In the beautiful surroundings of Royal Hospital Kilmainham, almost 400 guests gathered to attend the seventh annual IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards, hosted by Malanie Morris, editor-in-chief of IMAGE. Among the bright, talented businesswomen attending the gala evening were the deserving winners of awards for the following seven categories:
Two joint winners:
Lisa Domican, Owner, Grace App Communications;
Kate Coleman, Founder, Chairperson & CEO, Right To Sight.
Winner: Niamh Sharkey, Laureate na nOg.
Runners-Up: Natalie Coleman, owner, Natalie B Coleman; Ciara McKenna & Kim Knowles, Directors, Coldlilies Ltd.
Winner: Marissa Carter, Founder & Creative Director, Cocoa Brown.
Runners-up: Leonora O'Brien, CEO Pharmapod Ltd; Sandra Walsh, CEO, Canapi Creative Ltd.
Maeve McMahon, Commercial Marketing Director, GE Capital.
Linda Kiely, Co-founder, Voxpro.
Runners-up: Ramona Nicholas, CEO, Cara Pharmacy Group; Mary McKenna, Managing Director, Tour America.
Winner: Margot Slattery, Managing Director, Sodexo Ireland.
Runners-up: Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland; Oonagh O'Hagan, Managing Director, Meaghers Pharmacy and Miriam Hughes, CEO, DDFH&B Group who ranked joint third.
Katie Jane Goldin, Managing Director, Great Lengths Ireland.
Overall winner of the prestigious IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Award 2013 was Caroline Keeling, CEO, Keelings.
Melanie Morris commended the hard work of Irish businesswomen today saying ?In a particularly challenging business environment, it's hugely refreshing to see the enormous contribution of women to Irish business and professional life. The calibre of this year's winners, and their drive, determination and business sense in tough times make them inspirational ambassadors for all Irish women. We would like to congratulate Caroline, Linda, Margot, Marissa, Niamh, Lisa, Kate, Katie-Jane and Maeve on their hard-earned and well-deserved accolades.?