IT Sligo lecturer nominated for businesswoman of the year

A lecturer in IT Sligo has been nominated in the prestigious Image magazine Businesswoman of the year awards.

Joanna Sweeney is a lecturer in tourism & marketing at the college and has been included on the shortlist for social entrepreneur of the year.

The category is shortlisted from a pool of over 400 people and Joanna has been nominated for devoting over 10 years to pioneering community engagement education, volunteerism, social management and fundraising over 60 thousand euro for the charity sector.

The awards are given out on Monday, November 21 in Dublin.

Speaking to me earlier Ms. Sweeney said it is rare that somebody outside of the direct business world receives a nomination.