Dragons on board for glittering Network Galway Business Woman of the Year Awards

Network Galway Awards Committee Áine Kilgallon, Linda Forde, Barry O'Sullivan SVP Cisco Systems and RTE's Dragon's Den, Ciara O'Callaghan, Lorraine Scully, and Anna Holland pictured at the launch of the Network Galway ‘Women in Business’ Awards 2013. Photo Martina Regan

Network Galway Awards Committee Áine Kilgallon, Linda Forde, Barry O'Sullivan SVP Cisco Systems and RTE's Dragon's Den, Ciara O'Callaghan, Lorraine Scully, and Anna Holland pictured at the launch of the Network Galway ‘Women in Business’ Awards 2013. Photo Martina Regan

Ramona Nicholas and Barry O’Sullivan from RTE’s Dragons Den series will present the awards at this year’s ceremony. At the recent launch of The ninth Annual Network Galway Business Woman of the Year Awards. The ceremony will take place in The g Hotel, on Friday May 24 and promises to be a spectacular affair.

The evening kicks off at 7pm with a champagne reception and a great opportunity for networking, followed by a four-course dinner, presentation of the awards by Ramona Nicholas and Barry O’Sullivan with Gemma Ni Chionnaith of TG4 as MC and withdancing until late.

Speaking at the launch, Ciara O’Callaghan, President Network Galway said “The awards are about celebrating and recognising the amazing contribution that women have made and continue to make to business life in Galway.

“In these challenging times it is now more important than ever to support, encourage and celebrate our fellow women in business. Unlike other award ceremonies this one is "for women by women" and considering the high calibre of business woman in Galway. The winners from the first three categories are then put forward for The Network Ireland National Awards in October”

This annual event celebrates excellence and innovation in business. Previous winners have included Anne Flanagan, Galway Oyster Festival, Liz Cassidy, Irish Time Design, Patricia McCrossan, Galway Now and Hannah Kiely, H-C Financial Services.

Tickets are €65 for members and €75 for non-members. The dress code for the evening is cocktail wear. For tickets contact [email protected] or call or 087-2996253.

The awards will be presented to women who have made an outstanding contribution to business life in Galway in the following Categories:

(1 ) Network Galway Business Woman of the Year (Employee ).

(2 )Network Galway Business Woman of the Year (New Business ).

(3 ) Network Galway Business Woman of the Year (Self Employed ).

(4 ) Outstanding Galway Business Woman of the Year.

(5 ) Presidents Award.

The Business Woman of the Year Awards will go to individuals who, in the opinion of the Judges, have contributed significantly to their profession within their category. She will have a minimum of two years business experience (With the EXCEPTION of the New Business Award ) and will have displayed creativity, innovation and strategy in the achievement of goals. The purpose of the Network Galway Business Woman of the Year Awards is to recognise and celebrate the excellence that exists within our unique organisation.

 

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