Female Achiever of the Year Award


Award sponsored by Ulster Bank

Vote for your favourite nominee by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and following the instructions. PLEASE NOTE: votes do not determine the final winners but help create awareness of the nominee’s shortlisting.


“Ulster Bank is delighted to sponsor the ‘Female Achiever Award’, which provides a platform to celebrate women who display exceptional vision and leadership. As a bank we place a huge importance on supporting female entrepreneurship and female business leaders, here in Donegal and across the country. With more women taking the step of starting their own business, or taking up senior roles in SMEs, we are ready to provide the support they need. We also want to ensure that their valuable contribution to their industry and the economy is fully recognised.” Ulster Bank – Sponsor – Female Achiever Award

The Motivation Factory – Nikki Bradley

Nikki, having been told she would remain on crutches permanently, set up an awareness campaign called Fighting Fit for Ewing’s in 2013. This campaign in addition to the physical challenges she has undertaken have centred around the importance of exercise for rehabilitation. In her most recent challenge Nikki climbed 4 peaks in 24 hours, on crutches.

Now, through The Motivation Factory, Nikki is well known across Ireland as a motivational speaker working with many large corporations who like her no nonsense, straight forward approach.

Crawford Gallagher Solicitors – Maureen Gallagher

Maureen Gallagher has just recently opened Crawford Gallagher Solicitors providing legal services to the local community in civil law, criminal law and psychiatric law.

Maureen was widowed at a young age in 1998 and she was left to bring up two very young children. She returned to education and completed the leaving certificate with the ETB. She then did a law degree at LYIT and passed the entrance exam to the Law Society before embarking on a two-and-a-half-year apprenticeship that meant balancing working, studying in Dublin and family life.

Pinehill Studios – Sarah Marie McDevitt

Pinehill Studios offers a variety of fitness and dance classes to all ages. Sarah Marie McDevitt has created a successful business for herself and a Pinehill Studios community that takes part in many events each year.

The annual event Dance Addictions, organized by Sarah Marie, has shown her commitment to the community. Now in its 5th year this is a great showcase for local and national dance talent and through it she has raised €40,000 for charities local to the studio.

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CLOSING DATE: Public view for the online vote closes at 10am, Monday 8th October 2018 and the final deadline is 10am, Wednesday 10th October

PLEASE NOTE: votes do not determine the final winners but help create awareness of the nominee’s shortlisting.