Female entrepreneurs ‘tell it like it is’

Five successful women in business share their experiences at National Women’s Enterprise Day 2009

As part of National Women’s Enterprise Day on November 20, the opportunities and challenges facing five female entrepreneurs from around the country will be highlighted, to encourage more women to consider setting up their own business.

The conference, which takes place at the Mullingar Park Hotel, will include video case studies with question and answer sessions with five successful entrepreneurs: Jill Fitzgerald from Cake Toppers Ireland which are based in Camp, Co Kerry; Limerick-native Marion Murphy Cooney, a dress designer based in Nenagh; Kilkenny native Ann Kelsey from Econatural.ie in Kimmage; Lesley O’Mahony from Babypotz in Cabinteely; and New Zealand born Danette Connolly from Nursing and Allied Services in Waterford.

Organised by all the County and City Enterprise Boards, including the Westmeath Enterprise Board and co-funded by the European Social Fund and the Irish Exchequer, the aim of National Women’s Enterprise Day is to put the role of female entrepreneurship in the national spotlight.

Speaking ahead of National Women’s Enterprise Day on November 20, Christine Charlton, chief executive officer of Westmeath Enterprise Board said, “By sharing their experiences and insights into doing business in Ireland, these successful entrepreneurs will help give others a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing women in business today.”

Tickets are now available for National Women’s Enterprise Day through www.nwed.ie and are priced at €100 each. Further information about the enterprise supports on offer to all small businesses in Westmeath is available by logging onto www.westmeath-enterprise.ie

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