The eir VIP Publishing Power of Women Awards are back! Here are the nominees…

VIP Publishing is delighted to announce the return of our Power of Women Awards, to celebrate the best and brightest female entrepreneurs in Ireland, across the worlds of fashion, technology, beauty, lifestyle, wellness and more!

The eir VIP Publishing Power of Women Awards launched this week in Dublin’s Marker Hotel, where the event will take place on Friday, November 18th.

The winners, decided by an expert panel and awarded at an exclusive lunch, will also be profiled in the December issue of VIP Magazine.

Category sponsors for the event include Lindt, Great Lengths, Dyson, Boots Ireland, John Frieda, Lancome, Meta, AYA, Penneys and Alfa Romeo.

Keep reading for the nominees in all categories…

The Eir Digital & Tech Award

Lisa Boissel – Miss Jones
Fiona Brennan – The Positive Habit
Lucy Gernon – Executive Coach
Aine Kerr – Kinzen
Cassie Delaney – Outcaster
Fidelma McGuirk – Payslip
Siobhan Berry – Mummy Cooks
Claire McHugh – Axonista

The Fashion Retail Award – Sponsored by LINDT

Blanaid Hennessy – Folkster
Emily MacKeogh and Leah Jones – Crystals and Co
Melissa Mills Bari
Rosie Connolly – 4th ARQ
Lucy Nagle – Lucy Nagle Studio
Clodagh Cronin – Samui Cork
Sue Carter – CARI
Lisa Ruttledge – Fabulisa

The Beauty Industry Award – Sponsored by GREAT LENGTHS

Drs Vanessa and Lisa Creaven – Spotlight Oral Care
Una Tynan – Blank Canvas
Kim O’Sullivan – The Dublin Makeup Academy
Grace Reed Carroll and Karen Dempsey – TRNDBTY.com
Suzanne Jackson – Dripping Gold
Linda Stinson – Bellamianta
Drs Jane and Katherine Mulrooney – Mulrooney Clinic
Kerry Hanaphy – Kerry Hanaphy Aesthetic Clinic

The Hair Care Award – Sponsored by DYSON

Mairead Ronan – FARO
Trudy Hayes – Raven
Camillat Mashaun – FreeBornNoble
Onagh O’Driscoll – Platinum Hair Extensions
Nancy Cavanagh – Belle Brush
Yolanda Cooper – We Are Paradoxx
Ceira Lambert – Hair Consultancy, C30
Anita Donohue – Annutri

The Cosmetics & Skin Care Award – Sponsored by BOOTS Ireland

Finola Feegan – Finca Skin Organics
Lisa Jordan – Luna By Lisa
Sonia Deasy – Pestle and Mortar
Hillary McMurray and Shelley Martin – Skinician
Keilidh Cashell – KASH beauty
Charlene Flanagan and Niamh Ryan – Ella & Jo
Amy Cahill – Oxmantown Skincare
Geraldine Jones – Skin Formulas

The Public Relations Award – Sponsored by MALFY

Caroline Kennedy – Kennedy PR and Brand
Aoife Horgan and Debbie McCarthy – Versify
Emma Fitzpatrick – 11PR & Events
Hannah Saunders – Hannah Saunders PR
Emma Kelly – Elevate PR
Valerie Roe – Valerie Roe PR
Lindsey Holmes – LHP
Joanne Byrne and Sinead Ryan – Presence PR

The Creative Award – Sponsored by JOHN FRIEDA

Georgie Crawford – The Good Glow
Debbie O’Donnell – Seahorse Media
Emma Fraser & Aislinn Lawlor – Not Another Intl
Audrey Hamilton – Audrey Hamilton Art & Apparel
Lisa Coen and Sarah Davis Goff – Tramp Press
Kristin Jensen – Blasta Books
Doireann Healy Art – Begley and Bowie
Siobhan Lam – April + The Bear

The Lifestyle Award – Sponsored by META

Katie Sanderson – White Mausu
Karen and Natalie Keane – Bean & Goose
Fiona Uyema – Fused
Laura Gaffney and Ciara Doyle – Lil Co
Erin Thomas – Hopeless Botanics
Tara O’Connor – The Designed Table
Maria Reidy – Signature Editions
Alix Mulholland – Field Day

The New Founder Award – Sponsored by LANCOME

Aideen Kate – True Beauty
Louise Cooney – 67Spritz
Terrie McEvoy, Siobhan Murray and Suzanne Jackson – Mantra Official
Alice Carroll – Foxes Bow Whiskey
Pippa O’Connor – istil38
Sinead O’Brien – Vacious By Sinead
Anna Daly – Little Bliss
Fabulous Pharmacist – Fabu

The Wellness Award sponsored by AYA

Derval O’Rourke – derval.ie
Emma Buckley – GourmetFuel
Denise Kenny Byrne – The Head Plan
Roz Purcell – The Hike Life
Peigin Crowley – Ground Wellbeing
Kathryn Thomas – Pure Results
Kylie O’Donoghue – FemFuelz
Jane Deasy – Trendy and Bendy

The Sustainability Award – Sponsored by Alfa Romeo

Kara O’Sullivan and Johanna Dooley – Greens Are Good For You
Aine Kilkenny, Fiona Parfrey, and Lauren Duggan – Riley
Pat Kane – Reuzi
Evelyn Browne – slowstreet
Kind Brand Co – Noelle O’Connor
Rachel Hennessy – Happy Days
Fiona Donnellan – Sustainable PR
Emma Fraser – RÉVERIE vtg

Speaking at the launch, VIP Publishing Managing Director Vicki Notaro said:

“VIP Publishing conceived of these awards during lockdown, when we noticed even more female-owned and operated businesses springing up under pressure, and watched existing ones continue to grow and succeed despite the odds. Last year, we managed to hold the ceremony before restrictions came back in force, and it was such a wonderful and inspiring day. I am absolutely thrilled that an Irish business like eir sees the value and importance of this event and its nominees, and has come on board as title sponsor.”

Susan Brady, eir’s Managing Director of Consumer and Small Business eir said: 

“At eir, our purpose is to connect for a better Ireland and one of the ways we do this is by supporting tens of thousands of small businesses across Ireland. Those businesses form the backbone of the Irish economy, and of communities across the country. We believe that by celebrating the successes of these entrepreneurs and business leaders who keep going regardless of the challenges that arise, that others will be inspired to follow their path.  I am honoured to be part of the judging panel and to meet the nominees, who have demonstrated such resilience during these unprecedented times, and we are proud to be associated with these amazing female entrepreneurs.”

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