Partnership Prepares for the Ultimate Picnic

Partnership Prepares for the Ultimate Picnic

Partnership Prepares for the Ultimate Picnic

Powerhouse Women in Business Network is thrilled to announce the third annual Powerhouse Picnic, an invigorating networking event dedicated to celebrating and empowering women in business in associated with Network Ireland.

This year’s event will take place on Thursday, 27th June 2024 at The Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Carlow, with renowned TV personality Lucy Kennedy as the Master of Ceremonies and a host of enterprise talent sharing their stories.

Powerhouse Women in Business Network is proud to announce that this event is in association with Network Ireland Carlow for the second year, and we are excited to be collaborating together once again. Megan Manning, President of Network Ireland Carlow, expressed her enthusiasm, stating, "I am delighted to be associated with the event and working with the organizers. This event is an opportunity for personal and professional growth, offering a platform to build valuable connections, expand knowledge, and embrace our full potential."

Businesswomen from across Ireland are invited to the Powerhouse Picnic for this unique opportunity to connect, share experiences, and advance collaborations. The Powerhouse Picnic, coordinated by Carlow County Council’s Local Enterprise Office, is an excellent opportunity to build new connections and expand your professional network while enjoying a fun and relaxed atmosphere. By attending this event, you may meet potential customers, clients, or business partners that could help your business grow, all while enjoying a delicious barbecue picnic spread.

This year, there are two panel events: Women Supporting Women Panel, featuring Edel Maher (Bank Manager, Bank of Ireland), Gemma Purcell (Enterprise Development Manager, SETU Carlow), Megan Manning (President, Network Ireland Carlow), Stacey Phelan (EU Coordinator, Carlow Local Enterprise Office), and Melissa Doyle (Business Advisor, Carlow Local Enterprise Office). Gemma Purcell highlights the essence of the event by stating, "The power of connections is unparalleled in driving personal and professional success. This event is a testament to how women can uplift each other through shared experiences and mutual support."

Her Story, Her Success Panel will feature Lucy Mullins (Manager, MMPS Carpentry), Lucy Gernon (3SIXTY Leaders Club), Niamh Hogan (Holos founder & CEO), and Shauna Doyle (former Beauty

The event is run in partnership between Carlow County Council – Local Enterprise Office and Network Ireland – Carlow Branch. Kieran Comerford, Head of Economic Development and Enterprise, emphasized the importance of mutual support: "In the face of challenges, supporting each other becomes even more critical. The Powerhouse Picnic is a perfect example of how we can come together to uplift and inspire one another." Speaking about the importance of supporting female enterprise , Kieran continued to say “ Supporting women in business is crucial for fostering innovation, economic growth, and a diverse workforce. By empowering women entrepreneurs and leaders, we not only promote gender equality but also drive societal progress and create more resilient and inclusive communities”.

The Powerhouse Picnic for Women in Business is not just an event; it's a catalyst for change, growth, and empowerment. Your engagement and participation for this year's event is crucial in fostering a supportive community where women can thrive. Register now and be part of a movement that celebrates the achievements and potential of women in business. We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Powerhouse Picnic.

To book your free place at the unmissable Powerhouse Picnic, log onto or call 059-9129783.

Full details here: Powerhouse Picnic 2024 - Local Enterprise Office - Carlow

For further information, contact Kieran Comerford, or by calling 059/9129783