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Video: Belfast Telegraph Woman of the Year 2015 - Janet McCollum, Belfast Telegraph Businesswoman of the Year 

Janet Mc Collum was appointed to the role of CEO of Moy Park, Northern Ireland’s largest company, in January 2014. Janet has over 20 years’ experience in the food industry and has played a key role in the comprehensive reorganisation and restructuring of the Moy Park business. Over the last 15 years, the Moy Park business has grown sales revenue from £200m to over £ 1.4bn. It is now Northern Ireland’s largest company and one of the UK’s leading food companies, employing 12,000 people across the UK, Ireland, France and Holland. Credit: Belfast Telegraph

Video: Belfast Telegraph Woman of the Year 2015 - Kelly Gallagher, Sportswoman of the Year 

Kelly Gallagher won Britain’s first ever Winter Paralympic gold last March in Sochi, finishing first in the visually impaired Super-G competition. Kelly was one of 7 skiers from Great Britain at the 2010 Winter Paralympics and became the first athlete from Northern Ireland to compete in the Winter Paralympics. Last year, she was awarded an MBE for services to sport for people with visual impairment. Kelly's mother Margaret Gallagher picked up the award as Kelly was unable to attend. Credit: Belfast Telegraph

Video: Belfast Telegraph Woman of the Year 2015 - Maud Kells, Inspirational Woman of the Year 

Maud Kells made the headlines earlier this year when she was shot during a botched robbery in the Congo. By their mid-70s, most people have settled for a quieter lifestyle, but not this remarkable lady. Over many years, Maud, a nurse turned missionary, has selflessly devoted her time – even in the midst of danger - to helping the poverty-stricken people of the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. “Courageous”, “determined” and “resilient” are just some of the words used to describe her. Credit: Belfast Telegraph

Video: Belfast Telegraph Woman of the Year 2015 - Sister Olive Cooney, Woman of the Year in the Voluntary Sector 

The Belfast Telegraph Woman of the Year in the Voluntary Sector is Sister Olive Cooney. Sister Cooney could be described as Northern Ireland’s answer to Mother Teresa! Olive is part of the Dominican Sisters on the Falls Road and has been nominated for her tireless work as a volunteer at The Welcome Organisation. Although she is in her mid-80s with arthritis she runs the laundry, washing all the clothes for the homeless. And she does it all, full of joy and with a wonderful smile. Credit: Belfast Telegraph

Video: Belfast Telegraph Woman of the Year 2015 - Charleen Gordon, Woman of the Year in Education 

The Belfast Telegraph Woman of the Year in Education is Charleen Gordon. Charleen Gordon is Acting Principal of Knockbreda High School – a school which has had its fair share of problems in recent years. However, Charleen’s typical commitment, drive and belief in the school’s staff and pupils has helped navigate the school away from closure. Nothing gives Charleen more pleasure than one of her pupils choosing to do a college course or apprenticeship. We’re told that Charlene works night and day and treats her pupils like they are her own children. We can add courage to Charlene’s list of attributes – Charlene does all this while coping with crippling arthritis. Credit: Belfast Telegraph

Video: Belfast Telegraph Woman of the Year 2015 - Pamela Smyth, Woman of the Year in Hair, Beauty and Fashion 

With over 25 years’ experience, Pamela Smyth is the Lead Make-Up Artist on HBO’s Game of Thrones and one of the most respected and requested make-up designers working in TV and film in the UK. Her faultless precision, total professionalism and sharp wit make her a firm favourite on set with everyone from actors, directors and producers. Pamela also worked on BBC hit series The Fall. Pamela has her own make-up school and offers master classes covering everything from Prosthetic Effects to achieving the perfect Photo Finish. Credit: Belfast Telegraph

Video: Belfast Telegraph Woman of the Year 2015 - Author Leesa Harker, Woman of the Year in the Arts 

Author Leesa Harker has penned several hits in the couple of years, making her a household name in Northern Ireland. Her literary sensation 50 Shades of Red, White and Blue has been adapted for the stage resulting in sell-out shows around the UK. That success has been followed up with two other books - Dirty Dancin’ in le Shebeen and Maggie’s Feg Run. This incredibly talented woman even continued to write and stage her hugely popular shows while battling cancer. Credit: Belfast Telegraph

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