The IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2022 winners are…
20th Apr 2022
And the winners are...
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
Peigín Crowley, founder, Ground Wellbeing
Niamh Dooley, CEO, BiaSol
Young Businesswoman of the Year
Aimee Connolly, founder and CEO, Sculpted by Aimee
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
Andrea Reynolds, founder and CEO, Swoop
Caroline Dunlea, CEO, Core Optimisation
Creative Businesswoman of the Year
Roisin Keown, owner, The Brill Building
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
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
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
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
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
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