Tipperary business women joined forces this week with the Local Enterprise Office Tipperary to celebrate ten years of ‘National Women’s Enterprise Day’ with a major event in Kilkenny.
The Local Enterprise Office Tipperary was amongst 31 LEOs in local authorities all over the country which participated in inspiring National Women’s Enterprise Day gatherings which saw innovative female entrepreneurs share their “road to success”.
Guest speakers on the evening included RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan, Rachel Doyle, Aboretum Carlow and Hannah Wrixon, Last Minute Minders, Limerick.
Last year, Local Enterprise Offices all over Ireland supported over 11,000 female entrepreneurs through training, mentoring, direct financial assistance and networking. More than 800 entrepreneurs attended LEO-run National Women’s Enterprise Day events all over the country this week.
National Women’s Enterprise Day is an annual initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices and is supported by Enterprise Ireland and the Local Authorities Network. Further information on the supports available to small businesses and start-ups is available through www.localenterprise.ie.
Pictured are - Back L-R Margaret Ryan, Storm Web Development, Nenagh; Rita Guinan, Head of Enterprise, LEO Tipperary; Camelia Shanahan, President, Network North Tipperary; Miriam O’Callaghan, Antoinette O’Dowd, Hive Media Thurles; Eleanor Forrest, LEO Tipperary; Helen Shanahan, The Craft Granary, Cahir; Ita Horan, LEO Tipperary; and Sinead Fahey, Mapel & Spud, Carrick-on-Suir. Front L-R Margaret Coskeran, Tipperary; Sarah Baker ,Cloughjordan House; Nuala O’Farrell, Mapel & Spud, Carrick-on-Suir; and Breda Delahunty, Recharge Cartridges, Thurles.