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IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient announced


By Eva Hall
07th Nov 2019
IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient announced

Linda Kiely, co-founder of Voxpro, is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards ceremony.


Selected by the editors and directors of IMAGE Media, this special award is presented to women who have truly trailblazed in their careers, with former recipients including Breege O’Donoghue, former group director of Primark; Mary Finan, a founding partner of Wilson Hartnell PR; Freda Hayes, founder of Meadows & Byrne; journalist and former editor of the Sunday Independent, Anne Harris; and retail entrepreneur Geraldine Swarbrigg.

Buy tickets to IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year 2019 here

Linda Kiely, a native of Cork, is the co-founder of Voxpro along with her husband Dan. Voxpro is a premium provider of customer experience, technical support and sales operations to some of the most iconic tech brands that are changing the world.

Linda is a strategic, multi-award-winning businesswoman with over 20 years’ experience. Within Voxpro, Linda has led the charge, steering it from six people in Cork City to 6,500-plus team members around the world.

In August 2017, Canadian firm TELUS International acquired a majority stake in Voxpro, which resulted in Voxpro becoming part of a truly global business spanning almost 30 locations and a team of 40,000 people.

Linda Kiely, co-founder of Voxpro, with IMAGE Media CEO Clodagh Edwards. 

Linda has been crucial in fostering the company’s chameleon-like culture that has been crucial in the forging of long-lasting partnerships with some of the world’s most recognisable companies. Her astute commercial sense recognises potential, in both people and opportunities and leverages her innate customer experience acumen across all output.

In recent years, Linda has become an investor in Irish tech start-ups and has plans to launch a new business in 2020.

Clodagh Edwards, CEO of IMAGE Media, says, “We are so thrilled to present this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Linda Kiely – a particular favourite with the team at IMAGE. We first met Linda when she won the Entrepreneurship category at the 2012 IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards, and we loved her spirited, can-do approach to business.

“She and Voxpro have flourished in the interim, bringing the organisation to a truly global market, so it is particularly exciting to be welcoming Linda back as 2019’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner on November 25.”

See the full IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year 2019 shortlist here 

The 13th IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards, in association with Liffey Valley, BMW, Samsung, No7, Kuehne + Nagel and Queen’s University Belfast; and supported by Marks & Spencer, Newstalk, Enterprise Ireland, Dingle Gin, Movement Events and Griffin & Grey, will celebrate Irish women in nine categories, along with the overall IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year award.