The Donegal Women in Business Network are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year - and they need your help.

The voluntary group, which supports women in business in the county, is calling out for material to feature in their celebration eBook and hard copy book that will launch at the Looking Back Moving Forward conference in October.

The current committee need help to source any photographs, memorabilia, press cuttings or members stories from throughout the years 1999 to 2019.

They also want to connect with any committee members from the early years to compare stories of their common roles and include in the publication.

The Network was originally set up through Donegal Local Enterprise in 1999 and retains a strong connection with them still, especially in this their 20th year having received funding from Donegal Local Enterprise Office to help towards funding the commemorative books and conference.

Taking place on 1st October in Lough Eske Castle Hotel, the conference will be an unmissable celebration of Donegal women in business through the decades.

Trends and society have changed and women have moved forward from a supporting role in business in the county to being front stage and centre of new start-ups, creative industries and in fact every business sector in the county.

The year will celebrate the women throughout the decades who were the pillars of business for women in Donegal, the women in fisheries, farming, cottage industries who did not receive the praise or acknowledgement in their day, that was deserved.

They also invite all women with an interest in business to join the network. Whether you are the owner of the business, involved in running a business either as a partner, family member or manager, a student, or you just have a creative business idea and a desire that one day you might like to be self-employed.

This is the year to join and avail of the many unique opportunities that the network brings but especially in this the 20th anniversary.

DWBN President Deirdre McGlone (Harvey’s Point) and Evelyn Mc Glynn (Evelyn McMarketing) at the Donegal Women in Business Network 20th Anniversary Celebrations Launch. January 2019

The 20th anniversary celebrations this year include an invite for all members to attend the Dáil for a visit and Donegal Women in Business have partnered with many great business and industries in the county, to celebrate the role of women in business in the county throughout the ages.

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If you have any information, photographs or memorabilia contact Evelyn on 087 2246989 or e-mail Trish at