National Women's Enterprise Day 2023

Clanard Court Hotel, Athy
12pm to 3pm

Lunchtime event at Clanard Court Hotel, Networking & drinks reception, Two course lunch, tea/coffee in main ballroom followed by Key Address by Rachel Doyle who will then join an armchair panel discussion with our Kildare & Carlow Ambassadors and National President of Network Ireland

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LEO Kildare and LEO Carlow invite you to celebrate National Women's Enterprise Day 2023

**FULLY BOOKED - Please email to be added to our waiting list**

Join us on October 19th for this fabulous lunchtime event at Clanard Court Hotel. Enjoy networking & drinks reception,  a two course lunch and tea/coffee in main ballroom followed by a Key Address by Rachel Doyle - who will then join an armchair panel discussion with our Kildare & Carlow Ambassadors and National President of Network Ireland.

Spaces are strictly limited, so early booking is recommended!

MC – Susan Keogh

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Susan Keogh is Ireland Director at H/Advisors Cicero, a leading public affairs and corporate communications agency with offices in Dublin, London and Brussels. Before joining H/Advisors Cicero, Susan enjoyed a long career as a broadcast journalist including presenting her own award-winning news and current affairs programme. In 2021 Susan left radio to pursue a new career and since then has been providing strategic corporate communications support to Irish and international businesses and organisations including the Government of Ireland, Skillnet Ireland, PayPal, Microsoft, Kellogg's and Swappie. In 2020, Susan co-wrote the bestselling book 'With Hope In Your Heart' with Martina Cox whose husband Sean sustained a severe brain injury in a brutal, unprovoked attack outside Liverpool's Anfield Stadium in 2018. Susan is an experienced public speaker and emcee.

Guest Speaker - Rachel Doyle Published Author - ‘My Tree of Life’

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In addition to her remarkable achievements in the horticultural and business realms, Rachel Doyle's journey is one that begs to be chronicled in her memoir. Spanning over 47 years of passion, innovation, and dedication, Rachel's life story has not only transformed the landscape of gardening in Ireland but has also created an enduring legacy that deserves to be shared.

Rachel's memoir offers a captivating glimpse into her humble beginnings, tracing back to the modest back garden where the seeds of her passion were sown. From these unassuming origins, she has skilfully cultivated Arboretum into a world-class destination, fuelled by her unwavering devotion and commitment. Through her eloquent storytelling, readers will be transported back in time to witness the evolution of a once-small endeavour into a thriving enterprise that continues to set new standards.

Ambassador Kildare LEO & Panelist – Fiona Uyema of Fused by Fionauyema

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Fiona Uyema is a TV Cook, cookbook author and founder of Fused by Fiona, a range of Asian cooking essentials designed to make mealtimes simple and healthy.

 After years of living and travelling in Asia, Fiona returned home to Ireland with a mission; to help people recreate the delicious dishes she had experienced in their own kitchens, with all the flavour and none of the fuss. With a goal to bring feel-good Asian food to more people, over the past decade, Fiona has given countless cookery demos, developed hundreds of recipes, written a cookbook, built an online community, and created her own food brand, Fused by Fiona which is now listed in key retailers across Ireland and further afield.

 Fused by Fiona has earned over 8 UK and Ireland national awards, including a recent Great Taste 2022 award and 3 wins at the UK Quality Food & Drink Awards 2021.

Ambassador Carlow LEO & Panelist - Lucy Gernon of Powerhouse Revolution

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Known as “the woman who makes you feel like anything is possible when you believe in yourself”, Lucy Gernon is a Multi-Award Winning Executive Coach for Women and an industry leader. Lucy supports ambitious women in senior leadership roles to advance their careers to achieve more success through high-performance mindset work with an equal focus on work-life balance, happiness and joy. She also delivers keynotes and training to corporate teams (both male and female) in the areas of career acceleration, productivity, mindset, confidence, diversity in leadership and more. Lucy is the Founder of a well-known leadership coaching brand Powerhouse Revolution.

She is an acclaimed international speaker, multi-award-winning businesswoman, certified high performance & success coach, and is the host of one of the top 10% of most followed and shared podcasts globally, for her podcast Powerhouse Revolution with dozens of 5-star reviews!

Panelist – Emma Murphy National President of Network Ireland 2023

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Emma Early Murphy is a mum, an award winning entrepreneur, Business Coach & Mentor. 

Emma is an exceptional leader and business connector with 20 + years experience in Corporate & SME Sales, Strategy, Customer Service, Marketing, Change Management, Leadership & Business Development working with a range of cross functional teams and businesses across a number of industries.

She currently owns & runs two businesses. In 2017 along with her husband Noel, Emma set up Balloon HQ, a leading event design agency which provides bespoke branded décor, gifting and event solutions for clients nationwide. 

Emma set up The Power of U, Business Coaching & Mentoring in 2022 where she supports clients on their personal & professional journeys to ensure they reach their full potential.

Emma was appointed National President for 2023 of Ireland’s leading female business network - Network Ireland which is celebrating 40 years. AIB is the official partner for Neywork Ireland & our theme for 2023 is Celebrating Success. The organisation has 1000+ members across 17 branches around Ireland. We focus on 3 core pillars of leading, supporting & collaborating and our platform offers members the opportunity for both professional and personal development. Network Ireland hosts up to 250+ events every year.

**Attendees will receive a signed copy of Rachel Doyle's newly published book ‘My Tree of Life’

** Spot Prizes on the day, bring your business card as this will be used to select winners at random