National Women's Enterprise Day 2017

Celebrate National Women's Enterprise Day

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NWED 15 locations 2017



Thursday, October 12th, 2017 is National Women’s Enterprise Day!

If you’re thinking of starting a business or already running your own company, join the Local Enterprise Offices on National Women’s Enterprise Day on Thursday, October 12th to open doors to new markets!

CarlowNWED places limited

A dinner event organised by LEOs in Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel. Featuring: fashion tech entrepreneur Sonya Lennon, Dr. Xuemei Germaine of MicroGen Biotech, Karen Keane of Bean & Goose, Maura Bell of the Irish National Heritage Park and Caroline Wafer of EASE.


NWED Ambassador Carlow/Kilkenny/Wexford                                                                                                                  


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LEO Carlow

LEO Kilkenny

LEO Wexford

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CavanNWED-Book Now

A LEO Cavan evening event over dinner at Hotel Kilmore. Featuring: Frances McArdle of Height for Hire, Mairead McGuinness MEP (First Vice-President of the European Parliament) and Brenda Donohue, RTE TV & Radio Presenter.


NWED Cavan Ambassador

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LEO Cavan

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A half-day event with lunch organised by LEOs in Cork North and West, Cork City, South Cork and Kerry at the Inchydoney Lodge and Spa Hotel in Clonakilty. Featuring: Deirdre Fee of Medical Mobility, Fiona Gratzier of Unislim, Lorraine Higgins of Retail Excellence, Alina Ui Chaollai of Tayto Ireland and best-selling author, Attracta Burke.


NWED Ambassador: Cork North/West/Cork South/Cork City/Kerry

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LEO Cork North & West

LEO Cork South

LEO Kerry

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DonegalNWED-Book Now

A LEO Donegal event in association with the Donegal Women in Business Network at Dillons Hotel, Main Street in Letterkenny. Featuring: ‘Managing your Time and Money’ guest speakers, including Moira Dunne of Be Productive and Gillian Doyle of Cerebreon Technologies, and Rose Kervick  - formerly MD of and now a business consultant and investor. 

Moira Dunne

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LEO Donegal

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A day-long event organised by LEOs in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, Dublin City and South Dublin at the Leopardstown Pavilion. Special Guest: Minister of State for Higher Education, Ms. Mary Mitchell O’ Connor T.D. Featuring: Erica Sheehan of Homespun Foods , Jeanne Mahony of Hope Beer, Sarah Kiely of Sadie’s Kitchen, Julie McLoughlin of Jano Design, Róisín Hogan of HIRO by Róisín, Samantha Kelly of The Tweeting Goddess, Rebeka Kahn of Rebeka Kahn Artwear, Celine Mullins of Adaptas Training, Anne Lanigan of Enterprise Ireland, Sue O’Neill of the Small Firms Association.

Dublin-Ciara Clancy of Beats Medical

NWED Ambassador:  Fingal/Dublin City/Dublin South/Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

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LEO Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

LEO Fingal

LEO Dublin City

LEO South Dublin

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KildareNWED-Booked Out

A LEO Kildare full-day inspiring event with networking lunch and mentoring at Kildare Village in Kildare Town. Featuring: Mary-Ann O’ Brien of Lily O’ Brien’s Chocolates, Karolynn MacHale of the Aria Boutique Naas and Lee-Ann McCarthy of Kildare Village.

Kildare-Mary-Ann O Brien of O Brien’s Irish Chocolates

NWED Ambassador Kildare

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LEO Kildare

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A half-day event over lunch organised by LEOs in Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath at the Heritage Hotel Killenard.Featuring: Heidi Higgins - Fashion Designer, Ramona Nicholas of the Cara Group, Bernice Moran of The Be Sweet Company, Margaret Jeffares of Good Food Ireland and Carole Coleman of RTE.


NWED Ambassador: Laois/Offaly/Longford/Westmeath

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LEO Laois

LEO Offaly

LEO Longford

LEO Westmeath

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LeitrimNWED-Book Now

A LEO Leitrim morning event at The Landmark Hotel in Carrick On Shannon. Featuring: Moira Geary of The Recombobulator.

LEITRIM Sinead Gillard of Jinny’s Bakery

NWED Ambassador: Leitrim

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LEO Leitrim

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MayoNWED-Booked Out

An afternoon event organised by LEOs in Mayo, Galway and Roscommon at The Lodge at Ashford Castle in Cong. Featuring: Caitlin O’Connor of Accelerating Performance and various speakers from the region, with Loretta Ni Ghabháin of Lorg Media as MC.


NWED Ambassador: Mayo/Galway/Roscommon

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LEO Mayo

LEO Galway

LEO Roscommon

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MeathNWED-Book Now

A half day event with lunch organised by LEOs in Meath and Louth at the City North Hotel and Conference Centre in Gormanston, Co. Meath. Featuring: Caroline Keeling of Keelings, Niamh Sherwin Barry of Irish Fairy Door Company, Róisín Hogan of HIRO by Róisín, Margaret Robb of Sweet Little Babies and Margie Burns of Aviation Selection Consultants.


NWED Ambassador Meath/Louth

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LEO Meath

LEO Louth

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A LEO Monaghan evening event with dinner at the Hillgrove Hotel on the Old Armagh Road. Featuring: Sammy Leslie of Castle Leslie Estate, Victoria Mary Clarke and Lisa Marie Clinton of Avail Support.

MONAGHAN Sammy Leslie of Castle Leslie Estate

NWED Ambassador Monaghan

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LEO Monaghan

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SligoNWED-Booked Out

A LEO Sligo event at the Radisson Hotel in Ballincar. Featuring: Oonagh Monahan of Alpha Omega Consultants, Deirdre McGlone of Harvey’s Point Hotel and Ruth Daly of Sort-It Professional Training and Networking.

Sligo-Oonagh Monahan of Alpha Omega Consultants

NWED Ambassador: Sligo

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LEO Sligo

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TipperaryNWED-Booked Out

A day-long event organised by LEOs in Tipperary, Clare and Limerick at the Lakeside Hotel in Ballina. Featuring: Lady Chanelle McCoy of Chanelle Medical, Celia Holman Lee of the Holman Lee Model Agency, Catherine Duffy of Northern Trust, Rita Guinan of LEO Tipperary, Orlaith Borthwick of the Action Plan for Jobs Mid West, Margaret O’Connor of Quigleys Bakery, Tara-Lee Byrne of Wicked Wholefoods, Alison Banton of Brooke and Shoals, Stephanie Shine of Samco, Marion Murphy Cooney of Marion Murphy Cooney Designs, Aileen McGrath of One Little Studio, Ciana Campbell (MC) and Theresa Mulvihill (networking).


NWED Ambassador: Tipperary

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LEO Tipperary

LEO Clare

LEO Limerick

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WaterfordNWED-Book Now

A LEO Waterford evening event with dinner in Faithlegg House Hotel. Featuring: Irene Queally of Pip and Pear, Terry Prone of the Communications Clinic, Linda Coyle, Grainne Walsh of Metalman Brewing, Sandra Whelan of Immersive VR Education, Deirdre Meaney of Wild Oats Soap, Yvonne Crotty of Willow and Wild, Beth-Ann Smith of The Lismore Food Company and Karen Tompkins.

Waterford-Irene Queally of Pip and Pear

NWED Ambassador: Waterford

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LEO Waterford

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WicklowNWED-Booked Out

A LEO Wicklow event with Afternoon Tea at Kilruddery House and Gardens in Bray. Featuring: Fionnuala Ardee of Kilruddery Estate Enterprises Ltd.


NWED Ambassador: Wicklow

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LEO Wicklow

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