We’re still riding the IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year wave which dominated the website, your social media and our lives the last few weeks, culminating in an award ceremony last Monday from which our tweeting fingers are still cramped. It’s very difficult network with prosecco in one hand and a smartphone in the other. However, while we perform amateur physiotherapy at our desks every few hours, we’re still basking in the glorious feedback our devoted readers and impressive attendees have been flooding our inboxes with. Whether you felt gratitude to all the other hardworking women in the room or inspired to see yourself on next year’s nominees list, the one unanimous feeling was the jaw-dropping approval of our choice of winners. Especially our IMAGE Overall Businesswoman of the Year, Anne Heraty.
As the CEO of Cpl Resources plc, Anne Heraty is a recognised leader in workforce solutions, specialist recruitment, managed services and outsourcing. Her company has an annual turnover in excess of €390 million and over 650 permanent employees. It survived the dot.com crash in the late nineties and in any one week, Cpl also has around 10,000 temp/contract staff under management in customer sites. Heraty’s company has expanded through both strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Anne has won numerous awards, and her company was ranked as “best place to work 2015” in the large organisation category. She is the deputy president of IBEC, the Chair of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Ireland, and a supporter women in start-up businesses through her involvement in Going for Growth, an initiative for women in young companies with huge potential.
With 25 years experience in the industry and the first female CEO of a plc in Ireland, Anne’s words are ones you owe yourself to hear.
Get you tickets here. Joining us next Monday morning is also Kathryn Thomas, television personality and fitness entrepreneur, and Sara Mitchell, co-owner, Poulet Bonne Femme and IMAGE Entrepreneur of the Year.