LEO Cork City calls on female entrepreneurs to sign up for this year's NWED!




LEO Cork City is encouraging female entrepreneurs and budding businesswomen all across the city to register for this year’s National Women’s Enterprise Day. Now in its 16th year, the annual Local Enterprise Office (LEO) initiative will take place on Thursday, 13th October 2022.

This year’s theme ‘Our future, Our Way’ aims to celebrate the successes of female entrepreneurs and inspire female start-ups.

16 major entrepreneurial events are planned nationally, including the Cork/Kerry event at The Brehon Hotel, Killarney hosted by Local Enterprise Offices in Cork and Kerry.

The day will begin with a Welcome Address by Moira Murrell, Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, followed by a networking event facilitated by Marie Wiseman, Wiser Marketing. Following an Afternoon Tea style lunch, Sonya Lennon, well known designer, broadcaster, social entrepreneur, and successful businesswoman will be the Keynote Speaker. The event also includes an interactive panel discussion of ‘Leading Lights’ representing LEOs Cork and Kerry hosted by MC Elaine Kinsella, Radio Kerry presenter and RTE Broadcaster.  LEO Cork City will be represented by Sara de Miguel Hernández, founder of Flowithme www.flowithme.com – a virtual wellness company that combines chair yoga, healthy cooking and life coaching services.

Local Enterprise Offices will demonstrate the supports available for female entrepreneurs in Cork and Kerry to help sustain and develop their businesses and ideas going into the future. Dr. Niall O’Keeffe, Head of Enterprise, LEO Cork City said: “National Women’s Enterprise Day has become a flagship event for women entrepreneurs and businesswomen every year.  While the past two years have seen successful online celebrations, it really is special to be back with an in-person event, amazing speakers and inspirational businesswomen.  This event can help you grow your network, find out what supports are available and learn from those who have gone before.”

All sectors are welcome from entrepreneurs with a business idea to start-ups and well-established businesses. Don’t miss out on this unique networking opportunity and celebration of women in business.

For further information on the event and to book your place, go to www.localenterprise.ie/corkcity.

Note: Places are limited. Bookings will close on Thursday, 6th October.  Places must be secured online before this date.  Unfortunately walk-ins on the day cannot be facilitated.