National Women's Enterprise Day 2019

National Women's Enterprise Day 2019

This annual event will take place at the Castlemartyr Resort Cork on Thursday 17th October 2019.

The event is co-funded and organised by Cork County Council, Cork City Council and Kerry County Council's Local Enterprise Offices: LEO Cork North & West; LEO Cork South; LEO Cork City and LEO Kerry and Enterprise Europe Network. 

This is an event not to be missed! Female entrepreneurs with a business idea who are thinking of starting their own business should attend, as well as women already in business from start-ups to well established small to medium sized businesses. 

The theme for this year's afternoon tea event is #Making it Happen! 

Why attend?

  • Networking - meet new women in business from Cork and Kerry
  • Learn and gain invaluable new business tips from our keynote speakers
  • Have time to think creatively away from your business for the day
  • Get motivated for Q4 2019 and get planning for Q1 2020 
  • Celebrate this unique day as women in business and female entrepreneurs

All online bookings for this event are going through our colleagues at the Local Enterprise Office Cork South.


The agenda: 

  • 1:30 - 2:00 pm Registration, networking and media opportunities
  • 2:00 - 2:10 pm Welcome address by Cork County Council 
  • 2:10 - 2:30 pm Speed introductions from around the room 
  • 2:30 - 2:50 pm Aisling Hurley, The Business Fairy – Top 5 Digital Marketing Trends for 2020
  • 2:50 - 3:50 pm Panel discussion with 5 LEO representatives from across the region. Will include 5 minute “Micro presentations” followed with discussion on how they are “Making it Happen” Panelists include – Our event brand ambassador Wendy Oke, TeachKloud;  Alvin Deasy, PABIA Consulting Ltd;  Hayley Milthrope, The Cultured food company; Emily Ahern, Evolve Therapy and Jennifer Scanlan, COCO Boutique
  • 3:50 - 4:10 pm  Break and opportunity to network 
  • 4:10 - 4:30 pm Aoibheann O’Brien, Co-founder of the FoodCloud
  • 4:30 - 4:55 pm Business Networking – “Call a friend”
  • 5:00 - 5:45 pm Keynote speaker Celia Holman Lee, The Holman Lee Agency
  • 5:45 - 6.00pm  Closing remarks by Ciara McGee, Local Enterprise Office South Cork & Wendy Oke.