Network seeking the next Businesswoman of the Year in Cork

A scene from a previous hosting of the Network Cork Business Woman of The Year Awards, in the Maryborough House Hotel. (Photo. Darragh Kane)

Applications are now open for the prestigious Businesswoman of the Year Awards run by Network Ireland Cork.

The awards honour female professionals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation and success in their respective fields and celebrates the achievements and contributions of outstanding female entrepreneurs and professionals across the county.

Killavullen’s Cathy Fitzgibbon, vice president of Network Cork, will coordinate this year’s Businesswoman of the Year Awards.

“The Network Ireland Cork branch is full of talented and dedicated businesswomen, so we are here to champion and support our branch members as they step into the spotlight. In applying for these prestigious business awards, members get to seize the opportunity to showcase their accomplishments, inspire the next generation of trailblazers and contribute to the collective empowerment of women in business,” Ms Fitzgibbon said.

Applications for the Network Ireland Cork Businesswoman of the Year Awards are now being accepted online and the closing date is Friday, April 19.

The awards are divided into eight categories, ensuring there is a category suitable for every professional woman. Eligible candidates can apply across various categories, including Established and Emerging Businesswoman, STEM and Employee awards.

Susana Marambio, president, urged businesswomen across Cork to join the vibrant Network Cork community and submit their applications.  

“This is a call to all women in business: join Network Cork and apply for the Businesswoman of the Year Awards, where ambition, innovation and hard work are celebrated. With the support of LEO Cork City, South, North, and West through mentoring sessions, we offer you an opportunity to refine your application and enhance your chances.

“This is not just about winning; it’s an occasion to evaluate where you stand today and envision where you aim to be in the future. Apply by April 19th—it could transform your career or business,” Ms Marambio said.

Winners are chosen by a panel of business experts and the successful applicants will be announced at the annual award ceremony, taking place on Thursday, 23rd May at Cork’s Vienna Woods Hotel.

The judging panel are looking for women who understand business, who are passionate about their career and business, and who show a determination to succeed no matter what life throws at them. Award winners will go forward to represent the Cork branch at national level at the Network Ireland Businesswoman of the Year Awards later this year.