FEWN: Circle of Friends - Thursday 8th September 2022

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
10:00 - 12:30

Join us for our FEWN networking event “Circle of Friends”. Hosted by LEO Fingal and facilitated by Carol Ann Hickey and Barbara Nolan, we are delighted to welcome Guest Speakers - Wendy Stunt, Allison Keating, Amy Herbert and Caroline St. Leger. An unmissable opportunity to connect with like-minded businesswomen in a warm and welcoming environment. Lunch will be served at 12.30 and event closes at 2pm

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Circle of Friends

Fingal Enterprising Women Network Event - “Circle of Friends” Thursday 8th September 2022

The FEWN September event takes place on Thursday, 8th September 2022 from 10am to 12.30pm followed by a networking lunch at The Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin.

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Hosted by LEO Fingal and facilitated by Carol Ann Hickey and Barbara Nolan, we are delighted to welcome Guest Speakers - Wendy Stunt, Allison Keating, Amy Herbert and Caroline St. Leger

We all surround ourselves with good friends. These are the people we TRUST. These are the people that we share our good and bad times with. These are the people who we go to for advice. These are the people who have our backs.

So come join the FEWN “Circle of Friends” event on Thursday September 8th to experience first-hand how we can all develop our own circles and develop work friendships where we can help and be helped.

Event schedule:

Registration from 9:30am - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am - Introduction from LEO Fingal, Carol Ann Hickey and Barbara Nolan followed by a panel of inspiring women to share their business stories and supports from LEO on their journey

11:00am -11:45am – Wendy Stunt will introduce us to a new way to meet & connect to people by NetWalking. We will grab a cup of tea/coffee and get some fresh air for a small break looking out to the lovely Portmarnock beach & sea.

11:45am - 12:30pm – Allison Keating will talk about the Growth Mindset which is an amazing tool for any entrepreneur & in the theme of “Circle of Friends” you will be given the opportunity to ask Allison via an anonymous link prior to the event, any questions, vulnerabilities, struggles in terms of being an entrepreneur and what that means to you in your life. These will be answered on the day and the floor will be given the opportunity for any further questions you may have so we can all support each other.

12:30pm - 2:00pm - Networking buffet lunch in the Portmarnock Links Hotel

2:00pm – Event closes

The Panel  – “Circle of Friends”

Carol Ann Hickey and Barbara Nolan -Two local Malahide sisters who have worked in the family property business since 1999, branching out on their own in August 2019 by opening a flexible co-working hub, M-Space. They have organised a very special panel of female entrepreneurs to share their experiences with the FEWN network.

Wendy Stunt - Director of Go DigiCard, Visionary Consultant and “Connector”. She has received many award nominations including “Irelands Most Inspiring Businesswoman 2019” and was announced Winner in her Category of “Entrepreneur of the Year 2019” and “Digital Business of the Year 2020” in the Irish Women’s Awards. You will all experience first-hand “A new way of networking”.

Allison Keating – is a chartered psychologist aka @thepractical.psychologist. Author of ‘The Secret Lives of Adults’ which debunks the myth that we should have it all figured out by adulthood as we juggle our many roles of life. Weekly relationship column ‘Ask Allison’ in the Irish Independent, monthly relationship slot with Ray D’Arcy and Ireland AM and is a regular mental health media contributor with regard to all relationships, anxiety, exhaustion and trauma. You are in for a real treat on how to build a growth mindset in practical terms.

Amy Herbert– The Little Wax Company - Amy started her business in 2019 from her kitchen, as a hobby and a creative outlet for the Mum-of-five. With some help from social media and a lot of hard work building a following and a customer base, The Little Wax Company became a business. Wait till you hear her amazing story and where they are today. Be ready to feel inspired and hear first-hand how anything and everything is possible. Just go do it.

Caroline St Leger – owner of two businesses Signamara and Super Calm Sensory Products. Caroline used her vast experience in graphics/signage to develop a sensory product range and offer inclusion focused tools to provide a support structure for teachers, parents, guardians and caregivers to enable children to reach their full potential, after her son was diagnosed with autism and dyspraxia, You will feel so inspired by this story of a working mum, doing her best for her family and making such a difference in the community.

We all are so strong and powerful, no matter what life throws at us, we can handle it. But it’s a lot easier if you surround yourself with your “CIRCLE OF FRIENDS” who are together #MakingItHappen

Each attendee will receive a Goodie Bag and it would be a good idea to bring a jacket in case the weather isn’t fine for the short outdoor break

We look forward to welcoming you!

Best Regards

The LEO Fingal Team