Deirdre Lyons, CEO and founder of Examfly, is the 2022 winner of the Sodexo WMB Female Newcomer Award, which has been sponsored by the company since 2015. Deirdre was presented with the Award by Deirdre Saunders, client relationship director at Sodexo Ireland at the ceremony in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin in May 2022.

As part of the Award, the company will be providing sessions with a suitably qualified Sodexo mentor to Deirdre, to support her professional and business development objectives.

Commenting on her win, Deirdre Lyons said,

I’m honoured to win this award and grateful to WMB and Sodexo for their support.  I’m standing on the shoulders of the many amazing women who have blazed a trail before me, and I look forward to ‘paying it forward’ by mentoring other female founders along their paths.  Success, to me, is about making a positive dent in the universe, however small. I hope to do this through the products we create, the people I mentor, and being a good role model for other female entrepreneurs.

Examfly is an education technology start-up that is transforming the learning model for professional exams and continuous professional development. Working with subject matter experts, software developers, animators and game designers, Examfly creates a learning experience optimised for skill acquisition and reinforcement. Trusted by Big 4 firms, and large educational bodies, the Examfly Platform has earned rave reviews from students who say it makes learning quicker and more enjoyable.

Photo shows (left to right): Rosemary Delaney, WMB, Female Newcomer Award winner, Deirdre Lyons of Examfly and Deirdre Saunders, Sodexo Ireland

Deirdre Saunders, client relationship director, Sodexo Ireland said:

Congratulations to Deirdre Lyons, who joins an exemplary line of female entrepreneurs who have won this Award over the years. We’re delighted to have sponsored this category over the past seven years. Support of the Awards is central to our ongoing commitment towards supporting and mentoring SMEs to grow and develop their businesses and empower women in our communities.

Established in 2006 by Rosemary Delaney, is the business platform for working women. It is dedicated to tackling the issue of gender in the workplace, to promoting Irish female entrepreneurs and to featuring inspiring female business leaders and role models.


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