National Women's Enterprise Day 2023 West Region (Mayo, Roscommon & Galway) Event - Thursday October 19th - LEO037

Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon. Eircode - F52 R867
Thursday, October 19th
10.30am to 3pm

Now in its 17th year, National Women's Enterprise Day celebrates the success of female entrepreneurs and inspires female start-ups. Join us at the North West region for a day of exciting speakers, networking, inspiration and motivation! A panel discussion will feature ambassadors from Roscommon, Mayo and Galway. Refreshments on arrival and the event will conclude with lunch.

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National Women’s Enterprise Day 2023

West Region (Mayo, Roscommon & Galway) Event

"Empowering Business Together"

will be celebrated in Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon

on Thursday 19th October!

Half day event with networking opportunities and a diverse range of inspiring female speakers.  

Keynote Speaker: Eimear Noone


Galway-born Eímear Noone (originally from Kilconnell) is an award-winning Irish composer and conductor of film and video game music, known for her work on World of WarCraftThe Legend of Zelda, and more. With a catalogue of more than 25 compositions and hundreds of performances from the Royal Albert Hall to the Beijing Olympic Stadium, her music has reached upwards of 100 million people, inspiring audience members and fellow musicians alike. She made history in 2020 when she became the first woman to conduct at the Oscars at their 92nd annual awards ceremony and continues to make strides as an advocate for women in music, technology, and their related fields. As a speaker, she is world-renowned for her engaging and inventive style, and has delivered masterclasses and speeches at Google, the American Chamber of Commerce, the Irish Embassy in the United States, and even the Irish National Rugby Team. 

Guest Speaker: Ruth Larkin


Founder and Managing Director of Lark Bridal Ltd. Which distributes a portfolio of luxury international bridal, bridesmaid and evening collections to international retailers.  The company also provides executive training and consultancy to SME’s internationally through Larkin Consultancy Services.

Guest Speaker: Mairead O’Shea 


Communications Manager ‘See Her Elected’ an initiative which aims to empower women all over rural Ireland to run for local election by equipping them with skills, confidence, and knowledge.


NWED Ambassadors

Alison Clarke:


Founder of ‘Fembition’ - a pioneering women’s digital leadership and fertility platform for progressive employers who want to retain their top female talent, close the gender gap and build a more inclusive culture at work.

Noreen Hackett:


Founder of Advanced Cosmetics, Ireland’s only Cosmetic Manufacturing company owned and ran by a Cosmetic Chemist with over 10 years’ experience in the industry. 

Jacqui O’Connor:


Founder and Managing Director of MedScan3D, helping healthcare professionals and research engineers access a seamless route to Patient Specific Medical 3D Printing through a high level of support, accessibility, and knowledge of the technology. Experienced Technical Director with a demonstrated history of working in the R&D industry. Skilled in Biomaterials, Regulatory Requirements, Technical Sales, Polymer Chemistry, SEM, and Research and Development (R&D). 


MC for the event will be Loretta Ní Ghabháin - Lorg Media


Loretta is the founder and Director of the Multi award winning Digital marketing agency, Lorg Media. Loretta is a Communications Consultant and was the first person to bring social media to the national broadcaster TG4, having already worked in numerous roles, both on and off camera, from film reviewer to producer on the ground for the Oprah Winfrey Show, along with being a broadcast news Director and Presenter with RTÉ and TG4. Working as MC and Presenting are still in the mix and she has a keen interest in storytelling and promoting Irish language and culture internationally.