Anna Dobson– Love Mo Chuisle
For Anna Dobson – founder of Irish fashion brand Love Mo Chuisle – her three children are her inspiration. The name itself translates to “Love My Darlings” which is what she calls her three small boys to this day.
Clodagh Shannon– Nonna Diary
Nonna Diary started as a hobby to inspire Kerry woman Clodagh Shannon on her own weight loss journey. Formerly a Kindergarten teacher in Abu Dhabi and hotel receptionist, the Killarney native took a leap of faith to establish her business in May 2018 having noticed a gap in the market for the quirky, motivational fitness and weight-loss diaries she designs.
Emily Brick– Athena Analytics
Emily Brick turned her passion for data into a business by building a suite of analytics products to help schools analyse their students’ exam results, to support students and help them achieve their academic potential.
Erica Hargaden – Babogue
Trying to get a baby into a sleeping routine is challenging for all new parents, whether it’s their first time or their fourth time. When Erica Hargaden found a sleeping routine that worked for her own three kids, she found friends coming to her for advice. This led her to train as a Paediatric Sleep Consultant and set up her own practice, Babogue.
Gerardine Ryan – Allwoman
After a long and varied career in the beauty sector, Gerardine Ryan saw an opportunity to use her skills and knowledge to bring benefits to cancer patients.
Joan Mahon– Elevate HR & Coaching
Joan’s journey into entrepreneurship started largely by accident when she took a leave of absence in 2017 to finish a Master’s in Business Practices with the Irish Management Institute and was offered freelance consultancy work within two days of her leave commencing.
Michelle Moyles– Ignite Design & Marketing
A love of art from an early age has blossomed into a successful career in Graphic Design for Michelle.In 2017, she decided to craft her own path with the establishment of Ignite Design & Marketing – specialising in graphic design, marketing and web design.
Nicola Grills – Grills Spirits
With the world experiencing a new gin craze in the last few years, it can be hard to break into the market, but Nicola Grills’ unique creation has become an award-winning gin less than a year after launching.
Síle Headen– Machado Men’s Grooming
Having spent ten years working in female cosmetics, Laois woman Síle Headen came to a realisation – she had had enough of it! She was tired of what was on the market for women and a visit to a Hamburg tradeshow solidified what she already knew. High-quality, natural skincare options for men are nowhere near as plentiful as those for women.
Susan Bourke– LegalRSS.ie
Susan Bourke was training solicitors in digital marketing when she noticed many were struggling to market their firms online. So, she set up LegalRSS.ie, a powerful yet simple online marketing platform specifically for lawyers and legal services businesses in Ireland – a unique service in this country.