2017 Events

Monaghan Women in Business have a great 2018 Launch coming up on Tuesday 6th March  – please see full details here. This event is totally free, including refreshments.  However, advance registration is essential for catering purposes.  You will find the registration link here.

Here is some information on our very successful 2017 Programme of Events – just to give you a flavour of the themes we look at in the Monaghan Women in Business Network.  We always find great speakers and cover the areas that our members most want to know about.  If you know of any great female speakers who have expertise in an area which may interest Monaghan Women in Business, please let our coordinator, Riona Carroll, know.  Thank you!

Monaghan Women in Business 2017 November Event – “Waking the Giants” with Guest Speaker Moira Ní Gallachóir

Monaghan Women in BusinessThis was a great evening when the very inspiring and successful Donegal entrepreneur – Moira Ní Gallachóir –  joined us as part of her U.S. and national “Waking The Giants” speaking tour.  The event was held in The Iontas Centre, Castleblayney.

Moira 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!

Monaghan Women in Business benefited significantly from Moira’s refreshingly straightforward approach towards business development and shared thoughts and ideas afterwards as we enjoyed refreshments at Teresa Lam’s lovely Royal Jade Restaurant in Castleblayney.

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, delicious refreshments and some very lively networking. In addition, 20 Monaghan Women in Business  showcased their business at this very important event.

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

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 and keen commercial awareness,  Anne Marie identified a gap in the market, set up The Healthforce Group in 2004 and sold it ten yeas later for a 6 figure sum.

Anne Marie’s talk  focussed on the 7 key elements for business success and the key strategies for building a saleable business.  A nice way to enjoy the fruits of your labour and reward yourself for the very hard work and risks inherent in growing your own business.

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.

Monaghan Women in Business May 2017 Event

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

April 2017 Event – Speak Up with Confidence:  Mastering the “WOW”

on your feet monaghan women in businessThis was a very stimulating and enjoyable  Workshop delivered 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.

2017 Launch with Samantha Kelly, “The Tweeting Goddess” – Glencarn Hotel, Castleblayney

We were delighted to welcome over 60 Monaghan Women in Business to our Launch Samantha Kelly Tweeting Goddess Monaghan Women in BusinessWednesday 8th March – International Women’s Day.  We were entertained and informed by the outstanding Ms. Samantha Kelly – also known as The Tweeting Goddess.

A great evening and very informative evening was had by all.   Samantha has kindly permitted us to make her presentation materials available on our Resources Page.  Please feel free to check them here.