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Monday, 10 September 2018 14:47

Siobhan Lawless nominated for Women Mean Business Award 2018 Featured

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Matheson WMB Female Entrepreneur Award 2018 as part of the Women Mean Business awards which are now in their 12th year.  


"When I first started baking in 1998, I never imagined that I would be nominated for an award like this. The Foods of Athenry has won over 60 taste awards since we started and this is a first time nomination for myself. As an ‘accidental entrepreneur’  I’m flattered and delighted. Baking and consumer needs have changed so much over the years that I have often thought of writing a go-to "how to” baking book. 

Other than the dream of writing THE baking book, we lovingly continue to bake daily in our Galway bakery, providing our customers with the highest standard free-from bakery products. Operating from the premise that "Good food promtes good health" we won’t sell products that we wouldn’t feed our own children; and it shows in the range of products and the amazingly wonderful fans we have out there on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and Google+". 

The theme for WMB’s 12th annual Conference & Awards is ‘A Different Perspective’. 

There is beauty in a world where diversity – of beliefs, customs and perspectives, are allowed to flourish. Imagine if we were all the same, if we went about our business with similar attitudes, with limited awareness. All it takes is having a different perspective, a broader perspective and you suddenly have limitless possibilities.

“The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around?”  Oprah Winfrey

Business ideas are generated because there are people who ‘dare to dream’.  Of course, it takes a host of traits to bring an idea forward to create a successful business.  You could say it takes a different perspective.  Just think about such incredible women as J.K. Rowling and her ability to dream up Harry Potter; Sarah Blakely who invested her life savings to launch SPANX or Oprah Winfrey who founded the Oprah Winfrey Network.

You can read about some amazing businesswomen and female entrepreneurs on our website –  You can also meet and mingle with some wonderful women at our upcoming conference & awards.  This is a day to reflect, to connect and be inspired.  Join us, listen to our wonderful speakers, congratulate our fantastic finalists and applaud our Award winners at this year’s WMB Conference & Awards on October 8th.

Awards Trophies 2017


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