The inaugural Irish Women’s Awards 2019 welcomed over 200 guests at the Crowne Plaza Dublin Blanchardstown Hotel, on Monday 21st of January in an exclusive celebration dedicated to women.
The awards ceremony aimed to showcase the contribution of women to various industries and professions such as Law, Medicine, Technology, Arts, Sport, Education and many more. The awards also provided a platform to thank and recognise meritorious ladies for their attributions to our society as well as for the exceptional work they carry out daily that often remain un-known or even un-appreciated.
The black-tie event was hosted by the Award-Winning Radio Broadcaster, TV Producer and Author, Aideen Hand. She welcomed on stage inspirational leaders, scientists, artists, charity workers and many other women who have excelled at the forefront of their industries. The atmosphere was electric.
The competition was fierce but Wendy Stunt of Go DigiCard was crowned winner in the “The Entrepreneur of the Year category and took the trophy home.
Wendy told Business Cork;
“I am thrilled to have won this award and to be acknowledged among so many other successful women. Women are sometimes expected to do it all and have it all. That is immense pressure. I can work 60/70-hour weeks sometimes, so I am bringing this award home to my Husband and 3 Children as without their support I wouldn’t be able to do what I do. I hope to inspire other female entrepreneurs to chase their dreams and realise their greatest ambitions. This is a great start to 2019”
A Spokesperson for the Irish Women’s Awards 2019 said:” We are delighted to have acknowledged successful women from across Ireland who have managed to stand out among the rest in their profession. It is a pleasure to see that empowered women, empower women and this memorable ceremony highlighted exactly that.