Monaghan Local Enterprise Office Welcomes 'National Women's Enterprise Day 2020' Free Event to Celebrate Achievements of Women in Business

Event Details:

Theme:  “Stronger Together”

Date:    Wednesday 14th October 2020

Delivery:  Online

Registration Link:  (Registration is Free)


Monaghan Local Enterprise Office is delighted to announce that Monaghan Women in Business Network member,  Lisa Nolan, Executive Leadership Coach and M.D. at Aslan Coaching – will lead the bill at this year’s National Women’s Enterprise Day celebration.

Lisa Nolan

The event, which takes place on Wednesday 14th October,  is going  online and participation is free.  All women in business – or thinking of going into business - in the area are encouraged to register and log in to benefit from the expertise and experience of a range of expert speakers.

Key themes include resilience, self-care, innovation and opportunity.  The programme will include workshops with experts, panel discussions, a virtual marketplace and facilitated networking to connect more entrepreneurs with each other.

This important  Local Enterprise Office initiative, now in its fourteenth year, was launched by An Tánaiste and Minister Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar T.D., and is being funded by the Government of Ireland in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and Local Authorities.  

Figures released by Local Enterprise Offices to coincide with the launch reveal that 20,551 female participants took part in training programmes with the 31 Local Enterprise Offices in the first six months of 2020, an increase of 58% over the same period last year. There is also greater demand for mentoring support this year, with 3,567 female entrepreneurs taking up the support between January and June 2020 - an increase of 19%.

In addition to Lisa Nolan, Executive Leadership Coach, presenters on the day will  include Lough Egish woman, Áine Kerr, co-founder of Kinzen and RTÉ broadcaster,  Olympian-turned-company founder Derval O’ Rourke, Sonia Deasy of the Irish global skincare brand, Pestle & Mortar and Pamela Laird of Moxi Loves -  finalist on BBC’s The Apprentice.

An Tánaiste, who will be delivering the opening address on National Women’s Enterprise Day, comments:

“The ‘Stronger Together’ message for National Women’s Enterprise Day has never been more important. I look forward to addressing this year’s event and hearing from inspiring female business leaders on how they have managed the past few months, which have been extremely difficult for all business owners and their staff. The Government is determined to help more women pursue entrepreneurship as a career and I’m encouraged to see such a significant increase – 58%, taking up the training programmes that are available. Training and mentorship can make a huge difference to any entrepreneur starting out, on what can often be a lonely journey, and I encourage all women considering setting up their own business to contact their Local Enterprise Office to see how they can help you.”

Eilín Connolly, Business Adviser at Monaghan Local Enterprise Office, Monaghan adds:

On National Women’s Enterprise Day on October 14th, we want to show businesses that we’re ‘Stronger Together.’ We also want to show how small changes can make big impacts, how we can learn from each other, how small businesses can cultivate innovation and how international markets can offer new opportunities. Registration is now open and events are free to join so I would encourage local businesswomen and aspiring female entrepreneurs to join us online for a day of education, inspiration and motivation!”

For more information on National Women’s Enterprise Day and to register for the free events, please go to

The Monaghan Women in Business Network hopes that you will join in and looks forward to seeing you there!

For more information on The Monaghan Women in Business Network, please visit