National Women’s Enterprise Day is going online this Wednesday, October 14th with a packed programme of free virtual events.
Well-known local and national entrepreneurs will feature in expert workshops, panel discussions and a virtual marketplace in the day. Plus, networking sessions will take place online to connect more entrepreneurs with each other across the country.
Letterkenny-based businesswoman Larissa Feeney is among the speakers this year. Larissa Feeney is Founder and CEO of Accountant Online, a firm of Chartered and Certified Accountants serving over 1,800 clients across Ireland and the UK. Larissa leads a team of accounting professionals who work both remotely and in offices in Dublin and Letterkenny.
The Sligo native will deliver a workshop on ensuring your business is adequately financed for the future, entitled ‘Money, Money, Money!’, on Wednesday at 12.15pm. Pre-register at LocalEnterprise.ie/NWED
Entrepreneurs that will be sharing their insights and journeys include Olympian-turned-company founder Derval O’ Rourke, Sonia Deasy of the Irish global skincare brand, Pestle & Mortar, Pamela Laird of Moxi Loves who was a finalist on BBC’s The Apprentice and Áine Kerr, the co-founder of Kinzen and RTÉ broadcaster, who is also the M.C. for the day.
New figures show that more female entrepreneurs are working with their Local Enterprise Offices for training and support this year. Figures released by Local Enterprise Offices to coincide with the launch of National Women’s Enterprise Day reveal that 20,551 female participants took part in training programmes with their Local Enterprise Office in the first six months of 2020, an increase of 58% over the same period last year. There is also greater demand for mentoring support this year, with 3,567 female entrepreneurs taking up the support between January and June 2020, an increase of 19%.