Comment: Women’s business achievements finally being recognised

A PR company owner reflects on being the only woman nominated for a prestigious award in 2001, progress has been made since but there is still much to do

16th November, 2020
Comment: Women’s business achievements finally being recognised
Some of the, almost, all-male nomination line-up for the 2001 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards

Nicola Mitchell, the Life Scientific founder and ceo, was named winner of the 2020 EY Entrepreneur of the Year last Thursday evening.

Every year the Irish final of the prestigious business programme comes round, and every year I allow myself that little feeling of self-satisfaction and pride that my younger self once courageously rocked-up to that gala presentation, confident I could win.

In 2001, a young married Sharon Kennedy, who had set up a pretty ground-breaking...

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