Meet Our Speakers

Pre-Event Networking

Getting to Know You!

Grab a coffee and get to meet other female business people

from across the country in these fast paced, one-to-one networking sessions


Building the Future - Morning Session


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Áine Kerr


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NWED host Áine Kerr, the co-founder of Kinzen
and host of RTÉ's Reignite, meets Vibeke Delahunt
and Jacqui McNabb, Co-Chairs of NWED 2021.

Vibeke Delahunt


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Vibeke Delahunt, Head of Enterprise, LEO Wicklow and Co-Chair of NWED 2021



Jacqui McNabb


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Jacqui McNabb, Head of Enterprise, LEO Kildare and Co-Chair of NWED 2021.
























Ideas, Innovation and Action


Meet some of the 2021 Leading Lights - a selection of inspiring entrepreneurs from across Ireland who’ve used a combination of ideas, innovation and action to drive success in their business

Susie O' Neill

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Lorraine Lynch

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Sharon Keegan

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Caroline Dunlea

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Kay Lyng

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Build Yourself To Build A Better Business - 11.15 am

Your level of success in business will be directly impacted by the way you as an entrepreneur grow and develop. Discover how to invest in yourself to drive your business forward with Denise O'Grady.

Denise O' Grady

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Discover how to invest in yourself to drive your business forward with Denise O Grady

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Coffee Break!

Take a break away from the screen and arrive back at 11.30am ready and refreshed for the next session


Get To Know Your Numbers with Larissa Feeney - 11.55 am

Larissa Feeney

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Learn from Larissa Feeney how she grew her business and discover the critical financial skills and knowledge that you need to accelerate your
business development.

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The Beauty of Business

Keynote interview with Aimee Connolly, founder of Sculpted by Aimee



Aimee Connolly

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Aimee Connolly, CEO and Founder of Sculpted by Aimee Cosmetics, created her own beauty brand shortly after graduating from UCD and catapulted its success through best-in-class digital marketing. Aimee is also a finalist for this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year award 

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Wrap up Morning Session - Aine Kerr - 12.14 - 12.15

Close of morning session, including announcement of National Women’s Enterprise Day prize winners, followed by 5 Spotlight Sessions (12.15-13.00hrs) and Lunchtime Energizer Session. The Afternoon Session commences at 14.00hrs.



Networking: Getting To Know You! - 12.15 - 13.15

Grab a coffee and get to meet other female business people from across the country in this
facilitated networking session.



Trading Online - What Next?  12.15 - 13.00

Alan O' Meara

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You've built your website. Now, how do you make it work for your business.

In this Spotlight Session, Alan O'Meara will outline how to use your website to drive business growth

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Is Internationalisation right for your business?

A dynamic discussion hosted by Sheelagh Daly, Enterprise Ireland

Sheelagh Daly

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Sheelagh Daly, Entrepreneurship Manager at Enterprise Ireland, talks to 3 entrepreneurs about how they successfully expanded into international markets using the supports available.

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Derya Sousa

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Derya Sousa of Kianda Technologies, talks to Sheelagh Daly of Enterprise Ireland about how she successfully expanded into international markets using the supports available

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Anne Rudden

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Ann Rudden of Aine's Handmade Chocolatestalks to Sheelagh Daly of Enterprise Ireland about how she successfully expanded into international markets using the supports available.

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Anna Carmody

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Anna Carmody of Little Red Edutalks to Sheelagh Daly of Enterprise Ireland about how she successfully expanded into international markets using the supports available

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Practical Steps in Sustainability

with Sarah Blake (Earthology) and Claire Tait (Chocolatey Clare)

Sarah Blake

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Want to "Go Green" but don't know how?

Listen in to Sarah and leave feeling inspired and energised to start your sustainability journey. 

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Claire Tait

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Want to "Go Green" but don't know how?

Listen in to Clare and leave feeling inspired and
energised to start your sustainability journey.
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First Steps in Digitalisation for SMEs

with Aoife Salizzo

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There is always a better way to do things. Sometimes you need an expert like Aoife Salizzo
from We Make Everything Simple to point you in the right direction. Join Aoife for a fast paced session full of practical advice and actions to implement in your business.

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Harness Social Media To Drive Growth

with Louise McDonnell

Louise McDonnell

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Social Media can be your worst enemy or strongest ally, depending on how you approach it.

Louise McDonnell will inspire you to get it right!

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Lunchtime Energiser with Gerry Duffy

How To Show Up At Your Optimum Best

Gerry Duffy

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Have you ever considered the key behaviours in your week to help you show up at your best?

In this short 40 minute workshop, we will invite you
to consider the key behaviours both inside and outside work to support this.

You will leave this session with your own unique takeaway.

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Advice Clinics

A selection of stage agencies and support bodies are on hand to share information and answer questions. Meet them now in their expo booth

Build The Future - Afternoon Session 14.00 - 14.05

MC Áine Kerr introduces the afternoon session.

Planet, People, Purpose & Profit

Building sustainability and green actions into your business is good for the planet, people and profit. Discover how 3 different entrepreneurs are embedding sustainability into their business models

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Áine Kerr chats to 3 different entrepreneurs to discover how they are embedding sustainability into their business models

Pamela Walsh

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Pamela Walsh chats to Áine Kerr to discover how she is embedding sustainability into her business models

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Aoife McNamara

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Aoife McNamara chats to Áine Kerr to discover how she is embedding sustainability into her business models

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Caroline Ashe Brady

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Caroline Ashe Brady chats to Áine Kerr to discover how she is embedding sustainability into her business models

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Build A Better Business with Paula McNicholas

No matter how expert we are in our business, there are always improvements that can be made to drive productivity, efficiency, and profitability. Allow Paula McNicholas to show you how.

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Is There A Better Way? Exploring Innovation

with Kim Mackenzie Doyle

Kim Mackenzie Doyle

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An innovation mindset is something that you can
develop.

Kim Mackenzie-Doyle will explain how an innovation mindset and using creativity and design thinking can help develop new products, systems or ways of scaling your business.

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Find New Markets, Win New Clients

with Jenny Melia

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Internationalisation may be an option for your business and supports are available to help you break into those markets. It may not simply be about developing export markets, it may be about driving online sales internationally. Allow Jenny Melia of Enterprise Ireland to outline the options and highlight the supports available.

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A Lifetime of Learning

Keynote interview with Rachel Doyle of The Arboretum

Rachel Doyle

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From a small set up in her back garden almost 45years ago, Rachel has created a unique
horticultural experience out of pure passion and devotion to what she loves.

As Ireland’s first 5-star garden centre, Arboretum sets the standard for what garden retail is today. Rachel truly knows what it is to "grow" a business. She's learned a lot of lessons along the way and speaks with both wisdom and wit about what it is to be an entrepreneur.

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Wrap Up Afternoon Session

Close of afternoon session, including announcement of National Women’s Enterprise Day prize winners, followed by Creating Connection, a high energy networking session hosted by Noel Davidson (16.00-17.00hrs).




Advice Clinics - 16.00 - 17.00

A selection of stage agencies and support bodies are on hand to share information and answer your questions. Drop in to their exhibitor booths to meet them!



Creating Connections

Networking is more than just meeting lots of people. It's creating connections that open doors, lead to opportunities and forge alliances that help your business to grow.  Join Noel Davidson for a high energy, innovative learning and networking session.


Noel Davidson

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