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Finalists of Limerick Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2021 Announced 

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 Limerick Businesswoman of the Year – The winners of lasts years Limerick Businesswoman of the Year pictured above 

Finalists of Limerick Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2021 Announced 
 

The finalists of the Limerick businesswoman of the year awards have been announced. The 22 finalists of the Network Ireland Limerick Annual Businesswoman of the Year Awards will find out their fate at a special awards evening on 19th May. Sponsored by LEO Limerick and AIB, the awards celebrate the excellence, professionalism, vision and leadership of its members. Similar to last year, the virtual ceremony will be broadcast from Hippo Sound & Lighting Virtual studio in Limerick.  

The businesswomen contesting the awards represent a broad range of businesses and their entries are spread across 7 categories: Emerging New Business, Solo Businesswoman, Established Business, Rising Star Employee, Creative Professional, Shining Star Employee and the ‘Power Within’ Champion.  

Limerick Businesswoman of the year 2021

Network Ireland Limerick Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2020 were held virtually this year, Winner of the Transformative Employee Award was, Lyndsey Hall, Piquant Media

The winners of each award category will go on to compete at the Network Ireland National Businesswoman of the Year Awards which will be announced on 8th October from the WIT Arena, Waterford. This event will also combine live, on-stage and streaming elements. Several Limerick branch members have been successful in the past and include Hannah Wrixon, Get the Shifts, who took home a national award in 2019 and Caroline Dunlea of Core Optimisation in 2018.  

Speaking about the upcoming awards, Caragh O’Shea, President of Network Ireland Limerick said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to not only celebrate our members’ vision and achievements but to also acknowledge their strength, courage and leadership. They are an inspiration to us all in how they have stepped up, seized opportunities and pushed on despite an extremely challenging environment and tumultuous year. I wish they could all be winners! We’re looking forward to celebrating their success and making it a very special evening despite going virtual.”  

The special guest speaker at the awards night will be Maria Walsh MEP, an active advocate and campaigner for diversity and social inclusion for many years.  

Members and family and friends of the finalists are invited to attend the awards ceremony via zoom. Pre-booking is required via Eventbrite or by emailing [email protected]networkireland.ie  

Date: Wednesday, May 19  

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start  

Fee: This event is free to members and guests, but donations are welcome which will go directly to charity partner Cliona’s Foundation.  

About the Awards:  

Network Ireland Businesswoman of the Year Awards celebrate the excellence, professionalism, vision and leadership of its members. Regional branch winners are put forward to compete at the Network Ireland National Business Awards. The regional Network Ireland Branch Businesswoman of the Year Awards take place at separate events throughout the country. The Network Ireland National Businesswoman of the Year Awards are due to take place virtually from WIT Arena, Waterford on 8th October.  

About the Speaker, Maria Walsh MEP:  

Maria Walsh has been an active advocate and campaigner for diversity and social inclusion for many years. As the first openly gay Rose of Tralee in 2014, she used her platform to advocate for a positive vote in the Marriage Equality referendum in 2015. She was hailed as a role model for young LGBTI people in Ireland and was honoured to be cited as an inspiration for many people’s decision to come out.  

In the European Parliament Maria is a member of Fine Gael and sits in the European People’s Party political group. She sits on three European Parliament Committees. She is a full member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs [EMPL] and the Committee on Culture and Education [CULT] and is a substitute member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs [LIBE]. Maria is also the Irish EPP representative on the Delegation for relations with the United States and for the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States.  

Furthermore, Maria is Vice-Chair of the LGBTI Rights Intergroup in the European Parliament and Co-Chair on both the Mental Health Alliance and the Coalition of Mental Health and Wellbeing Intergroups in the Parliament.  

About Network Ireland Limerick:  

Network Ireland Limerick provides a forum where women in business, the professions and the Arts can exchange business ideas and increase their business contacts. It encourages women to achieve more satisfying careers and promotes women as worthy contributors to the Irish economy. Network Ireland Limerick is a branch of Network Ireland, a national organisation driving the personal and professional development of women with over 1,000 members, across 15 branches nationwide.  

Network Ireland Limerick holds monthly networking meetings where a guest speaker is invited to educate, inform and entertain on topics of interest to women. Members can develop and pool their individual skills through interaction with other women in a supportive environment which offers training, mentoring and an opportunity for women who call on other members with specialist expertise for help. It also provides a forum for established women to develop professional and social contacts.  

Network Ireland Limerick is sponsored by the Local Enterprise Offices in Limerick. The Local Enterprise Office is the First Stop Shop for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in Ireland.  

 

For further information on the awards go HERE 

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