Wicklow’s Top Business Women Crowned

Network Ireland Wicklow Branch has announced the winners of the Wicklow Businesswoman of the Year Awards.

Four individual awards were presented to outstanding female business leaders in their respective categories on the 26th of June at a garden party in the Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy.

  • The Solo Businesswoman category was awarded to Deirdre Doyle of The Cool Food School (www.thecoolfoodschool.ie), which was created to teach children the joy of healthy eating.
  • The Emerging New Business category was awarded to Gemma O’Halloran of GOH Consulting (www.gohconsulting.ie). Gemma is a business strategist and business development mentor for online coaching and consulting businesses.
  • The Established Business category was awarded to Deborah Brock of Nua Fertility (www.nuafertility.com), a pioneering Irish fertility health company that has developed scientifically sound, fertility supporting supplements with a microbiome focus.
  • Network Ireland Wicklow also crowned Joyce Fegan of The Skye’s the Limit (www.instagram.com/_theskyesthelimit/) as their Power Within champion for 2021. Joyce is a photographer and designer who turned her creativity into a business, producing prints and pattern clothing from the sea while on maternity leave from her job as a journalist.

Network Ireland Wicklow President Jean Evans said, “We were so delighted to celebrate these amazing women and their achievements, safely at our garden party in the Parkview Hotel on Saturday night. They have all built fantastic businesses and shown their determination, grit and creativity during what has been a challenging 18 months for business. We’re in awe of them all and congratulate our winners and all of the businesswoman who entered this year’s awards.”

Judging the awards were; Ciara O’Connor from East Coast FM, Conor O’Leary from Purple House (NI Wicklow Charity Partner), Alice McGarry from AIB, Rachael Dagg from AIB and Ciara McCarthy from EPS Global.

Sponsoring the awards this year were;

AIB, Official Partner
Remedy Pilates and Physiotherapy – https://remedypilates.ie
Woodview HRM – https://woodviewhrm.com
Orchard Print and Promotions – https://www.orchardprint.com
Emma Slowe Entertainment – http://www.esce.ie
East Coast FM

The Network Ireland Businesswoman of the Year Awards celebrates the excellence, professionalism, vision and Power within all of the women across Ireland. The Wicklow winners will now go forward to compete in the Network Ireland National Awards taking place in September, in Waterford.

Become a Member of Network Ireland:

If you would like to join, you can contact Jean Evans, Network Ireland Wicklow President at wicklow@networkireland.ie or NI Wicklow Membership Officer Dawn Leane at the same email for more information.

Benefits of membership include:

•           Access to the monthly newsletter

•           Profile on social media

•           Access to a highly supportive WhatsApp group

•           Monthly coffee mornings

•           Pitch in Person opportunity

•           Monthly speaker events

•           National mentoring programme

•           Self-development with lunch and learn sessions

•           Community and tribe to support you and your business succeed

•           Access to national Network Ireland events

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