Dr. Lisa and Dr. Vanessa Creaven have been named as Irish Tatler's Business Women of the year 2020.
First staged in 2001, the Women of the Year Awards has a legacy of recognising Irish women’s achievements, pushing boundaries each year to spotlight remarkable vision and to spark urgent conversations surrounding Irish women’s place in society, in the workplace and the wider world
The Creaven sisters, who celebrated four years in business this September, were named among 12 Irish women of the year in their respective fields. Covering areas such as the arts, fashion, STEM and media.
From the Sunday Business Post Rosanna Cooney writes:
Vanessa and Lisa Creavan founded Spotlight Oral Care in 2016 and what started with the Creavans wanting better and cheaper whitening solutions for their dental patients in the west of Ireland has exploded onto the international market. The sisters are now managing multi-million euro investments while creating a new understanding of the need for toxin-free and sustainable oral care.
Dr. Lisa and Dr. Vanessa said: "We are thrilled to be named as Irish Tatler's Business Women of the year 2020 among so many inspiring Irish females. Spotlight Oral Care has seen exponential growth over the past 12 months and this is testament to the work put in behind the scenes to achieve the ambitious vision we had when we started this journey four years ago!"
Despite the pandemic, they signed a deal this year with CVS, Ultra Beauty and Target to bring their products to thousands of stores across the United States. “Irish people tend to underrate themselves, something that doesn’t do us any favours in the US. It doesn’t serve us to be modest,” Vanessa says.
“You have to think, why wouldn’t you be the person to do it? It is never about being the smartest person in the room, but about having the grit and resilience on a daily basis.”