NWED 2015 supported by Local Enterprise Offices

National Women’s Enterprise Day 2015

It’s National Women’s Enterprise Day on Thursday, October 22nd and the Local Enterprise Office, South Cork is encouraging businesswomen and aspiring entrepreneurs from the region to get involved.

The 31 Local Enterprise Offices are marking the day with a major national conference in Galway and this year’s theme is: ‘Creating Connections – Building Business’, with the Local Enterprise Offices enlisting the help of female entrepreneurs to inspire more women to set up and grow their own businesses. 

Revealing details of National Women’s Enterprise Day 2015(#NWED) on October 22nd, Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash T.D. was joined by a number of Irish businesswomen who are participating in the event’s programme of Case Studies and Panel Discussions, including Florrie Purcell from The Scullery (Co. Tipperary); Leigh Williams from The Wicklow Brewery, and Ruth Monahan from Appassionata Flowers (Dublin).

Guest Speakers at National Women’s Enterprise Day 2015 include Oonagh O’Hagan, CEO, Meagher’s Pharmacy and UK-based entrepreneur, business mentor and author, Deirdre Bounds. Other successful female entrepreneurs participating in the conference’s Case Studies and Panel Discussions are: Triona MacGiolla Ri from Aro Digital Strategy (Co. Galway); Anne Cusack from Critical Healthcare (Co. Westmeath); Claire Bannon from Avokado & Co (Co. Clare) and Niamh O’ Neill from Niamh O’ Neill (fashion label) (Co. Louth).

Conference Facilitator for National Women’s Enterprise Day 2015 will be Síle Seoige with Clare Culligan facilitating a Business Networking Event on the eve of the conference, on Wednesday, October 21st.

Tickets for the two day event, which takes place at the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill for the second year running, cost €100 and are available on-line through www.nwed.ie.  The conference also includes an exhibition of enterprise support agencies, one-to-one mentoring clinics and networking sessions.

Organised by the network of Local Enterprise Offices, which is the first stop shop for microenterprises and small businesses, National Women’s Enterprise Day is supported by Enterprise Ireland and the Local Authorities Network.

Further updates are available by searching #nwed on Twitter and Facebook.

To go straight to the booking page, please click ‘NWED Booking’.

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