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.'


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:

9:30am - 10:00am    Registration - Tea & Coffee

10:00am - 10:05am   Welcome - Marcella Corcoran TD

10:05am - 10:15am    Open - Barbara Heslin, Director of Services, Economic & Community Development,

                                      Longford County Council                                    

10:15am - 10:35am    Keynote Speaker - Ciara Donlon - CEO and Founder THEYA Healthcare

10:35am - 10.45am    Event Ambassador - Louise Lovett - CEO Longford Women's Link

10:50am - 12:00pm    Panel discussion - Facilitated by Sinead Hussey.  Panel members - Ciara Donlon, Louise Lovett,

                                       Dr. Anne Cusack - MD Critical Healthcare and Alison Ritchie - MD Polar Ice

12:00pm - 12:40pm    Health and wellness expert - Dr. Ciara Kelly

12:40pm - 12:45pm    Close - Christine Charlton, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Westmeath

13:00pm                       Lunch