National Women’s Enterprise Day on October 18th

Wicklow to celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day on October 18th

NWED 2018 LaunchMinister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, T.D. launched the programme of events for National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED) 2018 taking place on Thursday 18th October with 16 major female entrepreneurial events planned across the country.

This initiative is led by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices nationwide, and funded by the Government of Ireland, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and Local Authorities.  The Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) have organised a programme of events under the theme “From Local to Global” aimed at inspiring and educating the next generation of female business leaders to take their local ideas and make them a global success.

The Wicklow event is taking place on October 18th in Powerscourt House, guestspeaker Sarah Slazenger, Managing Director of Powerscourt Estate, will give an inspirational talk ahead of networking over afternoon tea in the garden room, in conjunction with Local Enterprise Office Wicklow.

Aisling Hurley, of The Business Fairy Digital Marketing Agency, will also be speaking on how to embark on a journey from local to global opportunities and how to connect with international markets.

Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation said; “I am honoured to launch the largest ever National Women’s Enterprise Day.  We have some of the world’s finest business women in Ireland, who are inspiring the next generation.  It is important we ensure that female entrepreneurs have access to the training, funding and supports that they need to start and grow their business.  These female entrepreneurs should not just be thinking about these shores, they should be looking to go global, and my Department, through the relevant agencies, is ensuring they have the support they need to become world leaders in their sector.”

NWED 2018 Sarah SlaNWED events are taking place in Cavan, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow and will attract over 1,000 women in business and female entrepreneurs nationwide.

The Wicklow event booked out early last year. As place are limited, early booking is recommended.