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Lead Entrepreneurs

The Lead Entrepreneurs are not, and cannot be, experts in every area of business but they have first hand experience of facing the challenges of growing a business. They all agree that if such support were to have been available to them when they were growing their business, they would have found it most beneficial. Each of these busy and successful woman give their time to the initiative in a completely voluntary capacity.

Louise Phelan

Louise Phelan is VP of Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) for PayPal leading a team of 110 employees across 10 sites in a region of over 120 counties. Louise is a non-executive Director at Ryanair and former President of the America Chamber of Commerce in Ireland.  Louise has been widely recognised for her contribution to Ireland including being named the Great Place to Work ‘Most Trusted Leader’ 2014 and being presented with the Sir Michael Smurfit Achievement Award by The Ireland Chamber of Commerce United States (2012).  She was also Business Woman of the Year 2013, as awarded at the Women Mean Business Conference, and was presented with an Outstanding Contribution to the Irish Industry Award by the (CCMA) in 2012.  www.paypal.com