Dell employee scoops top business award

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

A LIMERICK woman is celebrating after scooping the top prize at a prestigious awards ceremony.

A LIMERICK woman is celebrating after scooping the top prize at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Judith Browne, a product data director at Dell’s Raheen plant, took the Microsoft sponsored WMB Woman in Technology Award.

She received her prize from Social Protection Minister Joan Burton.

As a member of the Dell Strategy team, Judith is active in leading programmes that support the development of the campus and ensuring that the Texan computer giant continues to be a key development location for the company globally.

Judith joined Dell 12 years ago, and has supported the personal development of over 350 managers and has contributed to over $78 million savings in business process improvements, when she had responsibility for the Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Business Operations functions.

Elsewhere, Mary Rose Burke, divisional pharmacy manager for Boots Ireland, won the overall WMB Businesswoman of the Year Award 2011.

Meanwhile, Lisa Domican of Grace App Communication won the WMB Big Idea Award for her communication app that allows non-verbal people with Autism and other disabilities to communicate effectively through an affordable, accessible and adaptable medium.

Meanwhile, Joan Freeman of Pieta House, which has a base in Mungret, won the Newstalk WMB Social Entrepreneur of the year Award and Colette Twomey, Clonakilty Blackpudding Co. won the Cisco WMB Entrepreneur of the Year Award.