Network Galway working to support member in uncertain times

President of Network Galway, Sharon Egan

President of Network Galway, Sharon Egan

At a time when we are in such state of flux commercially, local Galway Branch of Network Ireland has come together to support its 140 members through this uncertain period.

Network Galway are doing this by:

— Promoting their members posts across all social media platforms, where Network’s reach is now at 84,000

— Hosting virtual online events, with presentations on topics to support struggling businesses and practical information and tips on how to deal as best we can with these challenging circumstances

— Holding online “coffee morning catch ups” for more informal gatherings and an opportunity for members to maintain their connection with each other

— By being in regular ezine communication with members

— By sharing information on supports from our collaborations with Galway Chamber, The Local Enterprise office and Galway Executive Skillnet

— By tooling knowledge, strength and resilience to support each other

President of Network Galway, Sharon Egan’s theme for 2020 is to #igniteyourtribe.

“Never before has this theme been so pertinent, with a need for everyone to ignite the people and supports available to them to charter this unknown territory.

“Network Ireland is the longest established female-focused business networking organisation in Ireland, with 15 branches and over 1200 members.

“Network Ireland recently surveyed its members and 80% of the women surveyed said their working day have become “dramatically” or “somewhat” different in March.

“While almost half of those questioned had decided to or were about to shut their business down, 86% said they believed they will be able to re-open their business at a later date and nearly 80% of respondents were either very happy or happy with the Government efforts to support enterprise during the Covid-19 crisis,” added Ms Egan.

Louisa Meehan, National President of Network Ireland echoed this sentiment.

“In this new environment where our daily lives have been disrupted, we are determined to do what we can to maintain vital links and networks in whatever way we can”.

“Network Ireland has a full schedule of webinars which are open to both members and non-members alike (with a small fee for non-members ). You can find all of the relevant links on www.NetworkIreland.ie,” she concluded.

 

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