Carlow/Kilkenny Local Enterprise Offices will host event to mark National Women’s Enterprise Day next month

Mount Juliet in Thomastown

Mount Juliet in Thomastown

An initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices, National Women’s Enterprise Day, is now in its 12th year and will have the largest programme to date, with 16 major female entrepreneurial events across the country.

Local Fine Gael TD, Pat Deering, said: “On Thursday October 18, Local Enterprise Offices, funded by the Government through Enterprise Ireland, has organised an event under the theme 'From Local To Global' aimed at inspiring and educating the next generation of female business leaders here in Carlow and Kilkenny to take their local ideas and make them a global success." 

A full-day event has been organised by LEOs in Kilkenny and Carlow at Mount Juliet Estate in Thomastown, Kilkenny.

It will feature: Catherine Roycroft of Cartoon Saloon, Actress Deirdre O’ Kane and Guinness World Record Holder and visually impaired Athlete, Dr. Sinead Kane.

“In 2017 our Local Enterprise Office national network played a key role in supporting female entrepreneurs who were looking to start, or grow, their business.  

“Nationally speaking, over 18,500 female entrepreneurs took part in training, mentoring or networking with their Local Enterprise Office in 2017.  

“The Local Enterprise Offices also supported over 280 female run businesses with funding last year to help them start, or grow, their business.  

“We have some of the world’s finest business women and they are inspiring the next generation.  It is important we ensure that female entrepreneurs have the access to the training, funding and supports that they need to start, or grow their business.  

“These women should not just be thinking about these shores, they should be looking to go ‘From Local to Global’, and my Fine Gael colleague, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, through the relevant agencies, is ensuring they have the support to look at overseas markets and have that ambition to become a world leaders in their sector,” Deputy Deering added.

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