Female entrepreneurs from across the west will be coming to Galway for Women’s Enterprise Day in October, with award-winning social media expert and ‘Tweeting Goddess’ Sam Kelly heading the lineup.
The Local Enterprise Office is organising a celebration for Women’s Enterprise Day at the Meyrick Hotel next October 17.
The celebrations will feature a fantastic line-up of excellent speakers sharing their experiences, challenges and solutions for the world of business today.
Twitter expert, social media strategist, speaker, author, founder of the Women’s Inspire Network, and keynote speaker on the night Sam Kelly’s motto is: “There’s a lot of noise out there. It’s all about standing out from the rest.”
Having built a loyal following of over 43,000 people by engaging and interacting on Twitter as her own campaign manager, Sam has a deep knowledge and understanding of how to harness the power of social media and make it happen for your business.
‘I started from scratch and went from kitchen table business to digital influencer, all thanks to the magic of Twitter.’ she said.
Coordinator of Galway’s National Women’s Enterprise Day celebrations is LEO Galway’s Valerie Kelly. She says: ‘LEO Galway is excited to host this energetic, exciting and unmissable afternoon for female entrepreneurs across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.
“Our theme for the event is ‘Making It Happen,’ and the programme features uplifting and informative talks from some of the West’s brightest business minds.”
“The mentoring and networking after lunch also provides a great opportunity for businesswomen in the region to get together and share their personal stories.”
Loretta MacGabhainn of Long Media will MC on the night, corralling a lineup of speakers that includes representatives from each of the Local Enterprise Offices in Galway Mayo and Roscommon.
They will participate in a lively panel discussion on how they are Making It Happen for their businesses.
Representing LEO Galway is Tympany Medical’s co-founder Elizabeth McGloughlin, who will be fresh from the national finals of the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition.
Elizabeth’s company is developing a novel medical visualisation device that will let ear surgeons to ‘see around the corners’ of the ear canal.
This will allow surgeons to perform trans-canal ear surgery with a wide endoscopic view of the surgical site, thereby, avoiding unnecessary invasive surgery.
Representing LEO Mayo is Tracy Sweeney, Creative Director at Nigel O’Reilly Goldsmiths in Castlebar.
Nigel O’Reilly Goldsmiths manufacture high-end jewellery for Irish and UK jewellery houses including Fabergé, Stephen Webster & Boodles.
Celebrities such as Saoirse Ronan have graced the red carpet of the Oscars, wearing pieces they have made for these UK jewellery houses.
LEO Roscommon’s ambassador is Carmel Gavin, owner of the Curtain Centre in Roscommon town. The business opened its doors in 1998, and currently employs four people.
Carmel works closely with her sister, who runs the office allowing Carmel to focus on customer service and business development.
After the panel discussion people attending the event will get the chance to network, sharing experiences and tips with fellow entrepreneurs in the region.
There will also be an opportunity to avail of one-to-one sessions with expert mentors in areas such as marketing/PR, Brexit strategy, and business planning.
Registration is at 12.30pm on October 17th at the Hotel Meyrick, Eyre Square, and pre-booking is essential.
To book your ticket register online here.