Over 70 Business Women at Tri County Women in Business Networking Event


Over 70 Business Women at Tri County Women in Business Networking Event

Theme of the event - Well-Being in the Workplace

Women from across counties Leitrim, Longford and Westmeath came together on the 20 May in The Landmark Hotel, Carrick On Shannon to attend a Tri County Women in Business event. The theme of the event was ‘Women's Well-Being in the Workplace’. Our keynote speaker on the night was Louise Dennison who was accompanied by three guest business speakers from Leitrim, Longford & Westmeath. The event was organised jointly by the Local Enterprise Offices of Leitrim, Longford and Westmeath with the aim of further developing relationships within the Women in Business Network across the counties involved.

The event was opened by Pat Murphy – Chairperson of the Tri County Women in Business Network. Later in the evening Pat also facilitated a networking session providing attendees with the opportunity to meet with like-minded women in business and to share ideas and experiences.

Our keynote speaker on the night was Louise Dennison, a Well-Being in the Workplace Expert and Founder and CEO of The Dennison Training Academy. As a qualified Advanced Mental Health Instructor and Registered EMT Louise is aware of the many aspects impacting working life such as productivity, health and safety, work-life balance and increasingly the risk of anxiety and burnout. She gave a talk on measures that can be taken to reduce stress, enhance work life balance and reduce the risk of burnout.

Alison Moffatt, Marketing Manager with Drumhierny Woodland Hideaway, was the Leitrim guest business speaker. Drumhierny Woodland Hideaway is an innovative hospitality project that has been captivating guests since opening in 2022. Alison shared the story about this unique destination where luxury meets sustainability, and she offered insights into the fascinating history and experiences that awaits visitors at Drumhierny Woodland Hideaway.

Olivia Curran from An Olivia Chocolate was the Westmeath guest business speaker. To date Olivia has won 18 awards for her luxury handmade chocolates. An Olivia Chocolate is a labour of love, handmade using the finest Belgian Chocolate, Irish artisan products and ingredients, ranging from Irish Cream Liqueur, Honey, Salt, Gin, Cider, Guinness and Coffee. Olivia makes everything from individual chocolates, 3D Easter Chick, Novelty Bars, Dinosaurs, Hot chocolate pots and everything in-between.

Geraldine Stewart, Founder & Director of DGS Business Consulting set up recently with her business partner Doreen Garety was the Longford guest business speaker. Geraldine has almost 30 years pan-European investment management experience, predominantly with Fidelity Investments. She has demonstrated capability in building, developing and leading investment teams supporting a broad spectrum of funds on behalf of retail and institutional clients worldwide. Having built a deep expertise in a broad range of leading industries including technology, pharma, food and finance, they work with executive teams, individuals and organisations. Geraldine and her husband Robert have also been responsible for the renovation and development of the successful Cathedral View Apartments which offer short-term tourist and business accommodation.

For further information on the Women in Business Network please contact Catriona Duffy at the Local Enterprise Office, Westmeath.

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