Datapac's Karen to battle it out for Women in Business Award
GENERAL Manager of Datapac Dr Karen O'Connor has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Women Mean Business: Woman in Technology Award 2017. Karen features alongside a number of other high profile business leaders who have impressed judges and matched the strict criteria required.
The prestigious awards celebrate diversity in business and recognise women in business for their outstanding and inspiring contributions. Karen was an obvious choice, as during her time at Datapac, she's enjoyed some major success. In her time as General Manager, she has transformed the managed services division, driving growth and innovation for the company, as evidenced in the recent €2.1million investment in the company, leading to the creation of 35 new jobs in Enniscorthy.
As well as strategic business development, Karen also has a specialist focus on the training, development and mentoring of colleagues and has championed work placement programmes for students and graduates which encourage young people to consider careers in STEM as the technology sector continues to grow.
As a director and board member of the Wexford Chamber of Commerce, Karen is also passionate about job creation in the local community and having recently completed her Doctorate in Business Administration at WIT, she is also committed to constantly bettering herself and learning.
The Women Mean Business Conference & Awards takes place on Monday, October 2 in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin and Karen will have a lot of support from friends and colleagues in Wexford as she aims to bring home the big prize.