Rosemary Delaney MD of WMB and WMB Businesswoman Award winner 2017 Lisa Dillon, MD of EMEA Inside Sales Microsoft. Picture: Aurora Event Photography

THE 11th annual Women Mean Business Conference and Awards, which recognise the achievements of businesswomen and entrepreneurs across Ireland, took place in the Shelbourne Hotel last week.
Six awards were presented with Lisa Dillon, MD of EMEA Inside Sales, Microsoft, taking the overall WMB Businesswoman Award 2017.
Aoife Lawler and Niamh Sherwin Barry, Co-founders, The Irish Fairy Door Company received the Matheson WMB Female Entrepreneur Award.
Keren Jackson, founder and CEO of BlueFire received the Newstalk WMB Social Entrepreneur Award and Louise Kenny, founding director, Metabolomic Diagnostics was the WMB Woman in Technology Award recipient.
Natalie Walsh, executive director, Blackstone LaunchPad, NUI Galway received the Boots WMB Empowering Women Award 2017; and Kate and Annie Madden, Co-founders, FenuHealth.com received the Sodexo WMB Female Newcomer Award for 2017.
Opening the event, An Tanaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD said: “As an avid supporter of female entrepreneurs and businesswomen, I am delighted that the Women Mean Business Awards is in its 11th year and going from strength to strength.
“With the variety of awards here today, we can see the breadth of women’s ingenuity and ability to perform at a high level in the business world.
“Women networks and platforms, such as Women Mean Business, are crucial to encouraging more women to advance their careers and establish their own businesses.”

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