National Womens Enterprise Day 2019

National Women's Enterprise Day (NWED) will take place this year on Thursday, 17th October. The venue for this year's Mid-West Region event will be hosted at Dromoland Castle, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Clare where we expect over 150 female entrepreneurs to join our exciting panel of guest speakers in celebrating NWED!

The theme of this year's National Women's Enterprise Day is 'Making It Happen'  and the programme includes a variety of high profile guest speakers, local female entrepreneurs and networking coaches, as well as plenty of opportunities to network with other female entrepreneurs and business owners.

Back by popular demand, radio and TV presenter and communications specialist, Ciana Campbell, will be our NWED Master of Ceremonies on the day and will host lively panel discussions with some exciting entrepreneurs from the region.

Registration will start at 9.20am, with the event itself kicking off at 10am sharp. A full overview of the agenda is provided below.


09.20 – 10.00                     Registration

10.00 – 10.15                     Welcome Address – Padraic McElwee, Head of Enterprise Clare  

10.15 – 10.45                     Jean McCabe, Owner & Managing Director, Willow        

                                              'From Local to Global - Delivering a Winning Customer Experience'

10.45 - 11.15                      Fiona Steed, Group Lead Allied Health UL Hopsitals and Former Irish Rugby International

                                            'Making It Happen and Making Time to Enjoy It'    

11.15 – 11.45                      Tea/Coffee Break – Networking  

11.45 – 12.30                      “Making It Happen” Female Entrepreneur Panel Discussion

                                             Birgitta Curtin, Burren Smokehouse, Co. Clare 

                                             Florrie Purcell, The Scullery, Co. Tipperary

                                             Caroline Mitchell, Caroline Mitchell Knitwear, Limerick.

12.30 - 13.00                       Panel Q & A including Jean McCabe and Fiona Steed

13.00 – 14.15                      Lunch

14.15 – 15.15                      Jackie Gowran, Business Trainer & Mentor

                                            ‘Growing Your Confidence While Networking’

15.15 – 15.30                      Tea/Coffee Break - Networking

15.30 – 16.00                      Key Note Speaker: Sonya Lennon, Designer, Broadcaster & Entrepreneur   

                                           ‘Making It Happen – Everyday Empowerment’

16.00 – 16.25                      Q & A

16.25 – 16.30                      Close – Mary Ryan, Local Enterprise Office Tipperary

Book your Place!

National Women's Enterprise Day promises to be an informative, engaging and memorable day for all. The event is subsidised by the Local Enterprise Offices in the Mid-West Region (Clare, Limerick and Tipperary) and supported by Enterprise Europe Network.

Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, 4th September 2019. Places are limited, so early booking is strongly advised!

We look forward to welcoming you on the day!