grace Hayes, EVP, Head of Markets & Localisation, Mastercard

Mary Kelledy, Chief of Staff, Overhaul

Cora Murphy, Formally of The Care Team 

Deborah Threadgold, Country General Manager, IBM Ireland


Compass WMB Female Entrepreneur Award 2023 – Our Finalists

Dayna Caceres, Founder & CEO, Distinctions Consulting

Lorraine Heskin, Founder & CEO, Gourmet Food Parlour

Sharon Keegan, Founder & CEO, Peachylean

Raina Lazarova, Co-Founder & COO, Ruepoint

Laura McCarthy, Founder & CEO, Drink Botanicals Ireland

Oonagh O’Hagan, Owner & MD, Meaghers Pharmacy Group

Chupi Sweetman, Founder & CEO, Chupi


WMB Empowering Women Award 2023 – Our Finalists

Maeve McMahon, President EMEA, OFX

Juliana Moraes, Tender Director, Schneider Electric

Catherine O’Sullivan, Co-Chair of WLG at Fidelity Investments

Marguerite O’Sullivan, Director of Learning EMEA, Kenvue

Niamh Tallon, Founder & CEO, Her Sport


Fidelity WMB Woman in Technology Award 2023 – Our Finalists

Gráinne Bryan, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Una Fitzpatrick, Director, Technology Ireland – Ibec

Niamh Shaw, Founder & CEO, Dream Big Limited

Alison Winger, Head of Product Development & Formatting, Novozymes OneHealth


WMB Female Newcomer Award 2023 ­– Our Finalists

Marion Cantillon, Founder & CEO, PitSeal

Aisling Cullen, Founder & CEO, Thanks Plants

Heidi Davis, Co-Founder & CEO, IdentifyHer

Julie Garland, Founder & CEO, Avtrain

Sandra Healy, Founder & CEO, Inclusio

Bárbara Oliveira, Co-Founder & CTO, Luminate Medical

Lauren O’Reilly, Co-Founder & COO, ProMotion Rewards