National Women's Enterprise Day 2023

Dunmore House Hotel, Clonakilty
Thursday19th October 2023
9:30am - 4pm
Management Development

Join us for a full day programme “Empowering Business Together", encouraging and stimulating female entrepreneurship in the Southwest region. The day promises to be a celebration of female entrepreneurship and an exciting opportunity for networking and inspiration with LEO Clients from across the Southwest Region.

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National Women’s Enterprise Day 2023

"Empowering Business Together"

Southwest Regional Event

Hosted by Local Enterprise Offices Cork North and West, Cork City, Cork South, and Kerry

will be celebrated in Dunmore House Hotel, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

on Thursday 19th October!

Now in its 17th year, National Women's Enterprise Day celebrates female entrepreneurs’ success and inspires female start-ups.

The day promises to be a celebration of female entrepreneurship and an exciting opportunity for networking and inspiration with LEO Clients from across the Southwest Region.


9:30am - Registration, tea/coffee & informal networking.

10:15am - Welcome address by Sharon Corcoran, Director of Services, Economic Development, Enterprise & Tourism, Cork County Council.

10:30am - Introduction by MC Amy-Jane Keating, followed by facilitated networking session

11:20am - Tea/coffee break

11:40am - Building a Future-Proof Business with Pat Kane, award-winning sustainability strategist, founder of and co-founder of Good Better Best.

12:40pm - Networking Lunch & Client Supports Mini-Expo

2:00pm - Panel discussion, hosted by MC Amy-Jane Keating, with Leading Light LEO Clients.

➢ Leading Light for Cork North & West and Event Ambassador: Caroline Murphy, West Cork Eggs

➢ Leading Light for Cork South: Wendy Oke, TeachKloud

➢ Leading Light for Cork City: Kathy O’Dwyer, Career Training Internships

➢ Leading Light for Kerry: Anna and Orla Snook O’Carroll, Valentia Vermouth

2:45pm - Keynote Speaker Laura Dowling, Fabulous Pharmacist, Founder and CEO of fabU Wellness

4:00pm - Event close - followed by tea/coffee and informal networking

MC Amy Jane Keating

MC & Host

Amy Jane Keating -  Go Do You podcast.

Amy Jane Keating is a talented presenter with an undeniable confidence in front of and behind the camera, and a vivacious, friendly personality to match. Amy Jane is the host and creator of “Go Do You” a podcast series  that inspires people to put themselves back on their own priority list, to follow their dreams and not give up on the life they have envisioned for themselves.

Pat Kane

Guest Speaker

Pat Kane – Sustainability advocate, strategist, writer & founder of

Pat Kane’s mission is to inspire and empower individuals and businesses, to drive positive impact through a wide offering of strategic services. Pat consults with organisations from family businesses, to SMEs, to large corporations, on how to improve their green credentials, embedding sustainability principles through their strategy and customer experience. Pat’s motto is "The Power of One" – one individual, one change, one step at a time, one better planet.

Laura Dowling

Keynote Speaker

Laura Dowling - Fabulous Pharmacist and Founder & CEO of fabÜ Wellness

Pharmacist and Mum-of-three Laura Dowling is passionate about sharing her knowledge of all things health-related in an accessible, relatable manner via her Instagram channel. Her audience tune in to hear Laura’s thoughts on medicine, illness, natural therapies, nutrition, supplements, exercise, yoga and cooking amongst other things. With a degree from Trinity and almost 20 years’ experience under her belt, Laura aims to give her followers the tools to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle without resorting to short-term crazes or fads.