NWED October 18th
National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED) 2018 takes place on Thursday, 18th October, with 16 major female entrepreneurial events planned which will attract over 1,000 women in business and female entrepreneurs from across the country. This year the Local Enterprise Offices have organised a programme of events under the theme “From Local To Global”, aimed at inspiring and educating the next generation of female business leaders to take their local ideas and make them a global success.
A LEO Cavan evening event with supper, in association with Enterprise Europe Network, at Hotel Kilmore. Special Guest: Minister Heather Humphreys TD (Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation). Featuring: Mary McKenna of Tour America and Ann Rudden of Áine Handmade Chocolate.
A full day event organised by LEOs in Cork City, Cork North and West, South Cork and Kerry at the Meetings & Events Centre, Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Tivoli in Cork City. Featuring: Joan Walsh of Partnership International, Eleanor McEvoy of Budget Energy and Dragons’ Den, Rachel Sarah Murphy of Irish Film Academy and Free The Way Cleaning, Sharon McDermott of Ky Ky Kids, Ingrid De Doncker of iDDea, Estelle Power of Irish Door Systems Ltd., Michelle Keane of Mibeau Interiors and Margaret Kelly of Cork Chamber.
A LEO Donegal full-day event with networking lunch, in association with Enterprise Europe Network, at An Grianan Hotel in Burt, Co. Donegal. Featuring: Larissa Feeney of Accountant Online, Jenny Holloway of Fashion Capital and Fashion Enter in London and Maire Morris of Morris Fashion Consultancy.
A half-day event with networking lunch organised by LEOs in South Dublin, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and Dublin City at Citywest Hotel in Saggart, Co. Dublin. Guest Speakers: Oonagh O’Hagan – Meaghers Pharmacy, Helen Smyth of Facebook and Julie Sinnamon of Enterprise Ireland Featuring: Chiara Keating of Uniformal Ltd, Caroline Gleeson of BidRecruit, Síle Ginnane of Liberty Bell, Sarah-Jane Brangam of Cult Drinks with broadcaster Colette Fitzpatrick.
An afternoon tea celebration organised by LEO Kildare in association with Enterprise Europe Network and Network Kildare with panel of speakers and networking at the Celbridge Manor Hotel. Featuring: Sonia Deasy of Pestle and Mortar (Ambassador and Keynote Speaker), Nikki Collins of NMP Collins Innovations Ltd, Susan Sexton of Kildare Farm Foods and Special Guest former Government Minister, Mary O’Rourke.
A full day event organised by LEOs in Kilkenny and Carlow at Mount Juliet Estate in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. Featuring: Catherine Roycroft of Cartoon Saloon, Actress Deirdre O’Kane and Guinness World Record Holder and visually impaired Athlete, Dr. Sinead Kane.
A LEO Leitrim lunch-time event at The Landmark Hotel in Carrick-On-Shannon. Featuring: Aoife and Detta McNiffe of McNiffe’s Bakery, Norah Casey of Harmonia Publishing Group, and Orla Casey of Momentum Marketing.
A full day event with lunch organised by LEOs in Limerick, Tipperary and Clare at Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort in Co. Limerick. Featuring: Vicki O’ Toole of JJ O’ Toole Ltd, Marissa Carter of Cocoa Brown, Caroline McEnery of the H.R. Suite, Amanda Cahir O’Donnell of Tio Consulting, Dr. Mary Ryan (Consultant Endocrinologist), Aisling Maher (Milliner), Clodagh Cavanagh of Abbey Machinery, Valerie Murphy of Valerie’s Breast Care (President of Network Ireland Limerick), Aine Gleeson of WowWee.ie and Annemarie Neville of Data Display.
A half day event with lunch organised by LEOs in Longford, Laois, Offaly and Westmeath at the Backstage Theatre, Farneyhoogan, Co. Longford. Special Guest: Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD Featuring: Louise Lovett of Longford Women’s Link, Ciara Donlon of THEYA Healthcare, Dr. Ciara Kelly, Journalist & Broadcaster, Dr. Anne Cusack of Critical Healthcare, Alison Ritchie of Polar Ice with broadcaster Sinead Hussey.
A half day event with lunch organised by LEOs in Meath & Louth at the City North Hotel and Conference Centre in Gormanston, Co. Meath. Featuring: Anne Reilly of Paycheck Plus, Professor Colette Henry of the Department of Business Studies at Dundalk Institute of Technology and Louise Caulfield of Caulfield Country Boards.
A LEO Monaghan evening event with buffet supper at the Hillgrove Hotel on the Old Armagh Road. Special Guest: Minister Heather Humphreys T.D. (Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation). Featuring: Marie Mohan of Greenfield Foods, Noelle O’Connor of Tan Organics and Theresa Lowe of Lowe Communications.
An evening event with buffet dinner organised by LEOs in Roscommon, Galway and Mayo at Kilronan Castle, Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon. Featuring: Ambassador – Michelle Daly of P & G Cards; Magaly Murray of Gran Grans Foods; Aisling Flanagan of Velvet Cloud and Loretta Ní Ghabháin of Lorg Media.
A LEO Sligo evening event at the Radisson BLU Hotel in Ballincar. Featuring: Martina Hamilton of the Martina Hamilton Collection, The Hamilton Gallery and The Cat and The Moon, Bernie Butler of Good4U foods and Oonagh Monahan of Alpha Omega Consultants.
A LEO Waterford evening event with dinner in Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Club. Featuring: Jennifer O’ Connell of O’Connell Ivory Communications, Gina London, Emmy Award winning Ex CNN anchor, Frances Roche, Business & Life Coach Transformational Speaker, Claire Brennan of Parolla, Sinead Quealy of Virtual Vet, Bebhinn McGrath of Bebhinn.
A LEO Wexford evening event with dinner in Wells House and Gardens in Gorey. Featuring: Vanessa Tierney of Abodoo, Niamh Sherwin Barry of The Irish Fairy Door Company, Ciara Donlon, THEYA Healthcare, Sabine Rosler of Wells House and Gardens and Bláithín Ennis, Jewellery Designer.
A LEO Wicklow event with Afternoon Tea at Powerscourt House in Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry. Featuring: Sarah Slazenger of Powerscourt House and Aisling Hurley of The Business Fairy.
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