National Women's Enterprise Day 2018

Backstage Theatre, Farneyhoogan, Longford
9:30am to 2:00pm

Jointly hosted by Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath. The national theme for this year's event is 'from local to global.'

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National Women in Enterprise Day – Thursday, 18th October, 2018

The National Women in Enterprise Day (NWED) takes place on Thursday, October 18th, 2018.  The Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) of Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath will be jointly hosting an event to mark the day in the Backstage Theatre, Farneyhoogan, Longford.

The national theme for the day is ‘from local to global’ – with the objective of encouraging more female entrepreneurs to explore potential markets and to ‘go international’ with their businesses, availing of various supports from their Local Enterprise Office to help them achieve this.

The MC for the day will be Sinead Hussey and the agenda for the day is as follows:

  9:45    Registration - Tea & Coffee

10:30    Welcome - Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD

10:45    Opening Address - Barbara Heslin, Director of Services, Economic & Community Development,

     Longford County Council                                    

10:55    Keynote Speaker - Ciara Donlon - CEO and Founder THEYA Healthcare

11:15    Ambassador - Louise Lovett - CEO Longford Women's Link

11:30    Panel discussion - Facilitated by Sinead Hussey.

   Panel members include:

   Ciara Donlon - CEO THEYA Healthcare

   Dr. Ciara Kelly - TV, Radio Broadcaster & Columnist

   Louise Lovett - CEO Longford Women's Link

   Dr. Anne Cusack - MD Critical Healthcare

   Alison Ritchie - MD Polar Ice

   Barbara Heslin - Director of Services, Longford County Council

12:20    Presentation - Dr. Ciara Kelly - Getting the Balance Right

12:55    Closing Comments - Christine Charlton, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Westmeath

13:00     Network over lunch