Fingal Enterprising Women Host Summer BBQ

Fingal Enterprising Women Host Summer BBQ

FEWN Summer BBQ 2019

The Fingal Enterprising Women Network (FEWN), which is run by the Fingal Local Enterprise Office (LEO), hosted this year’s Summer BBQ at the Portmarnock Hotel And Golf Links on Thursday 13th of June, where the National Women Enterprise Day (NWED) 2019 date for the Dublin Region was announced.

Over one hundred enterprising businesswomen met, connected and learned while enjoying a delicious BBQ at the picturesque seaside venue in Portmarnock.

Guest speaker Lorraine Heskin, CEO of Gourmet Food Parlour, shared her philosophy on what it takes to succeed and lessons learned on her entrepreneurial journey.

Speaking of the networking Barbecue, Manager of the Fingal Enterprising Women NetworkSharon Rossignuolo gave a flavour of what happened on the evening: “This year, our Summer BBQ was the biggest to date! The Portmarnock Hotel is a beautiful location where our businesswomen mingled and made all those important business connections, as well as picked up great tips on how to succeed in business”.

Interim Chief Executive for Fingal County Council, AnnMarie Farrelly further added: “There is a clear appetite for a networking platform for women interested in achieving success in business and I would encourage all existing or prospective female entrepreneurs to get involved with FEWN.”

Making the special announcement of the evening, Chair of the LEO Network and Head of Enterprise in Fingal LEO, Oisín Geoghegan said: “The annual FEWN Summer BBQ is the latest in a long line of successful events run by the network.  This year, I’m delighted to announce that National Women Enterprise Day (NWED) 2019 will be hosted by Fingal LEO on Thursday 17th October 2019 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

At the event, celebrated RTE presenter Kathryn Thomas of “Operation Transformation” and “The Voice of Ireland” fame was announced as this year’s NWED Master of Ceremonies. Siobhán Murray, resilience coach and author of “The Burnout Solution: 12 Weeks to a Calmer You” was unveiled as the first in a great line-up of speakers to be revealed over the coming weeks. 

FEWN is run by LEO Fingal. It provides networking and learning opportunities for women in business and enterprise in the region. The Network meets up every quarter and provides a platform to female entrepreneurs (and aspiring entrepreneurs), to network, build useful local business contacts and keep up to speed with key issues affecting business.

A limited number of subsidised, Early Bird tickets to NWED for female entrepreneurs at only €25, can be booked on the LEO Fingal Website. To join FEWN, and to find more information on upcoming events, please e-mail