Networking, mentoring and sound advice for female entrepreneurs

National Women's Enterprise Day 01National Women’s Enterprise Day – October 16 and 17

Women who are running or managing small businesses are being invited by Limerick City Enterprise Board to attend National Women’s Enterprise Day 2013, which is taking place on October 16 and 17 next at the Heritage Hotel in Portlaoise.

The event is one of the most significant in the calendar for women in business, offering advice, networking and mentoring sessions.

Keynote speakers at this year’s National Women’s Enterprise Day include Ramona Nicholas, Founder of Cara Pharmacy Group and RTE Dragons’ Den panellist.

Successful female entrepreneurs who are featured “Case Studies” for National Women’s Enterprise Day 2013 are: Rosaria Piseri of AlgAran in County Donegal, which produces a range of organic seaweed products; Mags Kirwan of Goatsbridge Trout Farm in County Kilkenny; internationally acclaimed milliner Davina Lynch from County Cavan and Pauline Naughton of P and G Cards in County Roscommon.

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Formal Networking Events will be held on both days of the conference, with Caitlin O’Connor facilitating “Accelerating Performance, Networking and Referral Strategies” while Catherine Moonan will give advice on how to achieve the “Perfect Pitch”.

Eamon Ryan, CEO, of Limerick City Enterprise Board here said: “Limerick City Enterprise Board supports the promotion of female entrepreneurship and the development of micro and small businesses at local level. Whether you are thinking of starting a new business or wish to expand your existing business, Limerick City Enterprise Board, can provide advice, information and guidance as to what assistance and supports are available to you.”

Mentors sharing their advice on National Women’s Enterprise Day include John Clarke, a brand building consultant and experienced business mentor; Ron Connell, “Business Doctor”; Margaret Daly, Consultant and Mentor; Barra Flynn of BFL Training and Development; Sandra Hennessy, Digital Marketing Consultant and Trainer; Suzanne Hoey, specialist in Web Development; Gillian Horan, Business Branding Consultant; Elaine Hyland, Business Mentor; Evan Mangan, founder of the Marketing Crowd; Rob Marr, founder of Catalyst; Theresa Mulvihill, Marketing and Business Consultant and Yvonne Scully; Business Consultant.

Co-funded by the European Social Fund with support from the Department of Justice and Equality through the Equality for Women measure, the aim of National Women’s Enterprise Day is to give national recognition to the role of female entrepreneurship.

The conference fee of €100 allows attendance at the half day conference on Wednesday October 16th, including conference supper and the full day conference, including lunch, on Thursday 17th October. Delegates can also pre-book a 30 minute mentor session, free of charge.

Booking forms and more details are available from or through Limerick City enterprise Board