IRELAND’S MOST POWERFUL WOMEN: TOP 25 AWARDS

Celebrating Ireland’s Most Powerful Women

Congratulations to our 2018 Award Winners!

Congratulations to all of our Top 25 past Award Winners

2017 Top 25 Award Winners

ARTS, SPORT & ENTERTAINMENT

  • Selina Cartmell, Director, The Gate Theatre
  • Sharon Horgan, International Screenwriter
  • Annalise Murphy, Olympian

BUSINESS LEADERS

  • Catherine Duffy, Partner & Chairman, A&L Goodbody
  • Louise Foody, Global Marketing Director, Kingspan
  • Lucy Gaffney, Chairperson, Communicorp
  • Aisling Hassell, Global Head of CX, Airbnb
  • Carolan Lennon, Managing Director, open eir
  • Catherine Moroney, Head of Business Banking, AIB Ireland
  • Nuala Murphy, President, Icon Clinical Services, Icon plc
  • Grainne Quinn, Chief Medical Officer and EVP, Perrigo Company
  • Marguerite Sayers, Managing Director, ESB Networks Ireland
  • Julie Sharp, Head of Group HR, Bank of Ireland
  • Susan Whelan, CEO, Leicester City Football Club

ENTREPRENEURS

  • Marissa Carter, Founder, Cocoa Brown
  • Alison Cowzer, Co-Founder, East Coast Bakehouse
  • Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh, Founder, Sugru

FUTURE LEADERS

  • Ciara Clancy, CEO, Beats Medical

PUBLIC LEADERS

  • Eileen Creedon, Chief State Solicitor, Office of the Chief State Solicitor
  • Sharon Donnery, Deputy Governor (Central Banking), Central Bank of Ireland
  • Dee Forbes, DG, RTE
  • Justice Siofra O’Leary, Justice, European Court of Human Rights

TRAILBLAZERS

  • Danni Barry, Chef, Eipic
  • Professor Lydia Lynch, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Iseult Ward, Co-Founder & CEO, FoodCloud

WXN HALL OF FAME

  • Bronwyn Brophy, VP, Early Technologies EMEA, Medtronic
  • Sharon Buckley, Commercial Director, Musgrave
  • Rosaleen Burke, MSVP Quality, Boston Scientific
  • Caroline Keeling, CEO, Keelings
  • Siobhan Talbot, CEO, Glanbia plc
2016 Top 25 Award Winners

Arts & Culture

  • Anne Enright, Man Booker Prize Winning Author, Inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction
  • Louise Kennedy, Designer, Louise Kennedy
  • Camille Souter, Artist, Aosdána Member and Saoi

Business Leaders

  • Una Fox,Vice President, The Walt Disney Company
  • Rose Hynes,Chairman, Origin Enterprises plc and Shannon Group plc
  • Breege O’Donoghue, Group Director, Business Development & New Markets, Primark
  • Louise Phelan, VP, Global Operations EMEA, PayPal

Corporate Executives

  • Bronwyn Brophy, Vice President Early Technologies EMEA, Medtronic
  • Geraldine Casey, People and IT Director, Tesco
  • Dr Leisha Daly, Country Director, Janssen
  • Johanna O’Driscoll, Head of Group Financial Evaluation & Advisory Services, CRH plc
  • Marguerite Sayers, Managing Director, ESB Networks Limited
  • Mary Sheahan, Senior Vice President Global Integration & Country Manager Ireland, Perrigo Company
  • Niamh Townsend, General Manager, Dell Ireland
  • Helen Tynan, Director of People Operations, Google Ireland

Entrepreneurs

  • Anne-Marie Caulfield, Owner / Director, Caulfield McCarthy Group
  • Caroline Keeling, CEO, Keelings
  • Sarah Kent, CEO, Kentech International Limited

Public Sector Leaders

  • Helen Dixon, The Data Protection Commissioner
  • Ann Nolan, Second Secretary General, Department of Finance
  • Patricia O’Brien, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations and Other Organisations at Geneva
  • Liz O’Donnell, Chairperson, Road Safety Authority

Trailblazers

  • Mary Fitzgerald, Foreign Correspondent
  • Susan McKenna-Lawlor, Director, Space Technology Ireland Ltd
  • Margot Slattery, Country President, Sodexo Ireland, LGBTQ Advocate
2015 Top 25 Award Winners

Arts & Culture

  • Dorothy Cross, Artist, Kerlin Gallery
  • Dr. Veronica Dunne, Soprano; Founding Member , The Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition
  • Suzanne McAuley, Producer, Octagon Films

Business Leaders

  • Ellvena Graham,  Head of Ulster Bank NI & Managing Director of SME Banking, Ulster Bank Group
  • Anne O’Leary,  CEO, Vodafone Ireland
  • Louise Phelan,  VP, Global Operations EMEA, PayPal
  • Siobhán Talbot,  Group Managing Director, Glanbia plc

HSBC Corporate Executives

  • Bronwyn Brophy, VP, Early Technologies Europe, Covidien Europe
  • Rosaleen Burke, MSVP, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain and International, Boston Scientific
  • Helen Dooley, Group General Counsel, AIB
  • Christine Heffernan, Corporate Affairs Director, Tesco Ireland
  • Nicola McCracken, HR Director Talent Management & Reward, CRH plc
  • Fionnuala Meehan, Managing Director, SMB Sales for North and Central Europe, Google Ireland
  • Marie Moynihan,  Chief Diversity Officer & VP, Talent, Dell
  • Julie Sharp, Head of Group HR, Bank of Ireland

Entrepreneurs

  • Anne Marie Caulfield,  CEO, Caulfield McCarthy Group
  • Bernadette Gallagher,  Chairman, Pembase Holdings
  • Caroline Keeling,  Chief Executive Officer , Keelings

Public Sector Leaders

  • Anne Anderson,  Ambassador of Ireland to the United States of America, Embassy of Ireland, USA
  • Nóirín O’Sullivan,  Garda Commissioner, An Garda Síochána
  • Louise Richardson,  Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of St. Andrews
  • Julie Sinnamon,  CEO, Enterprise Ireland

Trailblazers

  • Philomena Lee,  Campaigner & Founder, The Philomena Project
  • Fidelma Macken,  Retired Judge, Supreme Court of Ireland
  • Joanne O’Riordan, Youth Campaigner

Hall of Fame

  • Cathriona Hallahan,  Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland
  • Ann Keenan,  Head of Group Human Resources, DCC plc
2014 Top 25 Award Winners

Arts & Culture

  • Kitty Holland, Journalist, The Irish Times
  • Orla Kiely, Founder, Kiely Rowan plc
  • Dearbhla Walsh, Film & Television Director

HSBC Corporate Executives

  • Sharon Buckley, Group Commercial and Supply Chain Director, Musgrave Group
  • Rosaleen Burke, Vice President, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain and International, Boston Scientific
  • Maeve Coffey, Head of HR, Noonan
  • Sarah Gallagher, Legal Affairs Director, Tesco Ireland
  • Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland
  • Orlagh Hunt, Group HR Director, AIB
  • Aisling Keegan, Executive Director and General Manager, Private Large Commercial Business, Dell UK
  • Ann Keenan, Head of Group Human Resources, DCC plc
  • Jennifer Kelly, Global Director, Real Estate and Facilities, Google
  • Maria Smith, Vice President & Assistant Corporate Controller, Oracle Corporation

Entrepreneurs

  • Judy Byrne, HR Director & Co-Founder, Crewlink Ireland
  • Ramona Nicholas, Joint Managing Director & Co-Founder, Cara Group
  • Marian O’Gorman, CEO, Kilkenny Group

Public Sector Leaders

  • Catherine Day, Secretary-General, European Commission
  • Ann Doherty, CEO, UL Hospitals
  • Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, European Commission
  • Laverne McGuinness, Chief Operations Officer & Deputy Director, HSE

Trailblazers

  • Anna May McHugh, Managing Director, National Ploughing Association
  • Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman
  • Orla O’Sullivan, Musician
  • Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Most Reverend Pat Storey, Bishop of Meath and Kildare, Church of Ireland

Hall of Fame

  • Maeve Carton, Finance Director, CRH
  • Anne Heraty, Chief Executive, Cpl Resources plc
  • Brid Horan, Deputy Chief Executive, ESB
2013 Top 25 Award Winners

Arts & Culture

  • Maeve Binchy, Writer
  • Barbara Dawson, Director, Hugh Lane Gallery
  • Caroline Downey Desmond, Co-owner and Director, MCD
  • Fiona Shaw, Actress

 

HSBC Corporate Executives

  • Anne Boden, Chief Operating Officer, AIB
  • Sharon Buckley, Group Commercial Director, The Musgrave Group
  • Maeve Carton, Finance and Board Director, CRH
  • Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland
  • Brid Horan, Deputy Chief Executive, ESB
  • Ann Keenan, Head of Group Human Resources, DCC plc
  • Eimear Kenny, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, ICON plc
  • Carolan Lennon, Managing Director, eircom Wholesale
  • Marian McGuinness, Facilities Services Director, Noonan Services
  • Kathryn O’Donoghue, Global Director of Insights and Improvements, Google

 

Entrepreneurs

  • Judy Byrne, HR Director & Co-Founder, Crewlink Ireland
  • Anne Heraty, Founder & Chief Executive, Cpl Resources plc
  • Marian O’Gorman, CEO, Kilkenny Group

 

Public Sector Leaders

  • Geraldine Byrne Nason, Second Secretary General, Department of the Taoiseach
  • Josephine Feehily, Chair of the Office of the Revenue Commissioners
  • Dr Susan O’Reilly, National Director, National Cancer Control Programme

 

Trailblazers

  • Anne Ebbs, Founder, The Paralympic Council of Ireland
  • Dr Miriam Hederman O’Brien
  • Claire Loftus, Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Christine Ourmières, Chief Executive, CityJet
  • Katie Taylor, Olympic Gold Medalist
2012 Top 25 Award Winners

Arts & Culture

  • Moya Doherty, Producer and Co-Founder, River Production Ltd.
  • Marian Finucane, Presenter, The Marian Finucane Show, RTÉ Radio 1
  • Garry Hynes, Founder and Artistic Director, Druid Lane Theatre
  • Edna O’Brien, Novelist

 

HSBC Corporate Executives

  • Maeve Carton, Finance Director, CRH plc
  • Tanya Clarke, Category Marketing Director, Diageo Ireland
  • Caroline Green, Director of Customer Services, Ryanair
  • Eimear Kenny, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, ICON plc
  • Avril McDermott, Human Resource Director, Ireland, Hewlett Packard
  • Margaret Morrissey, Country Human Resources Director, Abbott Ireland
  • Marie Moynihan, Vice President Global Talent Acquisition, Dell
  • Anne Sheehan, Sales Director, IBM Ireland
  • Melanie Sheppard, Finance Director, Pfizer Healthcare Ireland
  • Siobhán Talbot, Group Finance Director, Glanbia plc

 

Entrepreneurs

  • Anne Heraty, Group Chief Executive, CPL Resources plc
  • Mary McKenna, Managing Director, Tour America
  • Mary Ann O’Brien, Founder & CEO, Lily O’Brien’s

 

Public Sector Leaders

  • Anne Scott, Deputy President / Registrar, Dublin City University
  • Eilish Hardiman, CEO, Tallaght Hospital Dublin
  • Brid Horan, Executive Director, ESB

 

Trailblazers

  • Marie Cassidy, State Pathologist, Department of Justice and Equity, Forensic Science & State Pathology Services
  • Nóirín O’Sullivan, Deputy Commissioner, An Garda Síochána
  • Clare O’Leary, Adventurer
  • Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation ­ – Climate Justice
  • Máire Whelan, Attorney General, The Office of the Attorney General