County Kilkenny to celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day on October 18th

County Kilkenny to celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day on October 18th

Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny along with the neighbouring Local Enterprise Office in Carlow has planned a networking event for aspiring female entrepreneurs and female-led businesses across the 2 counties at Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown on Thursday 18th October.

All 31 LEOs, including Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny, are behind the initiative and the Kilkenny based event is one of 16 events organised around the country to celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day. The theme for this year’s event is “From Local to Global” encouraging female entrepreneurs to explore export markets and to 'go international' with their business with support from their Local Enterprise Office. The LEO network is enlisting the help of established female entrepreneurs to act as Local Ambassadors and share their success stories. This year’s ambassador for the region is Catherine Roycroft, Chief Operations Officer at the three times Oscar nominated studio, Cartoon Saloon here in Kilkenny.

Special guests include Dr. Sinead Kane, acclaimed double Guinness world record holder, visually impaired athlete, & qualified lawyer and also actress/comedian and TV presenter Deirdre O’Kane. Sinead has an inspirational story to tell and has proved that persistence in spite of obstacles can develop determination, motivation and help creativity. The MC for the Eimear O’Bhraoinain, KCLR96Fm will chat with Deirdre O’Kane on the topic of “Life Lessons for Business Success”.
Fiona Deegan with Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny said: “National Women’s Enterprise Day on Thursday 18th October promises to an inspirational day and aims to help open more doors to new markets for Ireland’s female entrepreneurs. Our event here in Kilkenny will; involved a number of networking opportunities along with advice, insights and information for female entrepreneurs”.

Tickets for National Women’s Enterprise Day event in Mount Juliet Estate can be booked from the Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny website

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