The eir VIP Publishing Power Of Women Awards Are Back – Here Are 2023’s Nominees

They're back for a third year!

VIP Publishing is delighted to announce the return of our Power of Women Awards, to celebrate the best and brightest female entrepreneurs in Ireland, across the worlds of fashion, technology, beauty, lifestyle, wellness and more!

The eir VIP Publishing Power of Women Awards launched this week in Dublin’s Marker Hotel, where the event will take place on Friday, November 17th.

The winners will be decided by an expert panel and awarded at an exclusive lunch in the Marker in November, and profiled in the December issue of VIP magazine.

Our amazing category sponsors for the event include our title sponsor eir, as well as Lindt, Dr Hauschka, Boots, Aparto, VERY, Fenero, Malfy, AYA, Great Lengths, and Penneys.

Keep reading for the nominees in all categories…

Fashion Retail – sponsored by Lindt

  • Julie Peelo (Peelo Bags)
  • Sinead Keary (Sinead Keary The Label)
  • Fiona Heeney (FeeG)
  • Lia Cowan (LIA by Lia Cowan)
  • Nicki Hoyne (Nicki Hoyne)
  • Rosie Connolly (4th Arq)
  • Suzanne Jackson, Terrie McEvoy & Siobhan Murray (MANTRA Official)
  • Chupi Sweetman (Chupi)

Beauty Industry – sponsored by Dr. Hauschka

  • Linda Stinson (Bellamianta)
  • Marissa Carter (Cocoa Brown)
  • Kerry Hanaphy (Kerry Hanaphy Aesthetic Clinic)
  • Una McGurk (Seoulista)
  • Vanessa Gomes (Essences Day Spa)
  • Vogue Williams (Bare by Vogue)
  • Suzanne Fowler (14 Day Manicure)
  • Lisa & Vanessa Creaven (Spotlight Oral Care)

Hair Care award

  • Aine Kennedy (The Smooth Company)
  • Anita Donohue (Annutri)
  • Eileen McHugh (Hair Together)
  • Sabrina Hill (Kopper Hair Salon)
  • Katie Jane Goldin (Hair Talk/LanaiBLO)
  • Onagh Chira (Platinum Expert Hair)
  • Denise Phillips (Pelo Hairdressing)
  • Nancy Cavanagh (Belle Hair Extensions)

Cosmetics & Skin Care award – sponsored by Boots

  • Charlene Flanagan & Niamh Ryan (Ella & Jo)
  • Jennifer Rock (The Skin Nerd) 
  • Sonia Deasey (Pestle & Mortar)
  • Michelle Regazzoli Stone (MRS Glam)
  • Dr. Helena McMahon (Seabody)
  • Suzanne Jackson (SOSU Cosmetics)
  • Suzie O’Neill (Ayu Cosmetics)
  • Aideen Kate Murphy (True Beauty)

Digital & Tech award – sponsored by eir

  • Caroline O’Driscoll and Gillian Keating (iWish)
  • Cassie Delaney (Outcaster)
  • Dr Ciara Clancy (Beats Medical)
  • Mamobo Ogoro (GORM Media)
  • Fidelma McGuirk (Payslip)
  • Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy (ApisProtect)
  • Niamh Donnelly (Akara Robotics)
  • Maria Hall (Data Hub/Hub Planning)

Media & Communications award

  • Amy Buckeridge (The Publicity Loft)
  • Kathryn Mason (Masonry PR)
  • Rachel Sherry (Sherry Communications)
  • Joanne Byrne & Sinead Ryan (Presence PR)
  • Rebecca Burrell (Burrell Marketing & Publicity)
  • Valerie Roe (Valerie Roe PR)
  • Lindsey Holmes (Lindsey Holmes Publicity)
  • Sonia Harris (Harris PR)

Creative award – sponsored by Aparto

  • Audrey Hamilton (Audrey Hamilton Art)
  • Geraldine Carton (Geraldine Carton Art)
  • Helen Steele (Helen Steele)
  • Jenny Buckley & Carol Gunner (Tamber Media)
  • Jill Deering & Gill Henderson (Jill & Gill)
  • Debbie O’Donnell (Seahorse Media)
  • Doireann Healy (Begley & Bowie)
  • Lapree Lala (SouthSide Moves)

Lifestyle award – sponsored by VERY

  • Sadie Chowen (Burren Perfumery)
  • Heather Condron (Flowerpop)
  • Michele Bertoni (Verd Houseplants)
  • Ellie Kisyombe (Ellie’s Kitchen Home Edition)
  • Una Leonard (2210 Patisserie)
  • Tara O’Connor (The Designed Table)
  • Margaret Urbanowicz (Sómas)
  • Lizelle Joseph (Pillows & Patterns)

New Founder award – sponsored by Fenero

  • Aoife Matthews, Jennifer O’Connell and Louise O’Riordan (Sisterly)
  • Pauline Lowe & Sadbh Maguire (Candy Claw Clips)
  • Denise Walsh (Curly Co)
  • Karen Birney (Miss She’s Got Knits)
  • Jennifer Zamparelli & Bernadette Byrnes (HairPeople)
  • Lisa Jordan (Edit Row)
  • Kim O’Sullivan (Brow Aid)
  • Judy Gilroy (Clossy)

Wellness award – sponsored by AYA

  • Kylie O’Donoghue (FemFuelz)
  • Laura Dowling (fabU)
  • Dervla O’Rourke (
  • Dr. Caomihe Hartley (Menopause Clinic)
  • Aoibhin Garrihy & Sharon Connellan (BEO)
  • Kathryn Thomas (Pure Results)
  • Denise Kenny Byrne (The Head Plan)
  • Roz Purcell (The Hike Life)

Sustainability award – sponsored by Great Lengths

  • Fiona Donnellan (Sustainable PR)
  • Fiona Parfrey, Áine Kilkenny and Lauren Duggan (Riley)
  • Rachel Hennessy (Happy Days)
  • Aoife McNamara (Aoife McNamara)
  • Lorraine Keane (Fashion Relief)
  • Faye Rochford (FéRí)
  • Sharon Keilthy (Jiminy Eco Toys)
  • Hannah and Rachel Dare (Organico)

Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by Penneys