Some of our 2016 Events

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#SuccessIsSimple – with Gaye Moore- The Potentialist –  at The Gate Lodge, Castleblayney

monaghan women in businessMonaghan Women in Business enjoyed  another great event on Tuesday 1st November.  This 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!
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Finance and Tapas for Monaghan Women in Business

Rose Tierney Monaghan Women in BusinessTo kick start the Monaghan Women in Business Autumn Programme 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

Monaghan Women in Business enjoyed another stimulating and very relevant event in The Westenra Arms Hotel on Tuesday 5th July.

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.

We are taking a little break in August and will be back in action to launch our Autumn Programme on Tuesday 6th September.  In the meantime, here are a few photos of our Negotiation Masterclass to give you a flavour of the event.

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Margaret Considine in full flight at Monaghan Women in Business Masterclass in Negotiation Skills for Business and for Life – a wonderful presenter with a great presentation!

 

 

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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 July 2016

June Event “Outside In”

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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!