VIP Publishing is delighted to announce that the eir Power of Women Awards are back.
These awards celebrate the best and brightest female entrepreneurs in Ireland, across the worlds of fashion, technology, beauty, lifestyle, wellness and more!
The winners, decided by an expert panel and awarded at an exclusive lunch in Dublin’s Marker Hotel on November 17th, will be profiled in the December issue of VIP Magazine.
The Creative award sponsored by aparto celebrates the women whose imagination and design have brought them to a new realm of creativity.
Here’s a bit more information about our inspiring nominees…
Audrey Hamilton – Audrey Hamilton Art
Easily recognisable for its wash of pastel colours and quirky subject matter, Hamilton’s passion for art is clear to see through her work.
With multiple collections to shop from, an Audrey Hamilton piece can be found hanging in many homes up and down the country. And if it’s not displayed on your wall, you can wear it, as Audrey Hamilton Apparel sells tonnes of t-shirts and jumpers with some of her most iconic artwork printed on them.
Always keen to give back, Audrey Hamilton Art also raises awareness and funds for worthy charities including Breast Cancer Ireland and World Wildlife Foundation.
Debbie O’Donnell – Seahorse Media
O’Donnell is the founder and Managing Director of Seahorse Media, a broadcasting and media production company specialising in lifestyle and engaging content.
With a career in executive television production spanning over two decades, in 2019 Debbie felt it was time to take things to the next level, so she established Seahorse Media.
Since then, the business has gone from strength to strength, working with CNN, Conde Nast, RTÉ, Brown Thomas and more. Along the way, many stories have been told and many viewers have been entertained, and this is just the beginning for Debbie.
Geraldine Carton – Geraldine Carton Art
Geraldine is a colourful, passionate artist based in Dublin city centre. Working with mainly oils and acrylic paints and pastels, she has sold her paintings and prints to customers all over the world.
The sustainability advocate regularly hosts “life drawing classes” for corporate groups, hen parties and birthdays.
Her work often features from quintessential Dublin scenes like flower sellers on Grafton Street, and canal walks in Portobello.
Jenny Buckley & Carol Gunner – Tamber Media
United by a passion for creating authentic content that resonates with audiences, broadcast industry stalwarts Carol Gunner and Jenny Buckley joined forces 6 years ago to form Tamber Media.
Throughout the pandemic the duo’s unique set of skills and 30 years of combined broadcast experience was sought by Ireland’s leading brands, organisations and charities to help them pivot and create meaningful and compelling content in order to remain connected with their audiences.
In 2023 they produced Ireland’s first ever eSports programme to be broadcast on national TV, an unprecedented technical and editorial achievement earning them a nomination for a coveted ‘Royal Television Society’ award.
The team are now in advanced development on a landmark international documentary project to be announced in early 2024.
Helen Steele – Helen Steele Art
Monaghan based Helen has been creating gorgeous clothing, artwork, accessories and more under her own brand for years.
The acclaimed award-winning designer and artist has combined her mastery of her craft and the use of colour theory to create a unique style of wearable art in luxurious fabrics and signature prints.
Steele’s label is full of vibrant carefully chosen colours committed to colour therapy and sustainability which is evident throughout her work.
Jill Deering & Gill Henderson – Jill & Gill
Jill & Gill is an independent collaborative Irish business with an international outlook. Founded by two designers who thrive on creating fine art prints and wearable art, their unisex clothing and fine art prints are not for the faint-hearted.
The Dublin based brand was founded in 2016 when Gill and Jill collaborated on a print commission together. Ever since, the business has grown considerably.
They pride themselves on their colours and prints being “made to move”, empower and be a creative beacon in a sea of similarity.
Doireann Healy – Begley & Bowie
Healy launched Begley and Bowie in 2019. Based in the Kingdom of Kerry, the art and fashion brand has a pop-up shop in Kenmare where Doireann, an illustrator and screen printer by trade, sells her smile-inducing art and fashion pieces.
The venture came as a way to celebrate Ireland and its beautiful towns, cities and famous exports.
Doireann’s pieces are loved by many, including a few well-known faces such as Amy Huberman and Muireann O’Connell. Its success is the result of not just her work, but the sustainability around them too.
Lapree Lala – SouthSide Moves
Founded in 2017 by performer and dance artist Lapree Lala in 2017, SouthSide Moves began with a simple realisation: there were no consistent afrodance classes in Ireland.
Lapree created a safe and nurturing space where individuals from all walks of life could come together to dance, explore their inner creativity, and channel their expressive energy freely.
The ‘dance family’ pride themselves on becoming a network of collaborative creatives and dance professionals who have come together to elevate the art of movement. They have had over 1,000 students over the last 7 years from many different nationalities.