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#IMAGEinspires: Highlights From The Businesswoman Of The Year Awards 2015

03rd Nov 2015

We’donned our finest gowns and joined almost 800 guests to celebrate the IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2015 at the Hilton Hotel in Dublin last night. The awards, now in their ninth year, honoured the incredible businesswoman of Ireland and their fantastic accomplishments thus far. We popped the prosecco and sipped on the stunning cocktails provided by Diageo – attendees could choose between ‘The Creative Spirit’, a Ketel One vodka cocktail, or the ‘Tanqueray Trailblazer’ gin concoction, both adorned with dainty edible flower garnishes. In between the networking and carefully orchestrated selfies – imperative to get those Appassionata flowers arrangements in the background – we raised our glasses of Marks & Spencer wine as each of the winners?gracefully took to the stage to accept their awards from Pat Kenny and sponsors Samsung, AIB, Electric Ireland, Weir & Sons, Kuehne & Nagel and Versatile Bathrooms.

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#BWOTY15 trended all night, and thanks to selfie sticks provided by the Irish Independent, the enthusiastic tweeting and Instagrams kept on coming. Here are some social media highlights from the empowering night:

The calm before the #BWOTY15 storm.

A photo posted by IMAGE (@image.ie) on

Care for a #Tanqueray Trailblazer? We’re suddenly very thirsty #bwoty15 #imageinspires A photo posted by IMAGE (@image.ie) on

How pretty was this sign from Lovin Letters? We want to see how owner Linda Kinlay decorates her house at Christmas.

Loving the bright lights! #imageinspires #stonechatjewellers A photo posted by Stonechat Jewellers (@stonechatjewellers) on


The Smurfettes! @image.ie #BWOTY15 #IMAGEinspires #table4 @ucdsmurfitschool

A photo posted by A V R I L – (@avrildonohue) on

That Miller & Lamb paper flower backdrop. Instagram central. ?

Talk about ideal. No7 set up a beauty lounge to accommodate all our touch-up needs. ?

And XPOS? were on hand to chat to all our winners:


Here come the girls best of luck Bernie, you truly deserve to win #ImageInspires #BWOTY15 A photo posted by worldBOX – Click – Fill – Ship (@worldbox.irl) on

Doesn’t our @lgeorge353 and @elliebalfe1 look so beautiful? #imageinspires #bwoty15 A photo posted by IMAGE (@image.ie) on

Very proud tonight! #BWOTY15 #BronwynConroyBS #ImageInspires #womeninbusiness #girlboss A photo posted by Bronwyn Conroy (@bronwynconroy) on

The @ucdsmurfitschool MBA gang enjoying a fantastic night so far @image.ie #BWOTY15 #IMAGEinspires #whoruntheworldgirls – A photo posted by A V R I L – (@avrildonohue) on

There’s something ethereal about @xchupi tonight, she looks like an angel #bwoty15 #imageinspires A photo posted by IMAGE (@image.ie) on

Girls girls girls #BWOTY15 #ImageInspires #BernieInspires A photo posted by worldBOX – Click – Fill – Ship (@worldbox.irl) on

Flower wall @kanyewestworld style @image.ie #BWOTY15 #awards #girls #cocktails – A photo posted by @kdksisters on

The Smurfettes! @image.ie #BWOTY15 #IMAGEinspires #table4 @ucdsmurfitschool A photo posted by A V R I L – (@avrildonohue) on

Our venue was also beautifully decked out:

Our fab table! #BWOTY #ImageInspires #WomeninBusiness #BronwynConroyBS A photo posted by Bronwyn Conroy (@bronwynconroy) on

Time to celebrate #BWOTY15 #ImageInspires – A photo posted by worldBOX – Click – Fill – Ship (@worldbox.irl) on

Fabulous table settings at @image.ie #bwoty15 #imageinspires #waxperts ???? A photo posted by Waxperts Wax? (@waxpertswax) on

Dessert got me like….#nom #BWOTY15 #ImageInspires – A photo posted by Louise Kirwan (@loodie_lou) on

Aren’t these the prettiest? #imageinspires #bwoty15 #flowers @appassionatalovesflowers – A photo posted by IMAGE (@image.ie) on


Pat Kenny revealed his lifelong ‘battle’ with IMAGE…

These are only a small selection of the fabulous snaps from the fun last night, see our Twitter: #IMAGEinspires and BYOTY15?and Instagram?for plenty more. And once again, check out our list of winners HERE. Also, thank you to our fabulous IMAGE.ie Deputy Editor Caroline Foran and Senior Editor Jeanne Sutton who were on social media duty during the festivities.

The IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2015 are in association with Samsung, Electric Ireland, No7, AIB, Kuehne + Nagel, Versatile Bathrooms & Interiors and Weir & Sons, and supported by Newstalk, Independent.ie, Enterprise Ireland and Marks & Spencer. Winners were announced at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dublin, Burlington Road.