National Women's Enterprise Day 2018

Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown
Thursday 18th October 2018

National Women's Enterprise Day networking event in association with Local Enterprise Office Carlow and Kilkenny #FromLocalToGlobal

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On Thursday 18th October the Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny will join with the Local Enterprise Office Carlow for National Women's Enterprise Day (NWED).

This year's NWED theme 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.

This event is designed with your business in mind and provides you with an opportunity to network, hear from business experts and build connections that will help drive innovation, sales and business excellence in your business into the future.

National Women’s Enterprise Day strives to encourage even more women to set up their own businesses and expand their current enterprises and to increase national recognition of the essential role played by Ireland’s female entrepreneurs.  

The event will take place in the grounds of Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny with Team Activities, Lunch and Guest Speakers Dr. Sinead Kane and Comedian Deirdre O'Kane.

Dr. Sinead KaneSinead Kane

Double PhD doctorate, Double Guinness World Record holder, Keynote Speaker, Visually Impaired Athlete, & Qualified Lawyer

Sinead only has 5% vision and is registered as legally blind but she has overcome a lot of adversity throughout her life and now wants to help others. Sinead proves how those who persist in spite of a disability can develop determination, motivation, and creativity.

Deirdre O'KaneDeirdre O'Kane

An award-winning actress, comedian and presenter. 2018 is already a standout year; Deirdre has been a finalist in RTE's Dancing with the Stars, produced the country's largest ever charity comedy show (Paddy's Nite for Comic Relief at the 3 Arena), hosted the new look IFTA Film & Drama Awards for RTE, and voiced TV3 hit, Gogglebox.  Her natural warmth, engaging manner and comic timing make her a huge hit with audiences

Catherine Roycroft Cartoon Saloon

Catherine Roycroft

Catherine Roycroft is the Chief Operations Officer of three time Oscar ® nominated studio, Cartoon Saloon. She has been with the company for 8 years and is a perfect match for the role as there’s no one more passionate about supporting those who make inspiring and entertaining stories.

Although she’s not allowed anywhere near the drawing equipment, Catherine is very creative in how she manages the studio and her talent for multi-tasking across many departments at the same time is unequalled, globally!

Through facilities management, human resources (including recruitment & L&D) and community & education outreach, Catherine has been instrumental in growing Cartoon Saloon and its crew to over 140 employees.

As a Kilkenny native with international experience in management, Catherine is grateful to play a vital part in a company where the welcoming culture of creativity and empowerment ensures that everyone has a role to play, a place to grow and great friends to do it with.

Agenda for the event

9.30am Registration tea/coffee and pastries served in Mount Juliet Manor House

9.50am Welcome address by Colette Byrne CEO Kilkenny County Council

10.00am Guest Speaker - NWED Ambassador Catherine Roycroft Cartoon Saloon

10.15am Guest Speaker - Dr. Sinead Kane - Believe in Yourself – Anything is Possible

11.00am Dynamic Your Business Network - Dynamic your business network is a focused networking activity by Dynamic Events with free business tools and prizes for the most productive business network group.  (Please bring comfortable walking shoes, this is an outdoor event) 

2.00pm Lunch in The Stables Restaurant - (PLEASE INFORM US OF ANY DIETARY REQUIREMENTS)

2.45pm Guest Speaker Actress and Comedian Deirdre O'Kane - Life Lessons for Business Success

3.30pm Closing address by Kathleen Holohan CEO Carlow County Council

Finish 4pm

KCLR Broadcasting live with Eimear Ni Bhraonain from 10am - 12pm.