About MWIB


 What is Monaghan Women in Business?

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Networking at Monaghan Women in Business

Monaghan Women in Business (MWIB) is an informal network which is open to all women in business and in management positions in County Monaghan and surrounding areas.  Women who are considering going into business are also welcome to become part of the network.


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Our aim is to provide information, support, promotional and networking opportunities to all who take part.  We welcome businesses at all stages of development – from pre-start up to internationally established operators.

The Monaghan Women in Business Network is a Local Enterprise Office initiative and Monaghan Local Enterprise Office supports and highly subsidizes all Monaghan Women in Business activities.


Monaghan Women in Business hold monthly events in venues throughout County Monaghan – usually on the first Tuesday of each month.  The format of our meetings varies they but usually include

Monaghan Women in Business 2018 Programme

Our next exciting event marks the launch of our 2018 Programme which takes place as part of National Enterprise Week.  We are delighted to welcome Donna Kennedy – Psychologist, Business and Life Coach, Motivational Speaker and Author as our guest speaker.  This is one not to be missed – please see details and the Registration Link here. Please note, this event is Free of Charge and refreshments will be served.  Registration is essential for catering purposes.


For now there is no formal membership registration.  All women in business – or who have an interest in business development – can just come along to our meetings, introduce themselves and become part of this great support network.

For further information on Monaghan Women in Business or if you have any queries, please feel free to contact the Monaghan Women in Business Programme Co-ordinator, Riona Carroll, at any time. We look forward to hearing from you!

Some of our Past Events


You can check out details of our 2017 events here.  Also, check out some of our previous events here … lots of variety, lots of interest and excellent attendance levels!

Success Is Simple – with Gaye Moore- The Potentialist –  at The Gate Lodge, Castleblayney

monaghan women in businessThis time we welcomed Castleblayney woman – Gaye Moore, The Potentialist – who brought us a very welcome and straightforward message: #SuccessIsSimple. gaye moore monaghan women in business

Our venue was the recently refurbished Gate Lodge at Hope Castle.  Gaye’s very interactive presentation was followed by delicious refreshments and further networking at Eileen’s Tea Rooms.

This was another very useful and relevant event and a great evening was had by all!  (A few photos are included here – there are lots more on our Facebook page.  You can also access some of Gaye’s materials on our resources page – thank you for this Gaye!monaghan women in business networking

Networking at Success Is Simple – Monaghan Women in Business – November 2016

Communications 101 Masterclass – Margaret Considine

Well, we had another illuminating and most enjoyable Masterclass with the incomparable Margaret Considine, EQuita Consulting, when Margaret treated us to her very valuable “Communications 101 Materclass” in the beautiful Ballybay Wetlands Centre.   Twenty three great Monaghan Women in Business attended – learned and had fun.  Thank you to Margaret and all who attended and to the Wetlands Centre for their wonderful care and hospitality.  Catch some of the action on “Attending Skills” here.

Some pics below – we were hard at work!



Finance and Tapas for Monaghan Women in Business

Rose Tierney Monaghan Women in Business On this occasion, we  got right down to the most basic and essentially important business theme i.e. FINANCE.

One of the commonly cited causes of business failure among female entrepreneurs is lack of proper financing.  Even where businesses survive, they frequently fail to develop and reach their full potential due to lack of adequate finance.

At our September meeting, experienced accountant,  tax adviser and Monaghan Women in Business member – Rose Tierney – gave us the low down on how to assess our business and personal finances and how to effectively plan for our financial future – thus improving the opportunities for our businesses and our own personal quality of life, now and in the years ahead.

Rose did an amazing job and got a lot of us thinking about where we are and where we are headed in financial terms.  She shared a wealth of knowledge and expertise with us and took a very practical approach to financial management and planning.

Rose very kindly shared her presentation materials with us and you can check them out – along with other useful resources –here.  Not as good as being at the event but very useful nonetheless.

After Rose’s presentation and Q+A session we adjourned to Paula’s Deery’s lovely Tapas de Noche to enjoy delicious tapas and a further meaningful networking opportunity.  Another great event for Monaghan Women in Business!

90 Minute Masterclass:  Successful Negotiation Skills for Business and for Life

Margaret Considine, EQuita Consulting Limited, presented an excellent 90 Minute Master Class: Successful Negotiation Skills for Business and for Life.  We had a great attendance – lots of networking – a lovely exhibit by Eleanor Carleton, Just Sew Now.

Margaret has very kindly provided us with some follow up materials to the event.  These are available to view/download on The Monaghan Women in Business resources page.


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Participants in Wrapped Attention at Negotiation Masterclass!

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Meaningful Networking – That’s what it’s all about!

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Eleanor Carleton, Just Sew Now and Lina Liu, Lina Trading at Monaghan Women in Business

June Event “Outside In”


Another great evening was enjoyed by 40 Monaghan Women in Business at our recent “Outside In” event!

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Monaghan Women in Business enjoy “Outside In” on 7th June 2016

Our Guest Speakers for the evening, Maria Macklin, House of Colour Monaghan Louth, and Mairead Flynn, Ways to Wellness did not disappoint.

maria macklin monaghan women in businessMaria’s very practical talk and demonstrations revealed many useful tips for looking good in everything you wear.  And of course if you’re looking good, you’re feeling good – and it’s a real confidence booster!

mairead flynn monaghan women in businessMairead’s input focussed on “Mindfulness – Minding the Brain behind your Business”.  With proven benefits such as reduced stress, better brain function, improved working memory,  Mindfulness is certainly worth paying attention to! Mairead’s presentation included two short practices and guidance on how to integrate mindfulness into a busy working life.

minu travel monaghan women in businessWe were delighted that “Outside In” also hosted the launch of Brenda Wood’s truely innovative and excellently designed Minu Travel range.  We wish Brenda every success with this exciting new venture and are sure that this smarter travel solution will do very well indeed!

All this, coupled with very interesting exhibits by Georgina McKenna – Count Her In, and Orla Rafferty – Rafferty HR, lots of goodies from Mila Khokha – Baked with Love and The Four Seasons Hotel resulted in another great event.  Thank you all for coming along and we look forward to another great evening at our next event on Tuesday 5th July when we can benefit from and enjoy a most valuable

Masterclass in Negotation Skills for Business and for Life.

More detail soon!

The Marketing Mix in The Market House in May


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Happy Monaghan Women in Business at our May 2016 Event

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More Happy Monaghan Women in Business at Our May Event

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We definitely all enjoyed our May event!

Another great evening was enjoyed by all in The Market House on Tuesday 3rd May.  Our expert panel from local businesses, which included Jamie-Lee McGirl – Petshop Online, Claire Cunnigham – Aura Internet Services, Paul Bond – Brix Workwear and Eilín Connolly, Local Enterprise Office Monaghan, informed and entertained the 30+Monaghan Women in Business who participated in the event.

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Emmalisa Duffy’s Name Art Mania Display

This was followed by delicious refreshments in the beautiful neighbouring Hungry Monk Asian Restaurant.  There we also enjoyed a great exhibit of Emmalisa Duffy’s Name Art Mania products.

We’re getting lots of positive feedback about the event and enquiries about our June event.  Monaghan Women in Business June event – themed “Outside In” – will focus on health and wellbeing, physical, emotional and mental.

So get the date in your diary – 6.30 pm – Tuesday 7th June – Venue to be confirmed.

If you would like to exhibit at our June or later events, please e-mail us here – we’ll be happy to hear from you!

Link to Marketing Mix Resources page here.