The Donegal Women in Business Network is looking forward to a new era of innovation and business success following the launch of a hotdesk in Letterkenny.

The DWBN organisation for entrepreneurial women in Donegal has opened an AIB-sponsored working space for the use of members in the CoLab in Letterkenny.

The hotdesk in the CoLab co-working space will give members the opportunity to have the perks of an office with high-speed internet, coffee meeting area and 24 hour access and parking.

Donegal Women in Business launch the new AIB-sponsored hotdesk at the CoLab Letterkenny. L-R, Patsy Donaghy, Fiona O’Reilly, Evelyn Mc Glynn, Eileen Sweeney, Trish McGinley, Rachel Wasson, Julie Szabo, Jim McLaughlin and Deirdre McGlone

A networking event was held on Wednesday evening to celebrate the launch of the new facility.

It was an exciting day for Donegal women in business, said network President Deirdre McGlone.

Ms McGlone said, “We are always looking for new ways to engage with women in business in Donegal and in the area.”

DWBN President Deirdre McGlone at the launch of the new AIB-sponsored hotdesk at the CoLab Letterkenny

Deirdre thanked the CoLab and AIB for the great initiative in sharing the hotdesk, adding that “it really shows that innovation and the collaboration can make a difference to all our lives.”

Jim McLaughlin, Branch Manager of AIB Letterkenny, acknowledged the shared energy of the network members and of the businesspeople within the CoLab.

“There is a really positive energy and togetherness here. A lot of the businesses here do support each other in a lot of ways and there is a genuine sense that a rising tide lifts all boats here,” Mr McLaughlin said.

“We are delighted to be a support to success,” he added.

The launch of the new AIB-sponsored hotdesk at the CoLab Letterkenny

CoLab Manager Patsy Donaghy invited the members to make the most of the opportunities presented with the hotdesk. He gave a tour of the building and the wide array of businesses who work from the collaborative hub.

Mr Donaghy outlined the potential for growth that the CoLab offers through connections with New Frontiers, Enterprise Ireland and LEO Donegal that help open doors to business development.

Donegal Women in Business Network member touring the CoLab with Manager Patsy Donaghy

The event concluded with an open mic session for women to introduce their businesses and share inspirational stories.

The hotdesk is now open for booking. It will be available for limited times to all fully-paid members of DWBN only. For details and membership queries, contact the Donegal Women in Business Network Facebook page or email and the Donegal Daily group is a proud member and supporter of the Donegal Woman in Business Network. Contact to avail of exclusive offers for members.