Carrickmore Woman Wins at Women In Business Awards

A Carrickmore woman has lifted one of the top accolades at the 2015 Women in Business Awards.

A former staff commissioner for education and library boards, Deirdre Vaugh Daly won the award for advancing diversity in the workplace at the event in the Culloden Estate & Spa last Thursday. Speaking after she lifted the award, Mrs Vaugh Daly said, “I greatly appreciate this prestigious award, which I gratefully accept, not just for me, but for all those who believe in equality and the advancement of diversity in the workplace.

“I wish to acknowledge the contribution of my colleagues in the former staff commission and the five education and library boards for their role in the promotion of equality of opportunity and good relations in collaboration with the community, voluntary and trade union sectors, both in the workplace and the education sector more generally.”

Also speaking at the event, the chief executive of Women in Business, Roseann Kelly described the awards an acknowledgement and celebration of “the determination, success and contributions of women from the business community across Northern Ireland”.

“The Culloden was awash with inspirational women on Thursday evening from guest speaker Madam Justice McBride to each of our very worthy finalists – such fantastic role models not just for females in business but for the business community as a whole,” she said.

“Indeed everyone who attended the awards should be proud of the role they play and contribution they make, no matter how big or small, to Northern Ireland’s economy.

“These awards are all about shining a light on their achievements and encouraging the next generation of female business women to be just as inspired and successful.”