Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards 2017

The Annual Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards took place at a Black Tie Gala Ceremony on Friday June 9th in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee, County Kerry. Organized by Margaret Kissane Publisher and Editor of Kerry’s only monthly lifestyle glossy publication, Connect Magazine, the Awards celebrated and recognized the enormous entrepreneurial talent and success of women who both own and manage businesses in Kerry. There were 15 Overall Award Categories as attached, with a number of special awards been awarded for achievers in the room. Over 300 guests descended on the hotel to celebrate the work women in business do around the county. Some of the highlights of the night were
The Community Champion award. This was created this year to recognize those volunteers in the county that make a difference every day. It had 7 finalists as Mary Dolan, Gillian Wharton Slattery, Ann Leahy O Shea, Fidelma O Leary, Eilish Stack, Ciss o Connor, Mairead Fernane. The overall category winner was Mairead Fernane, but all other 6 were honored with an appreciation award from Connect for their service to their community.
Most inspirational Business Woman Award went to Caroline McEnery of the HR Suite while the main award of the night the Lifetime Achievement Award went to Anne Foley of Nicks Restaurant Kilorglin.
Margaret Kissane, Publishing Editor, Connect Magazine “The Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards was once again a wonderful success, now in its third year it’s wonderful to see so many new business women join us each year. We are delighted to be able to Honor what they do around the county on a daily basis and that is the reason these awards were created. We wish all our winners and everyone who participated continued success in the future.