Westmeath to host Women’s Enterprise Day

Pictured at the launch of National Women’s Enterprise Day are (l to r)  Nicola Byrne, founder and managing director of Call 11890, who will be one of the speakers at the conference; Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Coughlan, TD; and Christine Charlton, chair of the National Women’s Enterprise Day Organising Committee and CEO of Westmeath County Enterprise Board.

Pictured at the launch of National Women’s Enterprise Day are (l to r) Nicola Byrne, founder and managing director of Call 11890, who will be one of the speakers at the conference; Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Coughlan, TD; and Christine Charlton, chair of the National Women’s Enterprise Day Organising Committee and CEO of Westmeath County Enterprise Board.

It has been announced that Mullingar will play host to National Women’s Enterprise Day on November 26. The event aims to inspire, inform, and support women entrepreneurs.

Women entrepreneurs are being encouraged to seek support and advice for their new and existing business ventures at the second annual National Women’s Enterprise Day. Hosted by the County and City Enterprise Boards, the event will take place on November 26 in The Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

Christine Charlton, chair of the National Women’s Enterprise Day Organising Committee and CEO of Westmeath County Enterprise Board, is confident that the event will be very beneficial to women in business, “Some 76 per cent of the women who receive grant aid from the County and City Enterprise Boards are setting up a new business, which can be a daunting experience. We know from the recent GEM report that women are motivated and inspired by meeting other women entrepreneurs and are five times more likely to set up their own business as a result. This event is a great way for women to receive practical advice from other women in business as well as business specialists.”

Attendees will benefit from one-to-one mentor sessions provided by a range of consultants, receive advice from exhibitor service providers such as FÁS and Enterprise Ireland and avail of networking opportunities throughout the day.

Keynote speakers include: John McGuinness, TD, Minister for Trade and Commerce; Michelle Mone, founder and co-owner of Ultimo clothing manufacturer MJM International Ltd; Norah Casey, chief executive of Harmonia; Nicola Byrne, founder and managing director of Call 11890; and Frank Fullard, CEO of Mayo County Enterprise Board and founder of www.irishbusinesswomen.com

Those wishing to attend the event can visit www.nwed.ie to download an application form or contact their local County or City Enterprise Board.

 

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