Local Enterprise Office Limerick will mark ten years of National Women’s Enterprise Day with an event for local entrepreneurs.
The event is to take place on Wednesday October 19 in the Kilkenny River Court Hotel.
Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities, including Limerick, are joining forces to highlight the stories of more female entrepreneurs.
Bernie Moloney, Assistant Head of Enterprise with LEO Limerick, said, “Stories of many different successful entrepreneurs will be shared at seven events around the country and we’re encouraging local entrepreneurs here in the county to share their ‘road to success’ stories that day too.”
The Regional ambassadors for the event include Arboretum founder Rachel Doyle and Hannah Wrixon of Last Minute Minders.
Co-ordinated by the Local Enterprise Offices, regional events are taking place across the country in the Mid-West, South West, West, Mid-East, Midlands, Dublin and Border regions.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said, “Women have a huge amount to contribute to business in Ireland, and they must be encouraged to start innovative enterprises that are focused on exports, growth and job creation.”
The Jobs Minister added that she wanted “more ambitious women across every region to start their entrepreneurship journey and take that first step.”
Last year, the Local Enterprise Offices supported over 11,000 female entrepreneurs through training, mentoring, direct financial assistance and networking.
A limited number of tickets are still available for the event through www.nwed.ie and cost €35 per person which includes dinner and breakfast refreshments at the Kilkenny Court Hotel. The initiative is supported by Enterprise Ireland and the Local Authorities Network.