14th October: Networking Event featuring "Taking Care of your Business" talk by Cora Barnes, foumder 3Q Recruitment " and Launch of 2019 Awards


LEO Dublin City Women in Business Network - October 2019 Event

Meet the Entrepreneur: Taking Care of your Business

followed by announcement of 2019 Awards and Networking

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Speaker: Cora Barnes, 3Q Recruitment

Date: Monday 14th October 2019

Time: 19.00-21.00 (registration from 18.45)

Venue: Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace, TCD Business School, Pearse St, Dublin 2 (across the road from Cafe 41, 41 Pearse St)

Cora Barnes will talk about setting up 3Q Recruitment with two friends when she was 21 and her experience of growing it to a turnover of €3 million over the past 20 years.  She will share some of the stories - the good, the bad and the funny ones!  She will outline four key concepts that have kept her focused and can apply to your business too.
Following Cora's talk, we will launch our Female Entrepreneur Year Award 2019 which will have a prize of €2,000 for the overall winner.  As a previous winner and current judge of our LEO Dublin City Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Cora will talk about her experience and why she thinks entering Awards is always beneficial.  We will also have brief talks by our two 2018 winners:
  • Una Healy, founder of Una Healy Design, a Dublin-based creative graphic design studio, was awarded the 2018 'Female Entrepreneur of the Year' Award. Una was awarded for having achieved the greatest business performance of all of the entrants over the past year. 
  • Maeve O'Malley, founder of Meltdown Café won the 2018 'Rising Star' Award for her Temple Bar-based café that specialises in gourmet toasted cheese sandwiches. Maeve was awarded for hitting some highly impressive targets and milestones during her first year 
Maeve O'Malley of Meltdown, Mary Mac Sweeney, Deputy Head of the Local Enterprise Office Dublin City and Una Healy of Una Healy Design.

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The evening will finish with networking over wine and finger food. 

This event is open to non-members but all must register before 14.00 on Friday 11th October through this form: https://forms.gle/a9jiqFaMs7cEYm9T8


Cora Barnes set up her first business, Three Q Temps Ltd, at 21 with two friends and celebrated 20 years in that business last month.  This is an employment and permanent recruitment firm based in Dublin with 12 office staff, 100 temps and a turnover of €3 million. In that time she has gone on to set up and close down other businesses and is an active social entrepreneur.  With a huge passion for education she achieved an Executive MBA in 2017 showing her commitment to life-long learning (and possibly over-scheduling her work-load) and continues to support educational projects through her company's CSR campaigns after funding a children’s education project for over 10 years.

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LinkedIn Group: LEO Dublin City Network for Women 


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