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Pippa O’Connor Wins Top Prize at VIP Power of Women Awards



Pippa O’Connor Ormond was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2023 Eir VIP Power of Women Awards on Friday

Founded in 2021 by VIP Publishing and sponsored again by Eir, this year’s awards were hosted by Maïa Dunphy and honoured over 100 of Ireland’s leading female entrepreneurs across 12 categories.

Business owners and nominees such as O’Connor Ormond, Suzanne Jackson, Helen Steele, Jennifer Zamparelli, Terrie McEvoy, Lisa Jordan were among the 200 people gathered at Dublin’s Anantara The Marker Hotel.

Awards were handed out the fields of fashion, beauty, wellness, digital & tech, creative, communications and more.

Guests were treated to a reception featuring Malfy cocktails and a Bottega rosé courtesy of Very, a specially designed meal by executive chef Gar Mullins accompanied by Santa Rita wines. 

The winners of Eir VIP Power of Women Awards 2023:

Fashion Retail (sponsored by Lindt)
Sinead Keary (Sinead Keary The Label)

Beauty Industry (sponsored by Dr. Hauschka)
Dr. Lisa Creaven & Dr. Vanessa Creaven (Spotlight Oral Care)

Hair Care (sponsored by Gerka Clinic)
Onagh Chira (Platinum)

Cosmetics & Skin Care (sponsored by Boots)
Jennifer Rock (The Skin Nerd)

Digital & Tech (sponsored by eir)
Mamobo Ogoro (Gorm Media)

Amy Buckeridge (The Publicity Loft)

Creative (sponsored by Aparto)
Helen Steele (Helen Steele)

Lifestyle (sponsored by VERY)
Ellie Kisyombe (Ellie’s Kitchen Home Edition)

New Founder (sponsored by Fenero)
Kim O’Sullivan (Brow Aid)

Wellness (sponsored by AYA)
Denise Kenny Byrne (The Head Plan)

Mamobo Ogoro winner of the Tech Award at the eir VIP Publishing Power of Women Awards 2023 at the Anantara Marker Hotel in Dublin. (Pic: Brian McEvoy)

Sustainability (sponsored by Great Lengths)
Fiona Parfrey, Áine Kilkenny and Lauren Duggan (Riley)

Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsored by Penneys)
Pippa O’ Connor

Photo: Pippa O Connor who picked up the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the eir VIP Power of Women Awards 2023 at the Anantara Marker Hotel in Dublin.

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