RSVP Magazine

RSVP Businesswoman of the Week: Donna Ross – Owner of the Boudoir Boutique

The Boudoir boutique at 9 The linen Green, Moyagashel, Designer Village in County Tyrone has made a huge impact on the fashion scene in Northern Ireland and further afield since its formation in 2009. Donna and Anita Ross travel extensively to find labels that are exclusive to The Boudoir and cater for sizes petite to […]

Businesswoman of the Month: Martina McDermott, Founder of The Marketing Room

She’s a strong believer in self-motivation and surrounds herself with positive influencers. In her 20-year business career, Martina McDermott has delivered thousands of campaigns, from small budgets to multi-million euros across multiple industry sectors. Now she is bringing her expertise to SMEs nationwide, providing a specialist marketing service at a competitive price. What was your first job and how much were you paid? Don’t laugh, […]

Women in Business: Sonia Flynn, Co-founder of Roller

In this weeks Women in Business, Sonia Flynn fills us in on the success behind her company, Roller. Where it all began My business partner Orna and I had been talking for months about the need for a blow dry bar in the Dublin Docklands area and couldn’t figure out why no one had jumped […]

Women in Business: Dr Orla Grimes, The Beacon Clinic

Dr Orla Grimes specialises in Medical Aesthetics, a new trend in modern medicine aimed at improving physical appearance. Such is the demand nowadays that Medical Aesthetics is a recognised speciality in itself. Where it all began… I grew up in a house where my father runs his GP practice. After school I was often found in the […]

Women in Business: Shona McManus, CEO/Owner of Osborne Recruitment Consultancy

 In this weeks Women in Business, we chat to Shona McManus of Osborne Recruitment Consultancy. Here, she opens up about her career to date, the challenges she faces and life as a woman in the world of business.  Where it all began… After I finished secondary school in Loreto Convent, Navan, whilst I continued to work […]

Businesswoman of the Month: Shawna Scott, Owner, Sex Siopa

When she set up Ireland’s first health and design focused sex shop in 2012, the Seattle native worked day and night to make it a success. Now four years later, her well designed website and matter-of-fact blog have created a unique shopping experience that has customers returning for more. Did you have a mentor starting […]

Business Woman Of The Month – Ciara Clancy, CEO at Beats Medical

Ciara Clancy is the brains behind Beats Medical, a tech compnay that has created an app which turns your smartphone into a medical device that delivers treatment for Parkinson’s disease. What was your first job? I had a few different jobs growing up some were volunteer work in the community through sport but one of […]

Women in Business: Jessica Higgins, Marketing Executive EZ Living Furniture

Jessica Higgins is Marketing Executive in EZ Living Furniture, one of Ireland’s leading Irish Furniture and Interior Retailers. Established in 1998, EZ Living Furniture is opening its tenth store nationwide this month, as the Irish-owned family business goes from strength to strength in a competitive industry. Here Jessica gives us a unique insight into her […]

Leading Women in Business: Tara Donoghue Photography

Based just outside Killarney, Co. Kerry, Tara Donoghue Photography began making a visual impression seven years ago. Since then, the business has gone from strength to strength with Tara only recently returning from shooting a wedding in Sydney, Australia! WHERE IT ALL BEGAN I have always loved art, looking at and creating beautiful imagery is […]


Businesswoman Of The Month – Linda Thomas of Pure Results Bootcamp

After more than 10 years in business and marketing, fitness fanatic Linda moved home from LA earlier this year to join forces with her sister, RTÉ presenter Kathryn Thomas – and it’s been a meaningful experience so far. What was your first job and how much were you paid? Ha! Well, my very first job […]


Business Woman Of The Month – Mary Ann O’Brien

Mary Ann O’Brien – Founder of Lily O’Brien’s She has been passionately creating sweet treats since 1992, and now her brand is a firm favourite in homes across the country and further afield. Mary Ann O’Brien might be the heart of the Lily O’Brien empire – but she says it’s the commitment, passion and talents of […]


Businesswoman of the Month: Iseult Ward, Co-founder and CEO of FoodCloud

FoodCloud is a social enterprise created to tackle poverty in Ireland. It connects businesses with surplus food to charities in their local communities through an easy-to-use app.  What inspired you to start FoodCloud? When I was in my third year in Trinity I met Aoibheann O’Brien, co-founder of FoodCloud, at an event. We got talking […]


Women in Business: Liz Farrelly, Co- Owner, The Brow Artist

In this weeks Women in Business, we chat to Liz Farrelly of The Brow Artist. Here, she opens up about her budding business and the challenges she faces.   WHERE IT ALL BEGAN In our flagship studio in West Cork, The Powder Room. I began working and training with Lorna when I was about sixteen, learning […]


Women in Business: Ciara Flanagan, Plush Beauty

In this weeks Women in Business, we chat to Ciara Flanagan of Plush Beauty. Here, she opens up about her budding business and the challenges she faces.   Where it all began: I wanted to be a beauty therapist since primary school. I finished school, got a part-time waitressing job to pay college fees and […]

Deal of the Day: Topshop Shirt

Looking for a bargain? Look no further than this Deal of the Day offer from Topshop. This embroidered mustard check shirt is €42 and a perfect casual choice. Throwback to the ’90s with this grungy check shirt. Crafted from pure cotton, the soft silhouette is cut with a flattering curved hem and comes detailed an […]

Women in Business: Hollie Creedon, Cobblers Wardrobe

Cobblers Wardrobe, headed up by Hollie Creedon is a “Pre-Loved” shop, stocking high end luxury brands as well as fantastic vintage finds located in  Sandymount. Here, Hollie tells us all about her business ethic and the secrets to her success to date.  WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: Raiding my granny’s wardrobe! From a young age her and I […]

Business Woman of the month : Edel Kinane – Marketing Director of Just Eat Ireland

Edel Kinane – Marketing Director of Just Eat Ireland Edel Kinane has been working as a marketing professional for the past 18 years. Her impressive track record of experience includes working at Marie Claire in Sydney, Australia, before returning to Ireland to work for PepsiCo, Irish Distillers and Unilever, within a below the line agency. […]

Businesswoman of the Month: Mary Hopkins Chairman of Hopkins Communications

Entrepreneur Mary Hopkins has been described as “an icon of Cork business” by her peers and, after 25 years in the communications business, the accolade is well deserved, having built the company from the ground up. As chairman of Hopkins Communications – an agency that specialises in advertising, marketing, PR and events – she has […]