West Cork - International Women's Day Event

The Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery
Thursday the 8th of March 2018
Enterprise Week

Join us during Enterprise Week and on International Women’s Day, March 8th as we celebrate Women in Business with some of Ireland’s leading business women.

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"Push for Progress" Event - International Women's Day - celebrating women in business

If you have ever felt overwhelmed, over worked, tight for time and just plain frazzled then this event is for you!

Join us during our Enterprise Week on International Women’s Day, March 8th as we celebrate Women in Business with some of Ireland’s leading business women.

The “Push for Progress” event will focus on how women can excel in business while achieving a balance and learn new techniques to deal with stressful times. We have engaged some of the straightest talking women in business to make this a one day event of learning and networking not to be missed. Plus we will have a light lunch included as part of the day. 

Join Marissa Carter, Terry Prone, Jennie McGinn, Barbara Nugent, Jess Hatchett and Deirdre O’Shaughnessy for a women’s event like no other!

Each speaker will bring their own unique stories and presentations, imparting their business lessons to attendees and engaging on a real level as to what it takes to succeed in business today. From successfully pitching your business to honing a strong digital strategy, learning to switch off, managing business and personal expectations and building an empire, attendees will depart with a fresh approach for a stronger business and mindset.

  •  MC: Deirdre O’Shaughnessy is the editor and sometimes presenter of Cork’s leading daily talk show, the 96fm Opinion Line. She is a regular panellist and contributor on radio and TV shows as well as a freelance journalist for a number of national publications.
  •  Marissa Carter is founder of Cocoa Brown, the brand that created the world’s first 1 hour tan which has gained cult status amongst celebrities and beauty editors, from the pages of Teen Vogue to The Oscars red carpet. Since 2012 Marissa has grown her business internationally with Cocoa Brown now sold in more than 15,000 stores around the world from the UK to Scandinavia, North America, Russia, Australia and Europe. She is widely recognised as one Ireland’s most successful business women.
  • Terry Prone is a leading advisor on reputation management and crisis handling to corporations, Governments and individuals. A business woman to the core she has published 29 books including eight critically-acclaimed novels, an award-winning collection of short stories and more than a dozen practical guidebooks. She is a regular contributor to a range of newspapers and has a weekly column with The Irish Examiner. She is the most frequently-used crisis management consultant in Ireland, dealing with issues as diverse as blackmail, terror threats, industrial accidents and medical scandals.
  • Jennie McGinn is both an entrepreneur and consultant specialising in digital strategy and brand-building in the fashion and lifestyle ecommerce space. She has worked with a range of well known brands and will impart her knowledge of digital growth strategies and branding to attendees as well as how to pick yourself up and dust yourself down when things don’t go to plan in business.
  • Barbara Nugent's career as a Senior Finance Leader in US multinationals gives her a unique insight into leadership and business.  Four years ago, she left her corporate position to set up her own business – Transilient Coaching -  teaching, coaching and mentoring business people to improve their leadership skills and make their businesses more profitable.  With a wealth of experience and qualifications, she helps individuals and teams understand how their behaviours impact their businesses and gives them tangible tools and practices to improve how they operate.  She recently launched EQ.ie to the Cork business community.   She will share what she has learned from her past four years,  how to build an authentic business pitch and the one leadership skill,  she believes, you will never succeed without.
  • Jess Hatchett is a yoga therapist based in West Cork. Through the principles of yoga Jessica offers students practices that support our overall health, physically and mentally. Her belief is that good mental health is gained through practices that connect us to our body. This ‘body based’ approach to mental health is especially useful when dealing with stress and anxiety. Jess will offer attendees practices, advice and tools for managing stressful times in life and business. 


 Event schedule:

  • 9.30am – 10.00am: Registration, tea/coffee and informal networking
  • 10.00am-10.10am: MC Deirdre O’Shaughnessy welcome
  • 10.10am-10.20am: Sharon Corcoran, Director of Service, Economic Development Enterprise & Tourism, Cork County Council
  • 10.25am-10.50am: Barbara Nugent, Transilient Coaching
  • 10.55am-11.35am: Terry Prone, The Communications Clinic
  • 11.40am-11.55am: Tea/coffee break
  • 11.55am-12.20pm: Jess Hatchett, Flow Yoga West Cork
  • 12.25pm-1.10pm: Jennie McGinn
  • 1.15pm-2.15pm: Light lunch and informal networking
  • 2.15pm-2.55pm: Marissa Carter, Cocoa Brown
  • 3.00pm-3.30pm: Q&A session and chat
  • 3.45pm-4.00pm: Close