In our latest virtual event, the team at WhiteLight Consulting are delighted to work with the Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Ireland.
Karen Devine, Producer, explains “National Women’s Enterprise Day may be virtual in 2020, but it certainly is tackling a lot of real world issues.”
Taking place on Wednesday, 14th October, this free online event is open to women in business across the country. The theme for 2020 is “Stronger Together”.
Karen explains “We worked with the Local Enterprise Offices, who are deeply connected with the SME community, to develop an engaging and inspiring programme. The morning focuses on managing change, developing the leader within, building your business network and accessing supports. There is a strong under current of self-care running through the programme. In order to run a business, to keep adapting and to be resilient, it is really important to look after your physical and mental well-being.”
Guest of honour in the morning session is Sonia Deasy of Pestle & Mortar. Sonia will talk about building an international brand, adapting, innovating and navigating her business through the pandemic.
National Women’s Enterprise Day is hosted by entrepreneur and broadcaster Áine Kerr. It will also include specialist workshops on exporting, business finance and managing remotely.
Karen continues “Many think of innovation as life-changing inventions. But the greatest innovations in any business, large or small, often comes from asking yourself “is there a better way to do this? And so the afternoon session focuses on Innovation. It features a host of female entrepreneurs who’ve applied innovative thinking to problem-solve, pivot and really drive their business forward.”
Olympic athlete turned entrepreneur Derval O’Rourke will talk about what it takes to perform at peak level and the skills she’s used to pivot away from sport and into business.
Karen concludes “With over 2,000 registered delegates for this national online event, this is a huge undertaking for the WhiteLight Consulting team but we’re proud to apply our production skills, experience and expertise to this dynamic and exciting project!”