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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Selfie time folks!

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!

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.