Shortlist announced for Network Cork Businesswoman of the Year Awards

Business women who excel in their fields have been shortlisted for the Network Ireland Cork Branch annual awards.
Shortlist announced for Network Cork Businesswoman of the Year Awards
President of Network Ireland Helen Wycherley, Celtic Ross Hotel and President of Network Cork, Gillian Hennessy, Triskel Arts Centre. Gillian said they were delighted to see so many entries this year to the Cork Businesswoman of the Year Awards.Pic DARRAGH KANE

NETWORK Ireland Cork Branch has announced the shortlist for the upcoming Cork Businesswoman of the Year Awards.

 The annual Awards and Gala will take place on May 24 from 7pm to midnight in the Maryborough Hotel, Cork.

Speaking about the upcoming awards, Gillian Hennessy, President of Network Cork and PR and

Marketing Manager at Triskel Arts Centre said: "We were delighted to see so many entries this year. There is a fantastic shortlist of outstanding businesswomen who have contributed greatly not only to their companies but to their respective industries. We look forward to celebrating their successes in the Maryborough Hotel on May 24."

The award prizes are sponsored by Brown Thomas, Cork and MC on the night will be Cliona O’Connor, author of the LeanMeanMomma blog. Entertainment will be by She Said.

Tickets can be booked on Eventbrite. Tickets are €99 for members and €119 for non- members. Tables of 10 are also available – advance booking is required by emailing info@networkcork.com.

Winners of the Network Cork Awards will represent the Cork Branch at the annual National Awards which will take place in West Cork later this year.

Network Cork shortlist is as follows:

Loretta Kennedy from Glanmire showcasing her company Mama Bear Foods at the CIT Rubicon Centre New Frontiers Showcase in the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Pic DARRAGH KANE
Loretta Kennedy from Glanmire showcasing her company Mama Bear Foods at the CIT Rubicon Centre New Frontiers Showcase in the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Pic DARRAGH KANE

Emerging New Business:

Loretta Kennedy Mama Bear Foods

Ciara Smyth Leanún

Kate Dempsey Kinsale Mead Co.

Shirley Feeney, Shilrley's Beauty Clinic. Picture: Darragh Kane
Shirley Feeney, Shilrley's Beauty Clinic. Picture: Darragh Kane

Large SME:

Shirley Feeney - Shirley’s Beauty Clinic

Joelle Coade ACET Marketing Director

Ciara Crossan WeddingDates

Valerie Finnegan Cahill from Ikon Hair Design. Picture: Miki Barlok
Valerie Finnegan Cahill from Ikon Hair Design. Picture: Miki Barlok

Small SME:

Valerie Finnegan Cahill Ikon Hair Design

Kathy O’Dwyer Career Training Internships

Deirdre Corcoran Chapter

Annette Keane, ISC. Picture: Darragh Kane
Annette Keane, ISC. Picture: Darragh Kane

STEM:

Annette Keane LSC

Marguerite O’Sullivan Johnson & Johnson

Tanya O’Sullivan  GE healthcare


Laura Flanagan, Deputy Synthes. Picture Darragh Kane
Laura Flanagan, Deputy Synthes. Picture Darragh Kane

Employee - Shining Star:

Laura Flanagan DePuy Synthes

Marion Courtney Himalaya Yoga

Carmel Lonergan Cork International Hotel 

Niamh Hester is sales and account manager with WeddingDates.ie
Niamh Hester is sales and account manager with WeddingDates.ie

Employee - Rising Star:

Niamh Hester WeddingDates

Helen Walsh Employmum

Kate Clancy Franciscan Well Brewery

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