Women in business honoured by UCC's Alumni Achievement Awards

Two of Ireland’s most successful businesswomen were last night honoured by their alma mater at the UCC Alumni Achievement Awards.

Women in business honoured by UCC's Alumni Achievement Awards

Intel technology and manufacturing group corporate vice-president Ann Keleher and Apple’s vice-president of European Operations Cathy Kearney each received the college’s illustrious Distinguished Alumnus Award.

In 1993, Macroom-born Ms Kelleher became the first ever female to receive a PhD from the National Microelectronics Research Centre, which is now part of the Tyndall National Institute at UCC.

Meanwhile, BComm graduate Ms Kearney has overseen the expansion of Apple’s European headquarters in Cork which employs more than 5,000 staff.

Broadcaster Matt Cooper also received the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

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