2017 Events

Monaghan Women in Business November Event – “Waking the Giants” with Guest Speaker Moira Ní Gallachóir

Monaghan Women in BusinessWe have succeeded in engaging the very inspiring and successful Donegal entrepreneur – Moira Ní Gallachóir – to join us as part of her U.S. and national “Waking The Giants” speaking tour.

Moira has an extraordinary story to tell!  She left her 9-5 job in London to return home and fulfil her dream of freedom by starting her own business.  In spite of having never owned a business before, she first built a travel business to help bring visitors to her local area in County Donegal and quickly succeeded in attracting hundreds of visitors from all over the world to the destination.

She then built a consistent monthly revenue stream of €25k lightning fast from business coaching and now helps business owners and entrepreneurs all over the world to fulfil their dreams with their own profoundly profitable business.

Moira brings her dynamic brand of business mentoring all over Ireland and the US to show entrepreneurs a bigger vision for their own businesses and a powerful, authentic path to inspire their way to more contacts, contracts, clients and profits!

Her 2017 speaking tour is themed “Waking The Giants – How to make a Difference, Make Money and Do What You Want When you Want”.  Sounds great!  We are delighted to be part of Moira’s national itinerary!

In a little variation from our usual pattern, this event will be held on a Thursday.  Details are as follow:

Date: Thursday 9th November 2017
Venue: The Iontas Centre, Castleblayney
Time: 6.30 pm
Registration Fee: €10.00 including refreshments at Teresa Lam’s  lovely Royal Jade Restaurant

The Registration Link is here – come along if you can – it’s our second last event of 2017.

Monaghan Women in Business celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day #NWED – Thursday 12th October 2017

This was a great evening out with over 80 Monaghan Women in Business in attendance.

On Thursday 12th October, Monaghan Women in Business , an initiative of LEO Monaghan,  hosted its very first National Women’s Enterprise Day celebration in style.

The event, which took place The Hillgrove Hotel,  also provided us with magnificent opportunities to learn from the experience of others , network, have a great evening out and to visualise your business growing in terms of sectoral and geographical markets.

Focussing on our theme “New Markets – New Challenges – New Opportunities”, our panel of speakers included:

Sammy Leslie Castle Leslie Monaghan Women in BusinessSammy Leslie from Glaslough who told us  of her experiences in the hospitality, tourism and service sectors.  Starting from very challenging beginnings, Sammy has succeeded in establishing Castle Leslie Estate as a much sought after and highly acclaimed brand at national and international level – frequently a flagship for Monaghan tourism, events and leisure activities.  A story well worth hearing!

Carrickmacross woman, Lisa Marie Clinton, shared her experiences – so far – as alisa marie clinton availsupport monaghan women in business woman in I.T.  Winner of Monaghan’s Best Young Entrepreneur Start Up Competition, Lisa Marie set up Avail Support in 2015.  Avail’s  e-Learning app and web portal supports  children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.  After only two years in business, Lisa Marie has successfully launched her product in the U.S. market and her plans for entering new export markets are already at a very advanced stage.

victoria mary clarke monaghan women in businessFinally, we welcomed Victoria Mary Clarke – Publicity and Media Coach, Journalist, Speaker, Broadcaster and Angel Author.  Victoria Clarke told us how to expand our customer base and markets by getting noticed by and featured in the media.  Lots of trade secrets and valuable insights there – well worth getting to know for all business types and activities!

Presentations were followed by Q+A sessions where the views of the panel will be sought. Contributions by Monaghan Women in Business attendees were, as always,  very very welcome.

In addition, 20 Monaghan Women in Business  showcased their business at this very important event.

Photographs will be posted soon.

5th September 2017 – Seven Strategies to Build a Successful and Sellable Business – Presented by Anne Marie Graham

You work hard for your business, but how will it benefit you in the long term?  Is your business sellable?  Do you have an exit strategy which will put you in a position to invest in other initiatives or simply enjoy the fruits of your labour?

If you think that you could be working smarter to make your business successful and sellable, Monaghan Women in Business offers you the perfect opportunity to learn  7 Strategies for Building a Successful and Sellable Business from one who knows at our September event.

Anne Marie Graham Monaghan Women in BusinessOur guest speaker, Killeevan woman –  Anne Marie Graham – has a fascinating story to tell.  Having  trained in nursing in Beaumont Hospital Anne Marie went on  to qualify with an Honours Degree in Health Studies from London’s Royal College of Nursing and a Masters in Occupational Health.

Armed with expertise in her field and keen commercial awareness,  Anne Marie identified a gap in the market, set up The Healthforce Group in 2004 and sold it in  2015 for a 6 figure sum.

On Tuesday 5th September, Anne Marie will share her story with us.  Her talk will focus on the 7 key elements for business success and she will use her own story as a case study to show how implementing these key elements allowed her to start and sell the Healthforce Group so soon and so very very successfully.

This is one you cannot miss!  It could be the best €10 investment you ever made in yourself!

Registration is now available here.

Full details of the event are as follows:

Theme 7 strategies for Building a Successful Sellable Business
Date Tuesday 5th September 2017
Time 6.30 pm
Venue The Market House, Market Street, Monaghan
Guest Speaker Anne Marie Graham – Successful Business Woman, Best Selling Author, Acclaimed Speaker and Business Coach
 Anne Marie’s presentation will be followed  by networking and refreshments at Just In Asian Street Food, Market Street – formerly The Hungry Monk
Registration Fee €10.00 – including refreshments

We hope to see you there – this is a great opportunity not to be missed!  Register now to reserve your place.

All the very best for now.


June 2017– Master Class in Productivity and Time Management – Presented by Ciara Conlon, Productivity Coach and Author of Productivity for Dummies

Focussing and getting things done – and still having time for happiness and quality of life is a challenge for lots of people.  This is  particularly so for busy women who must take care of the many tasks and responsibilities which commonly fall on their shoulders – as well as running a business or doing a demanding job.

In this Master Class, Productivity Coach and author, Ciara Conlon addressed the keyciara conlon monaghan women in business areas which prevent us from doing our best work and making the most of our time.  Ciara’s Master Class helped us to:

  • Understand the importance of goals as the first step to becoming more productive
  • Learn how to create an environment for better focus and productivity
  • Get Powerful tips to help you stop procrastinating and take action
  • See the value of daily habits to increase focus and get more done
  • Pick up practical tips for simple systems that will make you a productivity powerhouse

Informal networking – and a delicious supper – were enjoyed afterwards in Jane McKenna’s lovely Cozy Café Cuisine.

Other 2017 Events

If you are one of the 60+ Monaghan Women in Business who attended our 2017 Launch we hope that you enjoyed it and are happily tweeting away at this stage!  We’ve been getting really good feedback on the event.  If you didn’t make it you may want to check out Samantha’s presentation which is available on our resources page.

We have another great programme of events lined up for 2017.  We hope you will find relevant, useful and enjoyable!

on your feet monaghan women in businessWe started off with a Workshop by the highly acclaimed Barbara Moynihan, founder of “On Your Feet” in The Market House, Monaghan Town on Tuesday 4th April.  This was a terrific event and was enjoyed by a great group of 40 Monaghan Women in Business.  We also enjoyed delicious refreshments at the lovely Cotton Tail Café afterwards – lots of chats, discussions and useful networking included!

Barbara’s presentation themed Speak Up with Confidence – Mastering the WOW is available to download from our Resources Page along with lots of useful links and information from this and earlier events.

Monaghan Women in Business May Event – Tuesday 2nd May

Next up, we enjoyed another great, sociable and fiona flynn monaghan women in businessinformative event on Tuesday 2nd May when Monaghan Women in Business  welcomed Ballybay native, Fiona Flynn, Director at Foresight Corporate Development, as our Guest Speaker.  Details are as follows:

This event was held in The Ballybay Wetlands Centre and with Fiona, we enjoyed and learned from
“An exploration of Emotional Intelligence”.

As an experienced marketing and sales professional and former Head of Sales at Eircom, Fiona brought us a fascinating,  productive  and creative insights into the whole area of Emotional Intelligence, how it can be nurtured and developed and how it can help you and your business.

Fiona’s presentation and supporting materials are available on our Resources Page – along with other informative and valuable resources, links and information.  Check them out by clicking here.