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Thursday 20 June 2019

Women in business lead the way

Therese Holland, Ballyhooly; Rachel Lane, Killavullen; Joan Kelleher and Barbara O’Sullivan, Mallow, at the Women In Business seminar in the AIB branch, Mallow
Therese Holland, Ballyhooly; Rachel Lane, Killavullen; Joan Kelleher and Barbara O’Sullivan, Mallow, at the Women In Business seminar in the AIB branch, Mallow

Bill Browne

The range of business supports available to female entrepreneurs in the wider north Cork area were outlined at a successful 'Women in Business' seminar held at the AIB branch in Mallow.

Hosted by the AIB and Cork County Council's Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and entitled  'Lead Yourself, Lead Your Business, Lead Your Future', the seminar focussed in particular on planning and leadership to support female entrepreneurs in starting out or growing their business. 

Three key speakers addressed the delegates, among them Pedro Angulo, the AIB's head of leadership development, who spoke about the key skills needed to be a successful leader; and LEO business advisor Joan Kelleher, who outlined the supports they offer to SMEs. 

The final speaker was Liz Gavin from Eur Digital Village, who shared her experiences of starting a business and building on that foundation over the following years. 

Commenting on the event, AIB Mallow branch manager Sinead O'Connor said it was evident that delegates learned a lot from what the speakers had to say.

"The feedback from the event has been excellent. We found people were in need of coaching and mentoring that would help them make the next steps towards growing their businesses," said Ms O'Connor. 

She said the three speakers gave fantastic presentations, and delegates picked up a lot of tips and handy advice that will prove beneficial in helping move their businesses forward.  

"I would encourage women starting out or established in business to come and talk to us so that we can give them the right guidance and advice or visit www.aib.ie," she said. 

For more information about the range of supports to business offered through the LEO, visit www.localenterprise.ie/corknorthandwest.

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