Kerry’s Businesswomen Urged To Attend National Women’s Enterprise Day Event

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Launching the upcoming event for National Women’s Enterprise Day were Fiona Leahy, Kerry LEO; Joan Kelleher North Cork LEO; Ita Madden Cork City LEO. Middle row: Liz Murphy South Cork LEO; Christine Heffernan West Cork LEO. Front: Joan Walsh Partnership International and ambassador for the National Women’s Enterprise Day in the south west region.

KERRY Local Enterprise Office is encouraging more women to go from ‘local to global’ with their businesses by attending a joint event in Cork city with 150 female entrepreneurs expected to attend.

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, T.D., has launched the national programme of events for National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED) 2018 taking place on Thursday , October 18 with 16 major entrepreneurial events planned across the country, including an event the Kerry and Cork Local Enterprise Office joint event in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs.

Kerry Local Enterprise Office has organised a full day event partnering with the LEO’s in Cork to cover the South West of the country.

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The theme “From Local To Global” is aimed at inspiring the next generation of female business leaders to take their local ideas and make them a global success.

On October 18, the event for Kerry female entrepreneurs is taking place in the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork and special guests include our very own Michelle Keane of Mibeau Interiors, one of Kerry’s foremost interior designers.

Key note speaker for the event will be Eleanor McEvoy of Dragon’s Den fame. The day will also include supports for growing a business internationally, facilitated panel discussion and all-important business networking.

Other speakers for the full day event include: Joan Walsh of Partnership International (event ambassador), Rachel Sarah Murphy of Irish Film Academy and Free The Way Cleaning, Sharon McDermott of Ky Ky Kids, Ingrid De Doncker of iDDea, Estelle Power of Irish Door Systems Ltd. and Margaret Kelly of Cork Chamber.

Encouraging local entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to attend, Fiona Leahy, the Business Advisor with Kerry Local Enterprise Officesaid: “‘From Local To Global’ as a theme for National Women’s Enterprise Day 2018 is very apt, especially with all the uncertainty around Brexit.  We want to encourage more female entrepreneurs to diversify and to let them know that their Local Enterprise Office can give them the support they need to explore new markets.”

To book tickets for the Kerry & Cork National Women’s Enterprise Day event, which cost €30, please visit or telephone Kerry Local Enterprise Office on 066 7183522.

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, T.D. should be helping all business to achieve “From Local To Global” regardless as that would be best for Ireland!

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