ITN journalist, Jillian Godsil, makes the shortlist for Digital and Technology Businesswoman of the Year
Now in its 12th year, the IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards aims to recognise and celebrate inspirational women across all areas of the Irish business world. The overall IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Award is not open for nominations, but will be chosen from nominations to the other categories or on the judges’ own recommendations.
Jillian has held senior positions with global PR companies in Sydney, Singapore, London and Dublin. She was PRO of Iona Technologies (Ireland’s first company to float on NASDAQ). She changed the law in Ireland in 2014 and is a former European Parliamentary candidate (as an independent).
In addition to her role as regular contribution to ITN, Jillian is CEO of Blocknubie, and a co-founder and journalist in the Blockleaders.io. She freelances for Irish Tech News, Irish Central, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times. She has her own radio shows on DublinCityFM and EastCoastFM. Her first job after graduating from Trinity College was as a systems analyst with JP Morgan.
She is advisor to a number of ICOs, has been named a Crypto Queen by In Zero Conferences as well as listed in the 50 most influential women in the global blockchain rollcall. She is named amongst the top 10 people in Blockchain in Ireland. She was voted into the top 20 global Hedera Hashgraph Ambassadors in 2018.
She is a board member of the US Blockchain Association and of EOS Dublin. She keynotes and chairs blockchain events around the world – including Kiev, Austin, Muscat, Columbo, Dublin and London.
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Fran Rooney, chairman of Blocknubie says: “It is wonderful to see hard work and talent rewarded. Jillian has an excellent corporate career and is a role model for business women everywhere.”
Founder and COO Loughlin Nestor says: “Jillian is a global ambassador for technology. An innovator with the highest levels of commitment and dedication to advancing change in this sector, I am delighted to see Jillian Shortlisted for this award.”
Jillian Godsil, CEO, says: “This recognition of my work in fintech in general and blockchain in particular gives me huge pleasure. For the first time in my 30 year international career my age and my gender is a positive. I hope I can encourage more women – and more women of a certain age – to know that our careers can be just as long and as satisfying as our male counterparts.”
Clodagh Edwards, CEO of IMAGE Publications says: “As the IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards enters its 12 th year, it is becoming increasingly difficult to compile a shortlist from such an extensive line-up of significant individuals. We had more than 400 entries, across eight categories, with competition proving stronger than ever. The women who made this shortlist are extraordinary, and real game-changers in business. Congratulations to all.”
The full list of nominations for Digital and Technology Businesswoman of the Year is below
- Anna O’Hare, Director of Content, Web Summit
- Caroline Dunlea, Co-founder, Core Optimisation Limited
- Galvea Kelly, Global Vice President of Digital Strategy, Benefit Cosmetics LVMH
- Jennifer Taaffe, CEO, iZest Marketing Group
- Jillian Godsil, CEO, Blocknubie
- Joanne Kearney, Managing Director, GlowMetrics
- Rachel O’Donnell, Managing Director, The UX Studio
- Emma Walker, Managing Director of Ireland, Wachsman
- Sheena Bailey, CEO and Louella Morton, Executive Director, TestReach
- Tanya Grimson, Founder and CEO, maven46
- Nicki Hoyne, Founder, My Shining Armour
Celebrate these amazing women in business at the IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2018. Winners will be announced at a prestigious awards evening on Monday, November 19, at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin 4.
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