SUBMISSIONS for Network Cork’s 2017 Business Awards are well underway. Women in business across multinational and Irish-owned business, service industry, the professions and arts and culture are invited to participate and they still have time before the closing date of April 14.
Speaking at the announcement of the guest speaker for the swards night, Network Cork President, Ciara Wilson, was delighted with the level of interest and number of applications received to date.
“This will be a great year for the Business Awards. The anticipation is building, the competitive spirit among Cork’s business women is all fired up and it is perfect timing for us to announce that we are greatly honoured that Sinead Kane will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Awards night on May 19.
“Sinead is an inspiration to us all. She has faced challenges and adversity in her life yet she possesses an indomitable spirit and positive attitude that has driven her to achieve and succeed both personally and professionally.” Sinead Kane is no stranger to being in the spotlight having achieved global acclaim in January, 2017, when she made history becoming the first visually impaired athlete to complete the World Marathon Challenge — seven marathons on seven continents in seven days..
The Network Cork Business Awards has six different categories: Emerging New Business; Employee; Social Enterprise, Arts, SME < 10 employees; SME >10 employees.