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The shortlist for IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year 2022 is here!

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The shortlist for IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year 2022 is here!

It’s time for the big reveal! You nominated friends, colleagues and family members for this year's awards and we received an incredible amount of entries. See all of the formidable Irish women that made our shortlist below.

The IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year Awards will be held on Wednesday, April 20, at The Clayton hotel, Burlington Road – and we simply can’t wait to see you there.

After a two-year hiatus, we were delighted to see so many exciting and impressive entries and had an overwhelming response with over 530 applications.

Compiling the shortlist was a huge challenge this year and after much deliberation, these have been whittled down to make up one incredibly inspiring shortlist.

Drum roll please…..

IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2022 shortlist:
CEO of the Year
  1. Bernie Wright, CEO, Wrights of Howth
  2. Fiona Gallagher, CEO, Wells Fargo Bank International
  3. Julie Ennis, CEO of corporate services, Sodexo UK & Ireland
  4. Sinéad Doherty, CEO, Fenero
  5. Sinéad Dunphy, managing director, Eventi Management
  6. Regina Bushell, CEO, Grovelands Childcare Plus
  7. Grace McGrane and Yvie O’Toole, joint managing directors, Monroe Recruitment

 

Sustainability Champion of the Year
  1. Ailbhe Gerrard, farmer and founder, Brookfield Farm
  2. Iseult Ward, CEO, FoodCloud
  3. Dr Tara Shine, director, Change by Degrees
  4. Tracy O’Rourke, CEO, Vivid Edge
  5. Pat Kane, founder and managing director, Reuzi
  6. Raquel Noboa, founder and CEO, Fifty Shades Greener
  7. Ella de Guzman, founder, Siopaella
  8. Dr Val Cummins, project managing director, Emerald & Western Star, and director,  Simply Blue Group
  9. Aoife Rooney, CEO, a o i f e ®
  10. Sharon Keilthy, founder and CEO, Jiminy Eco Toys

 

Creative Businesswoman of the Year
  1. Sinead Keary, CEO and founder, Sinead Keary The Label
  2. Roisin Keown, owner, The Brill Building
  3. Julie Peelo, creative director and founder, PEELO Accessories
  4. Julie McLoughlin, CEO and co-founder, JANDO
  5. Niamh O’Connell, founder, Esmerelda Botanicals Perfumery
  6. Maria Reidy, managing director, Maria Reidy Events
  7. Zoë Rocha, creative director and founder, RubyRock Pictures
  8. Anna Shipley, creative director and owner, Rustic Honey Food Ltd
  9. Aoife McNamara, founder, Aoife McNamara
  10. Kim O’Sullivan, director, The Dublin Makeup Academy
  11. Gillian Blaney Shorte, founder and art director, Artzone
  12. Nik Dillon, founder and managing director, Alkamee Brand and Design

 

Digital & Technology Businesswoman of the Year
  1. Angela Bergin, senior vice president, Global Payments
  2. Deirdre Lyons, CEO, Examfly
  3. Katie Doyle, founder, Mentor Her
  4. Dr Wendy Oke, founder, TeachKloud
  5. Dr Liz McGloughlin, CEO, Tympany Medical
  6. Anne-Marie Tomchak, founder and CEO, DesignTracker
  7. Rhona Togher, CEO, Lios
  8. Grace O’Sullivan and Ellen Weber, co-founders, Glitz N’ Pieces
  9. Andrea Reynolds, founder and CEO, Swoop
  10. Caroline Dunlea, CEO, Core Optimisation

 

Social Entrepreneur of the Year
  1. Aisling Hurley, CEO, Breast Cancer Ireland
  2. Caoimhe de Barra, CEO, Trócaire
  3. Dee Ahearn, CEO, Barretstown
  4. Mamobo Ogoro, founder and CEO, Gorm Media DAC
  5. Dr Suzanne McClean, psychologist and founder, Rosabel’s Rooms
  6. Mary Moorhead, CEO, The Mater Foundation
  7. Rosemary Keogh, CEO, Irish Wheelchair Association
  8. Susan McQuaid O’Dwyer, CEO, Make-A-Wish Ireland
  9. Tammy Darcy, CEO and founder, The Shona Project
  10. Mary Leahy, CEO, Heroes Aid

 

Management Professional of the Year
  1. Sandra Alvarez, managing director, Core/Spark Foundry
  2. MaryKate Collins, head of Brussels office, Vulcan Consulting
  3. Elaine O’Brien, vice president finance, L’Oréal
  4. Eva Pau, commercial director, Asia Market
  5. Jayne O’Keeffe, vice president marketing Europe, Lyre’s
  6. Ashley McDonnell, manager, PUIG
  7. Claire O’Grady, director, Legacy Communications
  8. Sinéad Cassidy, sales and marketing manager, Galway Racecourse
  9. Debbie Byrne, managing director, An Post Retail
  10. Carol Brick, managing director, HerMoney
  11. Lianne Kavanagh, CCO, Iconic Offices

 

Start-up of the Year
  1. Anita Donoghue, director, Annutri
  2. Denise Kenny Byrne, CEO and co-founder, The Head Plan
  3. Anna Daly, founder, Little Bliss
  4. Klara O’Leary, owner, Care Box Collection
  5. Lisa-Nicole Dunne, managing director and founder, Mantra Strategy
  6. Niamh Dooley, CEO, BiaSol
  7. Peigín Crowley, founder, Ground Wellbeing
  8. Nicki Hoyne, founder, Nicki Hoyne Collection
  9. Sheelin Conlon, director, The Kind
  10. Dani Sheil, owner, Dani Sheil Wellness

 

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  1. Aimee Connolly, founder and CEO, Sculpted by Aimee
  2. Grace Reed, director, Kare Cosmetics Ltd
  3. Laura McCarthy, CEO, Drink Botanicals Ireland
  4. Michelle Ryan, CEO, EPIK Media
  5. Onagh O’Driscoll, managing director, Platinum Hair Extensions Ltd
  6. Rebecca Feely, owner, KALE+COCO
  7. Katie Farrell, co-founder and COO, SQUID
  8. Gráinne Mullins, CEO, Grá Chocolates
  9. Sarah Louise Gallagher, founder, Impulse Recruitment Ireland
  10. Gráinne O’Keefe, owner, Mae Restaurant

 

Entrepreneur of the Year
  1. Anita Murray, CEO, The Salon & Spa Co. and co-founder and director, The Irish Spa Association
  2. Aoibhín Garrihy and Sharon Connellan, directors, BEO Wellness and BEO Sleep Well
  3. Dr Lisa Creaven and Dr Vanessa Creaven, CEOs, directors and co-founders, Spotlight Oral Care
  4. Dr Nora Khaldi, founder and CEO, Nuritas
  5. Caitriona Ryan and Nicola Ralph, co-founders and directors, The Institute of Dermatologists
  6. Joeanna Caffrey, owner and creative director, Joeanna Caffrey Flowers
  7. Kathy Peyton, director, Sweete and Gift House
  8. Laura M Bonner, founder and CEO, The Muff Liquor Company
  9. Sharon Keegan, founder and CEO, Peachylean
  10. Niamh Sterling, founder, Interact, H2O Solutions, and Recipe Guru
  11. Suzanne Jackson, founder, SOSU Cosmetics and Dripping Gold
  12. Kerry Hanaphy, CEO and owner, The Kerry Hanaphy Clinic
  13. Sari Winckworth, co-founder, White & Green
  14. Una McGurk, CEO and founder, Seoulista Beauty

 

Come celebrate with us at the 14th IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year Awards, sponsored by Kuehne+Nagel, BMW, Glenveagh, The Executive Institute, and SIRO; and supported by Enterprise Ireland, Marks & Spencer, Malfy, Movement, and Gotcha Covered.

Winners will be announced on the night in nine categories, along with the overall IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year and our Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday April 20, 2022, in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin 4.

HOW TO REGISTER: Tickets are selling fast for this annual sell-out event. Register for your tickets below today to avoid disappointment.

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WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, 2022, from 6pm until late

WHERE: The Clayton (Burlington Road, Dublin 4)

HOW TO REGISTER: Register for your tickets below.

 

*General Admission tickets are priced at €250 ex VAT and Business Club Member tickets are priced at €200 ex VAT. (Join our Business Club today and receive a discounted ticket!)

**You can find FAQs & T&Cs for the event here.