Thursday 12 October 2017
WMB held its 11th annual Women Mean Business Conference & Awards in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel on 2nd October. The event recognises the achievements of businesswomen and entrepreneurs across Ireland. Prof Louise Kenny of the INFANT Centre was honoured with the WMB Woman in Technology Award for 2017 for her work as founding director of Metabolomic Diagnostics, a medical diagnostics company. Working with UCC, they are developing a breakthrough technology to provide predictive diagnosis of pre-eclampsia in early pregnancy. This technology has the potential to revolutionise prenatal care globally and save lives. In addition, it will dramatically reduce overall healthcare costs around the world.
Opening the event, An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD said: “With the variety of awards here today, we can see the breadth of women’s ingenuity and ability to perform at a high level in the business world… As Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation, I am now in a job where I will seek to ensure that women in business are the leaders in business”.