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Mayo Business Woman of the Year Awards 2021

25 June, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm





The Network Ireland Mayo Business Woman Awards 2021 will take place on Friday 25th June in Mount Falcon, Ballina. Midwest Road will broadcast the event live from 3pm so family, friends and colleagues can join in the celebrations. Congratulations and best wishes to all the finalists!

Meet our finalists:

Emerging New Business

Carol Banks – Feng Shui.

A visit to China and more especially the Ming Tombs in the early 2000’s inspired my interest in Feng Shui and I became a practitioner almost 10 years ago. My passion is to help people balance the energy of their homes and environment to bring health, harmony and prosperity into their lives.

Barbara O’Flaherty – Lets Get Digital.

Barbara has 16 years of experience in all elements of marketing & digital marketing across many business sectors. In Let’s Get Digital, she uses practical digital strategies like Paid Search, Search Engine Optimisation, Paid Social, Display Advertising, Email Marketing, & Conversion Optimisation to receive the maximum value for her client’s budgets.

Melissa Moore – The Retail Adviser

Melissa Moore is a Retail Consultant, Mentor and Trainer. Through her business, The Retail Advisor, she empowers retailers, Irish creators to reach their potential through sales growth and excellence in customer experience. In a training capacity, Melissa enables customer facing businesses to deliver superior customer experiences.

Established Business

Cora Mulroy Mayo Leisure Point

Cora Mulroy is Marketing Manager and Director of Mayo’s largest Entertainment Complex’s comprising of Mayo leisure Point, Mayo Movie World, Castle Leisure Club, Hogs Heaven Bar and Garbo’s Venue for over 27 year’s. Cora

Be Rowland – Scallyways Children’s Boutique

Be Rowland is the owner of Scallywags, a children’s clothing store with locations in Claremorris and Tuam.  She believes children should feel comfortable in what they wear and chooses styles and brands to make this possible. Born in Australia, she enjoys living in Mayo even though the sun doesn’t shine as much as she likes. 

Shining Star Employee

Edel Gavan – MSLETB

I am the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Coordinator at Mayo, Sligo, Letrim Educational and Training Board (MSLETB). I am responsible for developing and executing of MSLETB’S TEL Strategy. A key part of my role is to develop the capacity of Further Education and Training (FET) staff to use technology effectively for teaching, learning & assessment.

Solo Business Woman

Elaine Kennedy – Hawthorn Handmade Skincare.

Seeking a natural approach to skincare? Our products are handmade in the heart of the west of Ireland using 100% natural plant seed oils and butters blended with essential oils. Elaine is the maker behind the range. Taking inspiration from the rich natural heritage all around her, she created Hawthorn Handmade Skincare.

Laura McDonald – Eden Wellness

Laura is a clinical hypnotherapist from London, living in Mayo. She’s worked with clients all around the world for over 16 years. A wife and mother to 4 children, Laura is also a BWRT practitioner, qualied Personal Trainer, yoga teacher, author and runs her own hypnotherapy practitioner training school.

Louise Buckley – Claddagh House Luxury Self Catering Accommodation

I’m from Dublin and moved to Co Mayo in 2017 when I purchased Claddagh House to open as a bed and breakfast but I’m trading it as a luxury self catering accommodation for large groups of up to 18 people. I feel grateful to live in Mayo as it has so much to offer.

Maura Ginty – Gintax

Maura provides tax advice to Irish private business.  Her clients are at all stages of the business journey from startup to acquisition, retirement and family succession.  She also advises on matters such as investments, property sale and inheritances.

Sarah Hoban – OHS Consulting

OHS Consulting is an integrated safety solutions provider specialising in Consultancy, Safety Training, and Contract Placements.

OHS Consulting have a diverse client portfolio ranging from local SME’s to some of Ireland’s leading  Multi National organisations. Health and safety expertise is provided across manufacturing, construction, retail, pharmaceutical and government sectors alike.

Paula McNicholas – Lean Team Strategies

With 25 years experience Paula is a leading business consultant working with ambitious business owners significantly boosting productivity freeing up time for lucrative new projects and reducing stress. She does this through practical application of lean methodologies,  effective systems & processes and building a high performing teams through better leadership & communication.


Louise McDonnell

Louise is a social media trainer, coach, and speaker. She is Author of, “Facebook Marketing, The Essential Guide” and the bestselling “2021 Social Media Planner & Guide”. Louise is founder of SellOnSocial. Media, on online training platform. Since founding her business in 2009 Louise has trained 18,000+ people on using Social Media as a marketing tool.

Gill Berry

I am a strategic leader with 26 Years clinical experience. Founder PerCen Technologies, Co-founder OSVX (Open Source Volunteers Extended), Mother, Person centred Advocate, STEM educator, Innovator, Connector, Patient and community builder. Board member of EITHealth Alumni Coordinator for UK/Ireland, Expert panel for Spain. Head of Nurse experience with Hibernia College.



25 June
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mount Falcon Estate
Co Mayo, Ireland
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