Past Events

Date and Time




Thursday 6thMarch 2013

International Women’s Day - Joint networking event with Fingal and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown CEB Women in Business Networks and Dublin Chamber of Commerce. Strictly members only.]

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  • Anne Sheehan, Enterprise Director, Vodafone
  • Louise Phelan, VP Global Operations EMEA, Paypal
  • Jean O’Sullivan, Manager Female Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Ireland

Panel Discussion facilitated by Barbara Moynihan, On Your Feet:

  • Karen Brown, Karora Cosmetics
  • Joanne Hession, QED Training
  • Sophie Morris, Kooky Dough

Alexander Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2

Monday 14thApril

Communication skills for Leaders

Margaret E Ward, CEO of Clear Ink


Monday 12thMay

Sourcing Funding for your business

To be confirmed



February 2014 Event

Develop Your Business Vision 

Speaker: Una Hearne, Una Hearne Career Coach 

Date: Monday 10th February 2014

Time: 18.45-21.00

Venue: Alexander Hotel, Fenian St, Dublin 2

Why is having a clear vision for your business essential?

  • Why must it be written?
  • Is your business vision the best it can be?
  • Group coaching workshop – develop your vision

Una Hearne is an experienced coach and trainer and this evening will demonstrate how to develop your business vision to ensure it is the best it can be. Whether your vision is just an idea in your mind or a well worked out driver for your established business, this mini workshop will allow you to check in with it and think about where you want to take it next.


January 2014: How to build a Social Media strategy for 2014

Speaker: Carol O’Kelly,

Date: Monday 13th January 2014

Venue: Alexander Hotel, Fenian St, Dublin 2

November 2013: How to build a strong business

Speaker: Joanne Hession, QED Training

Monday 11th NovemberAlexander Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2

October 2013: Live your Brand!

Speaker: Gillian Horan, Business Consult

Monday 14th OctoberAlexander Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2

September 2013: Six tips for preparing excellent presentations

Speaker: Barbara Moynihan, On Your Feet

Monday 9th SeptemberAlexander Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2See  for details.

July 2013: Enhancing your Web Presence with Video and Blogging

Speakers:  Lottie Hearn, P ress Play Presentations (Web Video Coach) and Aisling Nelson, Three Thought Bubbles (Blogger).

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June 2013: 10 Ways to Improve your Networking  

Speaker: Clare Mulligan, Organisational and Business Psychologist

Monday 10th JuneAlexander Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2See  for details. 

May 2013: What is Holding you Back?

Speaker: Therese McCarthy, MAC Consulting 

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April 2013: Cold Calling to Connect

Speaker: Liz Kearney, LK Learning Solutions Ltd

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March 2013 Networking Event - International Women's Day

Celebration, Connection and Inspiration for Women in Business in Dublin

For the fourth consecutive year, four networks came together to hold a major event to celebrate theachievements of women in business In Dublin.The Dublin Chamber of Commerce’s “Mentoring for Female Entrepreneurs programme” and theWomen In Business networks from Fingal, Dublin City and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown CountyEnterprise Boards organised the event which took place on the eve of International Women’s Day on Thursday, 7th March at 6pm in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin.Over 200 female entrepreneurs and business women attended this year’s event which featuredtalks by Vodafone Ireland CEO Anne O'Leary and presentations from a panel of four inspirationalentrepreneurs who have expanded their businesses in recent years: Anne Bedos – Rothar , Martina Delaney - Clevamama, Elaine McCabe - Clever Box Club and Gillian Moore - Fuschia Make Up. The MC on the night will be Aileen O’Meara, Aileen O’Meara Media. The talks and lively panel discussion were followed by informal networking over finger food and wine. The event was kindly sponsored byVodafone.Attendees found the speakers to be inspirational and there were many comments that it was great to hear how their ideas developed into successful businesses. Many attendees also commented that there was a nice positive atmosphere in the room which was conducive to networking.Pictured above are members of Dublin City Enterprise Network for Women at the event.

February 2013 Networking Event

Social Media for Business - How to use Digital Tools to Generate Business

Speaker: Annmarie Hanlon, Evonomie ( )Date: Monday 11th February 2013Time: 18.45-21.00Venue: Alexander Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2

January 2013 Networking Event

Ten actionable steps to take your business to a higher level in 2013

Speaker:  Susan Hayes, Managing Director of Hayes Culleton (  ), better known as The Positive EconomistDate: 14th January 2013Venue: Alexander Hotel, Dublin 2

Christmas DCEB Networking Event

“Choose the Green Platform – Unleash your Potential”

Speaker: Declan Coyle – Andec Commuications

Date: Tuesday  9th December 18.00-21.00

Venue: Alexander Hotel

November 2012 Networking Event

Web based businesses – Opportunities for Growth

Venue: Clarion Hotel IFSC, 18.45-21.00

3 speakers:

  • “Moving from Bricks and Mortar to Online Business” - Soraya Quigley, Coze di Roze (

  • “Digital Business Models - building your digital business the lean way” - Amy Neale, National DIgital Research Centre ( Amy drew on examples of startups in NDRC's portfolio - in particular those led by women founders - and gave insights into what it takes to build a digital business in today's climate.

  • “Starting a Digital Business” - Lynne O’Donnell, (  

  • October 2012 Networking Event

Talk: Improve your Life Balance while achieving your Goals

Speaker: Eve Bulman of Bright Skills (

Venue: Clarion Hotel IFSC, 18.45-21.00 

September 2012 Networking Event

Talk: Getting Maximum Return for Your Business

Speaker: Rob Healy, MD, Crofton Training & Consulting  ( and Time: 10th September 2012     18.45-21.00Venue: Clarion Hotel IFSC 

July 2012 Networking Event

Talk: Branding your Business

Speaker: Gerard Tannam, Islandbridge Brand Developmentwww.islandbridge.comDate: 9th July 2012          18.45-21.00   Venue: Clarion Hotel IFSC

June 2012 Networking Event

Talk: 10 red hot tips on how to promote your business

Speaker: Ellen Gunning, Irish Academy of Public Relations Date and time: 11th June 2012 18.45-21.00Venue: Clarion Hotel IFSC

May 2012 Networking Event

Theme: Exploring International Oppprtunities


  • "Where are the International Growth Opportunities?" - Laura DeVoy, CFA Senior Equity Research Analyst, Wealth Management, Goodbody Stockbrokers (photo above)
  • "Getting Export Ready" - Caoimhe Delany, Membership Development Manager, The Irish Exporters Association
  • "Starting to Export" - Peter Sheridan, Enterprise Ireland
  • “Breaking into overseas markets” – Brief stories from network members:
  • Joanna Norton, Click4ESOL (Winner of our network’s Rising Star Award, 2011)
  • Karen Brown, Karora (Winner of our network's Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010)

April 2012 Networking Event

Theme: Using Social Media to grow your Business

Speaker:Helen Shaw, MD and founder of Athena Media

Date and Time: 16th April 2012, 18.45-21.00

Venue: Clarion Hotel, IFSC

March 2012 Networking Event

Theme: “International Women’s Day 2012: Celebration, Connection and Inspiration for Women in Business in Dublin”

International Women’s Day - Joint networking event with Fingal and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown CEB Women in Business Networks and Dublin Chamber of Commerce. This has to be a strictly member only event due to strong demand for places.With Guest of Honour Minister of State for European Affairs, Lucinda Creighton, TDWomen In Business networks from Fingal, Dublin City and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Boards and the Dublin Chamber of Commerce’s “Mentoring for Female Entrepreneurs programme” joined forces for the third consecutive year to organise a major event for women in business in Dublin to celebrate International Women’s Day.    200 female entrepreneurs and business women atteneded the event, making this an outstanding networking opportunity.Speakers:    Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton TD    Vodafone HR Director Rachel Mooney    Grainne Barry,    Lauren Fisher, Simply Zesty    Jacquie Marsh, The Butler's Pantry    Ruth Monaghan. Appassionata Flowers. The Master of Ceremonies was Joanne Hession, QED Training.  Limited mentoring slots were available.

Date and TIme: 8th March 2012      18.00-21.00

Venue: Alexander Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2

February 2012 Networking Event

Theme: Focus on Sales


Speaker:  Fiona Macrae, Market DynamicsDate and Time: 13th February 2012   18.45-21.00Venue: Clarion Hotel IFSC, Dublin 1   

January 2012 Networking Event

Theme: Pimp Your Pitch

 Speaker: Barbara Moynihan, On Your Feet

Date: 9th January 2012    18.45-21.00