National Women's Enterprise Day 2017

Meath to celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day on October 12th

A half day event with lunch organised by LEOs in Meath and Louth at the City North Hotel and Conference Centre in Gormanston, Co. Meath. Featuring: Caroline Keeling of Keelings, Niamh Sherwin Barry of Irish Fairy Door Company, Róisín Hogan of HIRO by Róisín, Margaret Robb of Sweet Little Babies and Margie Burns of Aviation Selection Consultants.

National Women's Enterprise Day

An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald T.D. has launched the biggest-ever programme of events to mark National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED), which is being organised by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) on Thursday, 12 October 2017.

All 31 LEOs, including Local Enterprise Office Meath, are behind the initiative and together, they jointly supported over 14,000 female entrepreneurs in 2016. LEOs are enlisting the help of established female entrepreneurs to act as Local Ambassadors and share their success stories.

Local Enterprise Office Meath is teaming up with the LEO in Louth to organise an event for aspiring female entrepreneurs and female-led businesses across the region at the City North Hotel on October 12th

 ‘Open doors to new markets’ is the theme for National Women’s Enterprise Day in 2017 as the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) reports that 27% of early stage female entrepreneurs in Ireland expect to get more than a quarter of their revenues from overseas work. The LEOs have a range of supports that can help businesses to realise those expectations and local events will feature female ambassadors who have already successfully availed of some of those supports.

Announcing the full programme of events across the country for October 12th, An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD said: “I am delighted to launch the biggest-ever programme of events to mark National Women’s Enterprise Day in October. ‘Open doors to new markets’ is a very fitting theme for this year’s National Women’s Enterprise Day. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor research shows that women in Ireland are ambitious to grow their businesses internationally and my Department, through the relevant agencies, are providing the necessary supports to help businesses explore and maximise the market opportunities available further afield.  I would encourage even more women to use their LEO to avail of the many supports and help them maximise the potential of their business in new markets.”

Tickets for National Women’s Enterprise Day events can be booked here and further details are available from @NWED on Twitter and @NWEDIreland on Facebook.

NWED Brochure.pdf (size 1.5 MB)

 

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