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Women in Business - Tri County Networking Event

Rest, Relax and Refocus!  Women in Business from Longford, Leitrim and Westmeath attend last Tri County Networking Event for 2022

Women in business from Leitrim, Longford and Westmeath recently gathered in The Sin Bin at Longford Rugby Club to attend the last tri county women in business event for 2022.  After two years of Covid restrictions and the return to in person business and events the theme for the evening was “Rest, Relax and Refocus!”

Speakers on the night included Carole Coleman - well known broadcaster and journalist who shared her career and life experiences while emphasising the importance of taking time out of our busy schedules for ourselves.  Fran Best of Lissawell Coaching facilitated an ice-breaker and networking session giving attendees the opportunity to circulate, network and share ideas face to face after two years of doing so on-screen.

The local business showcase featured a business from each of the three Counties.  LEO Longford was represented by Jenevieve Butler of Midland Hearing Care.  Richelle South of Leitrim Hill Creamery represented LEO Leitrim and Denise Buckley of Sugar Plum Sweetery LEO Westmeath.  All three businesses told their story and how they came about setting up their own business – they all spoke freely about some of the challenges and opportunities they faced in building and sustaining their business.  Although sometimes operating in very different spheres of industry, common to all three was that they ‘followed their passion’.  Another common theme to all was the need to plan and prioritise their schedule.  What was truly refreshing was the honesty and openness in their conversation, the techniques they use to relax after a stressful day, the importance of the people around you and the self- belief necessary to keep motivated.

The event was very well attended with participants delighted to meet and socialise in person again.  We look forward to 2023 and a new calendar of events to celebrate our local women in business with our first event on the 8th March, 2023 to celebrate International Women’s Day – Save the Date.

For further information on the Women in Business Network please contact Catriona Duffy at the Local Enterprise Office, Westmeath. 

 For further information, please contact your Local Enterprise Office

Email: info@leo.westmeathcoco.ie

Tel:  044 - 9338945

  Names for attached photograph from left to right are below:

Photo WIB event Press Release 15 Dec 22Catriona Duffy, Business Advisor, LEO Westmeath

Fran Best, Lissawell Coaching

Jenevieve Butler of Midland Hearing Care

Carole Coleman, Broadcaster & journalist

Denise Buckely, Sugar Plum Sweetery

Richelle South, Leitrim Hill Creamery

Anna Lane, Business Advisor, LEO Westmeath

Sheena Cannon, LEO Leitrim

Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 16/12/2022