22 for ’22: Celebrating Swindon & Wiltshire’s Most Inspiring Women

By Anita Jaynes on 4 March, 2022

We’re celebrating Swindon and Wiltshire’s most inspiring women to mark International Women’s Day 2022 which this year takes place on Tuesday 8th March.

Through our social media channels, we asked our readers which women in our community inspire them and created a list of 22 for ’22. The list is printed in our Feb/March magazine and from Tuesday 1st March, each weekday throughout the month we are profiling and championing each of these fantastic women online and via our social feeds.

Today we put the spotlight on Denise O’Leary MBE.

Denise is the Founder of Purpol Marketing and an accomplished author. Her impressive CV includes a high profile in construction and she has also featured as a keynote speaker at the Big 5 Building and Construction Expo in Dubai several times, as well as for UK Construction Week. She is a respected international ‘Women in Construction’ ambassador, speaking at events on why women should consider construction as a career.

Denise has won multiple awards including 13 international Stevie Awards for marketing and entrepreneurship from 2019-2021, and her company was voted ‘World’s Favourite Marketing Agency’ in 2020. Last year she was also named among the Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs by F:Entrepreneur.

In December 2021, Denise was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to the construction sector.

To find out more about Purpol Marketing visit: www.purpolmarketing.co.uk

For more information about International Women’s Day visit: www.internationalwomensday.com This year’s theme is Break the Bias. Follow the conversation on social using the hashtag #BreakTheBias