Travelling with kids: what you need to know before going away this summer
Travelling with kids: what you need to know before going away this summer

Sarah Finnan

Try this crispy elderflower cocktail this bank holiday weekend
Try this crispy elderflower cocktail this bank holiday weekend

Holly O'Neill

What to do when your boss is a bully
What to do when your boss is a bully

Colette Sexton

Filming has begun on the TV adaptation of Graham Norton’s debut novel down in West Cork
Filming has begun on the TV adaptation of Graham Norton’s debut novel down in West...

Sarah Finnan

8 engrossing Netflix picks worth starting this long weekend
8 engrossing Netflix picks worth starting this long weekend

Jennifer McShane

Rihanna is about to release Fenty Parfum
Rihanna is about to release Fenty Parfum

Holly O'Neill

House of Gucci: The explosive true story behind Lady Gaga’s upcoming crime biopic
House of Gucci: The explosive true story behind Lady Gaga’s upcoming crime biopic

Jennifer McShane

Rosemary MacCabe: ‘I thought I’d accepted my body – then I got pregnant’
Rosemary MacCabe: ‘I thought I’d accepted my body – then I got pregnant’

Rosemary MacCabe

‘Hello? Where is Fergie?’: Sarah Ferguson offered her help to ‘The Crown’… but they declined
‘Hello? Where is Fergie?’: Sarah Ferguson offered her help to ‘The Crown’… but they declined

Sarah Finnan

Westlife’s Mark Feehily is selling his Sligo lakeside home for €1.15 million
Westlife’s Mark Feehily is selling his Sligo lakeside home for €1.15 million

Megan Burns

Image / Editorial

IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient announced


by Eva Hall
07th Nov 2019
blank

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. 

Also Read

Britta Baranowsky The Flowerfield
EDITORIAL
Happy World Bee Day: These are the best bee-friendly flowers to plant right now

Attracting bees to your outdoor patch is a cinch, with a little forward-planning. We speak to two flower growers in...

By Amanda Kavanagh

blank
EDITORIAL
‘Suddenly alive again’: The heartbreaking joy of finding a deceased loved one on Google Maps street view

“I look at my mum’s old house on Google maps street view, the house where I grew up. It says...

By Amanda Cassidy

brain
EDITORIAL
8 easy ways to keep your brain healthy that you can do right now

Your brain health is just as important as that of the rest of your body, says psychologist and neuroscientist Dr...

By IMAGE

abgc_architects_aoife_herrity
EDITORIAL
A plain extension in Dublin 8 provides a blank canvas for a design-minded couple

ABGC Architects were enlisted to transform a large white box into a functional living space for two design-minded homeowners. When...

By Amanda Kavanagh

Vegan
EDITORIAL
Delicious vegan-friendly spots to try for a weekend brunch in Dublin

Check out three of our favourite vegan/veggie-friendly spots in Dublin worth trying this weekend. The best bit? Chances are, even...

By Jennifer McShane

blank
EDITORIAL
This is what happens when you hypersexualise young girls growing up

Who is demanding the fetishization of young girls anyway?”When I was working in my early twenties, and even my late...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
EDITORIAL
Setting mental health boundaries: ‘I didn’t expect the level of anger it caused’

The entitled backlash when someone tries to set their own boundaries is concerning, writes Amanda Cassidy “One particular friend just...

By Amanda Cassidy