‘Fuelling Ambition - Steps to Success’ Road-show


20th June 2017

140 business women attended the ‘Fuelling Ambition - Steps to Success’ Road-show in Cavan

Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland, in collaboration with the Local Enterprise Office Cavan and The Entrepreneurs Academy joined forces with the Cavan Business Women’s Club to host a conference aimed at women in business and potential female entrepreneurs. Over 140 business women from 11 counties attended the Fuelling Ambition ‘Steps to Success’ Roadshow on Wednesday 28th June in the Farnham Estate Hotel. Counties Armagh, Carlow, Cavan, Dublin, Fermanagh, Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Meath and Monaghan were all represented on the night.

As well as Marcella Rudden, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Cavan, the speakers at the event included Mary O’Rourke, former Politician, Alison Cowzer, Eastcoast Bakehouse who is also a ‘dragon’ on the very popular TV Programme – Dragons Den, Dr. Christine Cross, University of Limerick who gave a very informative presentation on the changing face of today’s Irish female entrepreneur, Sarita Johnston – Head of Female Entrepreneurship – Enterprise Ireland, Joanne Hession - Owner and Founder of the Entrepreneurs Academy and Becci Harrison   President, Network Ireland.

An element of the ‘Fuelling Ambition’ road-show was an Elevator Pitch competition with a prize package worth €4,000 which was won by  Fiona Fegan,  Finca Skin Organics: Jenkinstown, Dundalk who Manufactures and sells a skincare product that helps a condition called "Rosacea"   

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The ‘Fuelling Ambition - Steps to Success’ Road-show for female entrepreneurs with an audience of over 140 business women was held in Cavan on Wednesday 28th June .

Pictured L-R (back row) Joanne Hession, Entrepreneurs Academy, Becci Harrison, President, Network Ireland; Alison Cowzer, EastCoast Bakehouse and Dragons Den; Marcella Rudden, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Cavan; Dr. Christine Cross, University of Limerick:

Front: Mary O’Rourke (Ex Politician); Fiona Fegan, Finca Skin Organics who won the ‘Elevator Pitch Competition’ and Sarita Johnston, Enterprise Ireland.


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