Caroline Dunlea of Core Optimisation, Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy of ApisProtect and Barbara McCarthy, CTO of Ding, were some of the big winners at the 2019 Permanent TSB Women In Tech Awards.
They were among the 14 women and companies honoured at this year’s ceremony, held in Dublin’s RDS on Thursday evening.
This year 368 women from 270 organisations were nominated for an award, making the job of the judges that much harder.
Caroline Dunlea, CEO of digital marketing agency Core Optimisation won the Enterprise Ireland Entrepreneur Award, while Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy, co-founder and CEO, ApisProtect, which uses IoT to protect the honeybee population took home the LEO Dublin Rising Star Award.
The Grace Hopper Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Barbara McCarthy, CTO of Ding, the world’s number one international mobile top-up platform.
“It is very humbling to be chosen amongst such a sea of incredible talent here in Ireland,” she said.
“Barbara McCarthy has set the standard for innovation and building best in class software in Ireland,” said Tracey Carney, Managing Director of Dublin Tech Awards. “On top of this she is an inspiration to other women across industries as a mentor at the 30% Club, and committed to finding innovative solutions to critical social issues through her work with the Social Innovation Fund Ireland.”
Accenture Ireland was named winner of the Diverse Company of the Year Award, sponsored by Permanent TSB, and Facebook Ireland won the HR Diversity Award, sponsored by PwC. The Women in Tech Initiative Award went to Connecting Women in Technology (CWIT)
Over 400 people from all levels and sectors of the tech community attended the event. As well as the awards there was a panel discussion on ‘How to foster a diverse an inclusive company culture’.