Registration now open for EMPOWER EXPLORE event

Registration is now open for the 2021 EMPOWER EXPLORE event which will take place online on Tuesday September 7 from 9:30am to 1:00pm.

The event is free to attend and promises to be a thought provoking morning. This is a chance to engage and learn from some high profile business leaders and a chance to connect and network with fellow entrepreneurs.

Two established female entrepreneurs, Brenda Romero and Mairead Markle will share their insights on achieving success in business and personal life. Brenda Romero is a BAFTA award-winning games director, entrepreneur, mother, Fulbright award recipient and CEO and of Romero Games Ltd. Mairead Markle, founder and CEO of Tarasis Enterprises, is a multi-award winning entrepreneur, mother of six, investor and philanthropist.

Looking for funds for a start-ups business idea? Anne Ravanona, international speaker, founder of Global Invest Her, Women’s Advocate and EU Delegation Member of the W20 will be interviewed by MC for the event Susan HayesCulleton on the subject of securing early stage investment for female founders.

How can blockchain technology be used by Irish SMEs to gain a competitive advantage? Professor Joyce O’Connor founding President of the National College of Ireland and the Co-Founder and Chair of BlockW will be joined by two entrepreneurs Shane McCarthy, Founder & CEO of Irish Craft Beverages and Victoria Thompson Co-Founder and CEO at Orora who will share their stories of how they have achieved success by embracing blockchain technology in their businesses.

The EMPOWER programme is run by the GMIT Innovation Hub and is funded by the ESF and the Department of Justice and Equality. Book a place at this free online event by visiting the website


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