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Mayo businesswomen recognised at gala awards


WINNERS ALRIGHT  Pictured at the Network Ireland Mayo branch awards were, back, from left: Siobhán Scally, Great National Hotel, Ballina; Martina Calvey, Calvey’s Achill Mountain Lamb; Paula McNicholas, Lean Strategies Ltd and Ger Hogan, author. Front, from left:  Anne Conlon, All About Sales and President, Network Mayo amd Stephanie Coyne Face Aesthetic Clinic, overall winner.

Network Ireland Mayo Branch last week announced the winners of the Mayo Businesswoman of the Year awards. Six awards were presented to outstanding female business leaders in Knockranny House Hotel at the Gala Dinner and Business Awards 2019.
Stephanie Coyne of Face Aesthetic Clinic was crowned overall Mayo Businesswoman of the Year 2019. The SME Award (business with more than ten employees) went to Martina Calvey of Calvey’s Mountain Lamb; the Emerging New Business of the Year award also went to Stephanie Coyne, Face Aesthetic Clinic; the Employee of the Year award went to Siobhán Scally, General Manager, Great National Hotel, Ballina; the Arts award went to Ger Hogan, author and the STEM Award (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths) went to Paula McNicholas of Lean Team Strategies Ltd
The Network Ireland Mayo Businesswoman of the Year awards celebrate the excellence, professionalism, vision and leadership of women all over Ireland. The Mayo winners will now go forward to compete at the Network Ireland National Business Awards in September. There are eight categories in total.
President of Network Ireland Mayo, Anne Conlon said: “The awards are such a great opportunity for us to celebrate the exceptional business women in Mayo. We had so many entries this year across all categories and the standard of the applicants was exceptional.
“It is so important to develop a positive and resilient mind-set to conquer the challenges we as businesswomen encounter. Our awards are a fantastic, inspiring way to celebrate the successes of these women and a great way to learn and connect with other women in business.”
Anne added that each event is an opportunity to learn and support each other as members of the network.
“Through this support it’s amazing what we can achieve together.  I want to help and support our members, to empower women to step up to the challenge, to be ready to seize opportunities as they arise, to be confident, to seek out and go for that promotion, apply for that grant application, sit on state boards, to take more risks and to feel confident to say ‘yes I can’ not ‘I might’ or ‘maybe’,” concluded Anne.

MPU Mayo