VIP Publishing is delighted to announce that the eir Power of Women Awards are back.
These awards celebrate the best and brightest female entrepreneurs in Ireland, across the worlds of fashion, technology, beauty, lifestyle, wellness and more!
The winners, decided by an expert panel and awarded at an exclusive lunch in Dublin’s Marker Hotel on November 18th, will be profiled in the December issue of VIP Magazine.
The Creative Award sponsored by John Frieda celebrates the women whose imagination and design have brought them to a new realm of creativity. Here’s a bit more information about our inspiring nominees…
Audrey Hamilton – Audrey Hamilton Art & Apparel
Easily recognisable for its wash of pastel colours and quirky subject matter, Hamilton’s passion for art is clear to see through her work.
With multiple collections to shop from, an Audrey Hamilton piece can be found hanging in many homes up and down the country. And if it’s not displayed on your wall, you can wear it, as Audrey HamiltonApparrel sells tonnes of t-shirts and jumpers with some of her most iconic artwork printed on them.
Always keen to give back, Audrey Hamilton Art also raises awareness and funds for worthy charities including Breast Cancer Ireland and World Wildlife Foundation.
Debbie O’Donnell – Seahorse Media
O’Donnell is the founder and Managing Director of Seahorse Media, a broadcasting and media production company specialising in lifestyle and engaging content.
With a career in executive television production spanning over two decades, in 2019 Debbie felt it was time to take things to the next level, so she established Seahorse Media.
Since then, the business has gone from strength to strength, working with CNN, Conde Nast, RTÉ, Brown Thomas and more. Along the way, many stories have been told and many viewers have been entertained, and this is just the beginning for Debbie.
Doireann Healy Art – Begley and Bowie
Healy launched Begley and Bowie in 2019. Based in The Kingdom of Kerry, the art and fashion brand has a pop-up shop in Kenmare where Doireann, an illustrator and screen printer by trade, sells her smile-inducing art and fashion pieces.
The venture came as a way to celebrate Ireland and its beautiful towns, cities and, famous exports.
Doireann’s pieces are loved by many, including a few well-known faces such as Amy Huberman and Muireann O’Connell. Its success is the result of not just her work, but the sustainability around them too.
Emma Fraser & Aislinn Lawlor – Not Another Intl
Set up in 2015, Not Another Intl is a management agency and production company.
They represent model talent and creative artists working across fashion and commercial industries around the world. With inclusivity at its core, Emma and Aislinn have grown a business from scratch which has pushed the boundaries of content creation in Ireland.
This progressive agency has created many global opportunities for the diverse talent pool Ireland has to offer. Fraser’s background is in vintage fashion, while Aislinn started this leg of her career managing the Dublin branch of the agency.
Georgie Crawford – The Good Glow
Crawford is a health coach and wellness speaker, and owner of The Good Glow.
She developed a large following online when she shared her heartbreaking breast cancer diagnosis in her early 30s, she then went on to develop a podcast and subsequent business designed to help and inspire those struggling with mental or physical health.
Now broadcaster Georgie has come out on the other side with a new look on life. Passionate about living a happy and healthy life Georgie has vowed to spread that message to those around her. From this, The Good Glow was born.
A community of women who support, listen to and learn from one another. Georgie’s brand, products, podcast and live events have inspired so many to live a full and healthy life.
Kristin Jensen – Blasta Books
Cookery editor and publisher Jensen is the brains behind Blasta Books. Bursting onto the Irish food scene in recent years, Blasta Books are cookbooks for everyone.
Explaining how their publications are different from your average cookbook, they say: “Blasta Books are to cookbooks what street food is to restaurants: they give people a fun, accessible and affordable way to eat exciting food.”
Released four times a year as a quarterly periodical series, popular editions include ‘The United Nations of cookies, ‘Hot Fat’, and ‘Tacos’.
Lisa Coen and Sarah Davis Goff- Tramp Press
Coen and Davis Goff are responsible for launching Tramp Press in 2014. The company aims to find, nurture, and publish exceptional literary talent.
They have a commitment to publishing “only the best and most deserving books” which is why they publish just a few books a year, all of which they know will get a reader’s heart racing.
They believe that people who love books want excellent writing and so it’s their mission to provide that to the Irish public. They elevate voices, particularly those who are in minority groups. In the 8 years since launching, they have both awards and accomplished writers under their belt.
Siobhan Lam – April + The Bear
Lam is the owner and creative director of April + The Bear. One of Ireland’s leading independent interior and lifestyle stores, April + The Bear sells everything from eccentric candles to chic furniture.
Siobhan, she says that the business was born from a need, “a need to find unusual and beautiful homewares in Ireland at affordable prices.”
The store itself can be found in Dublin’s Rathmines, but Siobhan’s clientele isn’t limited to the capital. Any home around the country can add some April + The Bear flair to it through their web store. One-click on the site brings will have you ‘oohing’ and ‘ahhing’, leaving you both delighted and inspired.