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The IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2022 winners are…
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After a two year hiatus, we were delighted to welcome back our IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2022 in celebration of Ireland’s most inspiring businesswomen.

You nominated friends, colleagues and family members for this year’s awards and we had an overwhelming response with over 530 applications. Our highly esteemed judging panel had a truly difficult job of narrowing down the applications to make up one incredibly inspiring shortlist and from there chose this year’s deserving winners.

Back for its 14th year, the IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2022 returned to the Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road with Ireland’s premier businesswomen, most influential leaders and their supporters coming together to celebrate the power of Irish business.

Hosted by expert entertainers Melanie Morris, IMAGE Media’s Group Contributing Editor, and Bryan Dobson, Irish journalist, newscaster and RTÉ presenter, we had a fantastic evening with a gourmet dinner, delicious drinks and a special musical performance from Irish singer-songwriter Lyra.

Thanks to our incredible partners PwC, sponsors Kuehne + Nagel, BMW, Glenveagh, The Executive Institute and Siro and in association with Malfy Gin, Enterprise Ireland, Movement Events, Gotcha Covered and Marks & Spencer, we were able to celebrate these women’s achievements, congratulate them for the innovative work and celebrate excellence across all of our distinguished award categories.

From social entrepreneurs to sustainability champions, young businesswomen and start-ups to CEOs and entrepreneurs, we are so proud to honour some of our country’s most amazing businesswomen and their stories — the innovators, the changemakers and the determined hard workers. Congratulations to all our winners and to the wonderful runners-up.

These are your IMAGE PwC Businesswomen of the Year.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Fiona Dawson CBE, Global President of Mars Food

Start-Up of the Year

Denise Kenny Byrne, CEO and co-founder, The Head Plan

Runners up

Peigín Crowley, founder, Ground Wellbeing

Niamh Dooley, CEO, BiaSol

Young Businesswoman of the Year

Aimee Connolly, founder and CEO, Sculpted by Aimee

Runners up

Gráinne Mullins, CEO, Grá Chocolates

Onagh O’Driscoll, managing director, Platinum Hair Extensions Ltd

Digital & Technology Businesswoman of the Year

Angela Bergin, senior vice president, Global Payments

Runners up

Andrea Reynolds, founder and CEO, Swoop

Caroline Dunlea, CEO, Core Optimisation

Creative Businesswoman of the Year

Roisin Keown, owner, The Brill Building

Runners up

Sinead Keary, CEO and founder, Sinead Keary The Label

Gillian Blaney Shorte, founder and art director, Artzone

Sustainability Champion of the Year

Iseult Ward, CEO, FoodCloud

Runners up

Dr Tara Shine, director, Change by Degrees

Tracy O’Rourke, CEO, Vivid Edge

Management Professional of the Year

Debbie Byrne, managing director, An Post Retail

Runners up

Sandra Alvarez, managing director, Core/Spark Foundry

Ashley McDonnell, manager, PUIG

Social Entrepreneurs of the Year

Caoimhe de Barra, CEO, Trócaire

Dr Suzanne McClean, psychologist and founder, Rosabel’s Rooms

Runners up

Aisling Hurley, CEO, Breast Cancer Ireland

Tammy Darcy, CEO and founder, The Shona Project

CEO of the Year

Julie Ennis, CEO of Corporate Services, Sodexo UK & Ireland

Runners up

Bernie Wright, CEO, Wrights of Howth

Fiona Gallagher, CEO, Wells Fargo Bank International

Entrepreneur of the Year

Dr Lisa Creaven and Dr Vanessa Creaven, CEOs, directors and co-founders, Spotlight Oral Care

Runners up

Dr Nora Khaldi, founder and CEO, Nuritas

Niamh Sterling, founder, Interact, H2O Solutions, and Recipe Guru

Overall Businesswoman of the Year

Eva Pau, commercial director, Asia Market

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