100 WOMEN OF 2021
In this list, selected by our panel of Irish Examiner writers and columnists, you will find women in Ireland who are choosing to challenge perceptions to change the world.
Annemarie O'Connor, Fashion Editor
Alison O'Connor, Columnist
Helen O'Callaghan, Columnist
Jess Casey, Education Correrspondent
Sonya Lennon, Social Entrepreneur
Suzanne Harrington, Columnist
Elaine Loughin, Deputy Political Editor
Gemma Kelleher, Head Of Media Solutions
Dr. Naomi Lavelle, Health Columnist
Denise O'Donoghue, Feature Writer
Anna O'Donoghue, Social Media Manager
Clodagh Finn, Columnist
Sheila Reilly, Head of Editorial Development
Deirdre O'Shaughnessy, News Editor
Michelle Darmody, Columnist
Darina Allen, Columnist
Irene Feighan, Editor of Feelgood
Bríd Stack, Columnist
tweet, in January of this year, by Irish Examiner contributor Sonya Lennon sparked a conversation. Responding to a list of 30 women under 30, Lennon asked, “why not 50 under 50”. The world is learning that placing limits on women is always a bad thing, so we decided to make 2021 the year of an inaugural list: the Irish Examiner 100 women, with no limit on age or achievements.
You will find scientists and doctors and sportswomen and knitwear designers. You will find mothers and daughters and sisters and friends.
After a year where we have been challenged beyond anything we could have imagined, this list will give you 100 reasons to have hope for our future.