Another successful Women in Business Networking Event took place on 2nd July

Women in Business from Westmeath, Longford and Leitrim came together in beautiful surroundings of the Mullingar Park Hotel on a spectacularly sunny evening on Monday last, 2nd July to hear the inspirational stories of two very successful women, Joanne Sweeney Burke, Director of the Digital Business Institute and Amy O Connor of AOC Coaching.   The Event was organised jointly by the Local Enterprise Offices of Westmeath, Longford and Leitrim with the aim of further developing relationships within the Women in Business Network across the Counties involved.

JSB speaking

The crowd listened to the inspirational story of Joanne Sweeney-Burke, of how ‘she pulled herself up by her own bootlaces and describes herself as the 'accidental entrepreneur.' She is an entrepreneur, author,  TEDx speaker, mother of two and an international speaker. She is the Director of the Digital Training Institute and founder of Ireland's first Public Sector Digital Marketing Summit. Embracing the digital age is something that Joanne has done with great vigour and passion. Up-skilling with a Masters in Digital Marketing she practices what she preaches at her training courses. Joanne is an eternal optimist and says "when the chips are down, you must rise up."  Joanne inspired, entertained and reminded every woman in the room that they are brilliant and they need to recognize that.

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Laura Magan from Momentum Consulting gave an outline of the WISE project – a European project involving Ireland (Local Enterprise Office Leitrim) and three other European Countries with the sole purpose of encouraging more Females into STEM Enterprise. She spoke briefly about plans for the Educational Platform and encouraged all female entrepreneurs (and potential entrepreneurs) in the STEM sector to get in touch for more details.

 Amy _ Joanne


Amy O Connor AOC Coaching then facilitated a networking session. Amy is a military mum turned life development and motivational mum using 20 years of untapped experiences into helping women in business see another side of themselves and allowing them to re-visit the evidence that ‘they have done this before & find a unique new balance and direction to go do it again. 

Amy has helped Military managers & leaders, Entrepreneurs, Directors of private companies, Network Marketers and Mums in general go from being stuck to being newly focused and motivated again in order to carve out their own 'Life Less Ordinary'. Amy’s mission is to help busy professional women to find their own confidence again to progress in life & business by allowing them the space to see ANOTHER side of THEIR coin! She continued that ‘life is extraordinary if you allow it to be. We can control the controllable and focus on the moment right now – it’s OK to be kind to ourselves and OK to put ourselves ahead of others’.

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The Regional Women in Business Event will take place on the 18th October and the next tri county event will take place later this year in December. We look forward to seeing you all there.