National Women's Enterprise Day - Local to Global

Hotel Kilmore, Dublin Road, Cavan
6.00pm - 8.30pm (buffet supper served after the event concludes)

Learn from the experience of successful businesswomen who will inspire, motivate and support you in running your own business.


National Women's Enterprise Day - Local to Global

National Women’s Enterprise Day (Thursday 18th October 2018) aims to encourage even more women to set up their own businesses and to increase national recognition of the essential role played by Ireland’s female entrepreneurs. 

This year Local Enterprise Office Cavan are delighted to welcome Mary McKenna, our Ambassador for National Women's Enterprise Day 2018. Founder of Tour America and Ireland's no. 1 Tour Operator to the USA, Mary will share her experience of establishing and growing an international business which employs 50 people and has a turnover of €21 million.

Mary will be joined by local businesswomen Ann Rudden, founder of Aine Hand Made Chocolate. Ann established the business in 1999 and is now located in Stradone, Co. Cavan producing a range of chocolate flavoured bars and hot chocolate swirl sticks.

Ann has managed to grow a successful business having survived the recent downturn; she is now in growth mode again and currently exports her product to the UK, Malaysia, France, Dubai, Russia and the USA. 

Her key ingredients to her business success are a total commitment to quality and an all-consuming passion for what she does.

Location: Hotel Kilmore, Dublin Road, Co. Cavan

Time: The event will commence at 6.00pm and conclude at 8.30pm. Refreshments will be served on arrival followed by a buffet supper after the event at 8.30pm.


  • Members of Cavan Business Women's Club (CBWC) are FREE to attend. Please contact the network co-ordinator, Margaret McKeon-Boyle directly to book - 087 2588918.
  • Non-members of CBWC can book directly online, cost €15 per person.

Mary McKenna Tour America              Ann Rudden Aine Handmade Chocolate

Mary McKenna, founder of Tour America                                        Ann Rudden, founder of Aine Hand Made Chocolate

This event is organised in partnership with Enterprise Europe Network.