National Women's Enterprise Day, October 13th 2022
As part of #NWEDdublin we’ll have a lively panel discussion featuring 4 female entrepreneurs from each Dublin Local Enterprise Office. The panel will focus on how they developed a winning strategy, the help they received and sticking with their strategy.
This year’s theme is Developing a Strategic Mindset. No matter what size or stage your business is at, your strategy really matters. Think of strategy as the map that guides you - informing your decisions and ensuring you set goals and actions that drive achievement.
Join us for National Women’s Enterprise Day as we explore strategies for business success - you won't want to miss it!
We can't wait to see you for the Dublin region event in the newly refurbished Pavilion, Leopardstown 🌟
Thursday, 13th October 2022
8am to 2.15pm
The Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse, Foxrock, Dublin 18, D18 C9V6
Ellen Gunning is from Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. Ellen has 30+ years of experience in the communications industry. She has handled PR for national and international clients in politics, business, the arts and charity sectors for over 20 years. She now exclusively handles crisis communications across a range of sectors.
In 2022 Ellen launched her new business Mettacomms, a data analytics platform providing thought leadership insights for brands. The company has built an interactive prototype and is currently testing with selected international brands in the food industry.
Sarah Power, Lucy & Me
Sarah Power is from Local Enterprise Office South Dublin. Sarah founded Lucy&Me in 2018 when she couldn’t find what she was looking for, for her daughter’s nursery. Interior design had always been her passion, so she decided to make different pieces for Lucy’s nursery herself. Friends subsequently started making requests for these so she reached out to a contact in Taiwan who could make the furniture.
The company officially launched in September 2019 with 29 pieces. Lucy & Me were included in the government-backed #shoplocal campaign and were invited to take part in Arnotts Irish market for Christmas - it all snowballed from there.
Amy Herbert, The Little Wax Company
Amy Herbert is from Local Enterprise Office Fingal. What started in early 2018 as Amy and her eldest daughter, Taighlor, dabbling with some wax melts in her kitchen unexpectedly transformed into a fully-fledged business. From the outset, it was a hobby, a creative outlet for the Mum-of-five as she stayed home to raise her children, it didn’t start as a business idea.
The lightbulb moment came one evening as she began doing more research into the world of fragrance and wax melts. Amy describes it as exciting and that she felt that entrepreneurial fire in her belly.
Megan Best, Native Events
Megan Best is from Local Enterprise Office Dublin City. Megan Best is Managing Director of Native Events. Established in 2017, Native Events is Ireland’s leader in sustainable event production and offers consultancy, strategy and vision to the Irish cultural sector.
As a trained systems-thinker, with extensive experience and skills in operations, project management, production coordination and also a creative flair, Megan brings excellent interpersonal communications and commercial acumen to the role.