O'Donovan has spent her entire working career with the London-based family-run waste management business, which has a turnover of more than £14million and 140 employees.
Within the construction, waste and logistics industry, she is regarded as a champion for health and safety, training and environmental excellence.
Most recently, she is credited with having driven the firm's CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety) project, which culminated in three CLOCS safety trucks: a Volvo FL818 skip truck and DAF FA LF220 skip loader – both with lowered driving position and nearside lower door windows – and an MAN TGM BB skip loader, with revised suspension, again to lower the cab.
Other achievements include attaining the FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Gold standard for safe working practices and legal compliance for four consecutive years.
She is one of the few female participants in both FORS and CLOCS, and she is renowned for personally ensuring that her business continues to set precedents in its sector.
"I am extremely passionate about our industry and am committed to ensuring our business operates at the highest standards," comments O'Donovan.
"I would encourage other women to follow the lead of all of the Everywoman finalists – buck the trend and take on the challenge of what might be viewed as a traditionally male-dominated industry."
The FTA everywoman winners will be unveiled on 3 June 2015 at the London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel.
The awards, run by Everywoman, aim to encourage diversity and highlight the employment opportunities for women within the transport and logistics sector.