Wednesday 16 January 2019

Drive urges women in business to go from 'local to global'

Cork County Council's Local Enterprise Office Cork North & West is encouraging more women to go from 'local to global' with their businesses.

This initiative will be highlighted at a special event on National Women's Enterprise Day 2018. On October 18th, the event for Cork and Kerry female entrepreneurs is taking place at the Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Cork City. The keynote speaker will be Eleanor McEvoy, Budget Energy Ltd and also known from RTE's "Dragons' Den".

It will also include an interactive panel discussion of Cork and Kerry women in business.

Rachel Sarah Murphy, founder and CEO of The Irish Film Academy and Free The Way Cleaning, and also known to many as the character 'Jo' in the RTE soap opera 'Fair City', will also speak at the event. Plus there will be plenty of networking opportunities to meet other women in business attending.

Kevin Curran, Head of Enterprise with Local Enterprise Office Cork North & West, is encouraging local entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to attend.

"'From Local To Global' as a theme for National Women's Enterprise Day 2018 is very apt, especially with all the uncertainty around Brexit.  We want to encourage more female entrepreneurs to diversify and to let them know that their Local Enterprise Office can give them the support they need to explore new markets," he said. 

"Last year alone, the Local Enterprise Offices provided training, mentoring and networking to over 18,500 female entrepreneurs along with providing grant assistance to over 280 female-run businesses and these figures continue to grow."  

To book tickets for the Cork and Kerry event, which cost €30, please visit: or call the office on 022-43235. All sectors are welcome from entrepreneurs with a business idea, to start-ups and well established businesses.