This important celebration of women’s achievements in business was officially opened by Heather Humphreys T.D. and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation
Local business woman, Marie Mohan, Greenfield Foods shared her own personal and business journey. Noelle O’Connor, founder and M.D. at the very successful TanOrganic, revealed valuable insights into the sometimes troubled development of her business, including her unique double Dragons’ Den experience.
The evening was hosted by Theresa Lowe, former RTÉ celebrity, barrister, media coach and MD at Lowe Communications.
Attendees at the event enjoyed a fascinating range of exhibits by 25 local business woman who represented the extensive range of activities which Monaghan Women in Business are involved in. These included crafts, design, consultancy, photography, beauty, accountancy, nutrition, image consultancy and training services.
The National Women’s Enterprise Day celebration is just one event within the Monaghan Women in Business initiative. Eilín Connolly, Monaghan Local Enterprise Office explains, “Monaghan Women in Business is a Local Enterprise Office initiative which works to promote, support and inform female entrepreneurs in County Monaghan. This informal network is open to all women in business in the area, whatever their sphere of activity. All women in business – and those thinking of going into business – are invited to attend our monthly events to learn, share experiences, form strong commercial relationships and support networks. New faces are always welcome!”
In 2017, the Local Enterprise Offices played a key role in supporting female entrepreneurs across the country to start, and grow, their business. Over 18,500 female entrepreneurs took part in training, mentoring and networking programmes with their Local Enterprise Office in 2017. The Local Enterprise Offices also supported over 280 female-run businesses with funding last year to help them start and grow their business.
For more information please visit the Local Enterprise Office Monaghan website or contact Monaghan Local Enterprise office at 047 71818.
To view some great photographs from our National Women’s Enterprise Day 2018, please visit our Facebook Page Photo Album.