Business women from across Fingal County met to network, socialise and learn from their peers at the annual Women in Business Summer Social, held in Swords on Tuesday last (June 12th).
Organised by the Fingal County Enterprise Board, over forty women attended the event at the Gourmet Food Parlour in Swords. One of a series of events held during the year for business women in Fingal, attendees heard from two successful local business women as well as enjoyed a tapas buffet and drinks reception on the night. Supporting existing and upcoming women entrepreneurs in the Fingal area, the network is the biggest Women in Business network in the Dublin area and is co-ordinated by Eve Bulman for the Fingal County Enterprise Board.
Beginning with an informal networking session at the Gourmet Food Parlour, attendees at the event were welcomed by Eve Bulman, Network Manager who also introduced the Guest Speakers for the evening. As members of the Fingal Women in Business Network, the two Speakers had been invited to speak about their experiences in business and advice for commercial success.
Clionadh Twomey-Lynders of the award-winning ‘The Sweet Treat Company’ shared her insights on marketing and branding with her talk ‘Building My Brand - How I've successfully Marketed & Promoted my Business’ while Shiera O’Brien of Zenith Training spoke to the audience about the growing use of social media in business in ‘How the use of Social Media has changed the way I do business'.
The opportunity to speak further to the Guest Speakers as well as mingle and build new business contacts was continued at the tapas buffet and drinks reception that followed.
Eve Bulman, Fingal Women in Business Network Manager expressed delight at the turnout saying: “The numbers here tonight highlight the desire by women in business to meet and talk to women who are in a similar position. Whether a budding or established female entrepreneur, the support, insights and advice shared at events like this are invaluable as is the opportunity to learn from successful local businesses. A rich resource for existing or aspiring business women, the Fingal Women In Business Network provides an informal forum for learning, sharing ideas and developing relationships.”
ABOUT FINGAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORK
The Fingal Women in Business Network is a dynamic and inspirational network which supports existing and upcoming female entrepreneurs in the Fingal area. Meeting on a monthly basis, their growing membership includes entrepreneurs from all industries and disciplines (professionals, artists, craftspeople) and provides a forum for sharing, developing relationships, learning and socialising. This network allows members to learn about business from both their peers and recognised successful entrepreneurs, grow their contact base and network and develop strategic awareness in all critical areas for business – creating a greater opportunity for their success in business.
Opportunity to make new contacts, promote a business and network with fellow entrepreneurs in the area
Eight meetings each year – with prominent and successful entrepreneurs talking about their experience / expertise and helping to develop a business effectively
Two social networking events yearly (Summer BBQ and Christmas networking)
Access to the Fingal Women in Business member database
Listing in the Fingal Business Directory
Support of Network Manager