Women in IT Awards Ireland 2019 winners announced

The second iteration of Ireland’s Women in IT Awards, the night was one of celebration and recognition of female representation in IT.

The event was part of Information Age’s wider Women in IT Awards campaign, which was launched in 2015, and also includes ceremonies in London, New York and Singapore.

Women make up just 19% of Ireland’s tech sector, and although Irish women in tech are the second-best paid in the world, their income remains behind their male counterparts, these days by a margin of almost a fifth.

Organised in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), awards on offer last night recognised current trail-blazers within the industry, as well as role models of the future, with categories such as Woman of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, and Rising Star of the Year.

Other sponsors of the ceremony included Google Cloud, Red Hat and Salesforce.

The host for the night was actor Kathriona Deverux, and there was a keynote speech on the night by Accenture Managing Director, Dr Michelle Cullen.

Kathriona Deverux (top photo) and Dr Michelle Cullen (bottom photo)

The Winners

Advocate of the Year: Coral MovasseliGirls in Tech Dublin

Young Leader of the Year: Caoimhe KennedyCiti

Employer of the Year: Accenture

Future CIO of the Year: Ciara TobinMercer

E-Skills Initiative of the Year: Vodafone Ireland

Digital Leader of the Year: Maria O’LoughlinHSE Health Service Executive

Business Role Model of the Year: Sarah CunninghamMastercard

Business Leader of the Year: Brid QuigleyIrish Life

Innovator of the Year: McKesson

Rising Star of the Year: Áine UsherEricsson

Security Champion of the Year: Edel BriodyVodafone Ireland

Data Leader of the Year: Hilary DelanyBank of Ireland

Transformation Leader of the Year: Ruth KennedyRevenue

CIO of the Year: Michelle KearnsCaredoc

Entrepreneur of the Year: Fidelma McGuirkPayslip

Woman of the Year: Barbara McCarthyDing

Headline Sponsor

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Category Sponsors


Hays Recruitment

Red Hat


Google Cloud




Bank of Ireland


New Relic


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Aaron Hurst

Aaron Hurst is Information Age's senior reporter, providing news and features around the hottest trends across the tech industry.