Monday 14 October 2019

Women get stuck in at national conference

Women’s Inspire Network founder Samantha Kelly, based in Rosslare with Marian McKenna of La Crème Boutique in Gorey
Women’s Inspire Network founder Samantha Kelly, based in Rosslare with Marian McKenna of La Crème Boutique in Gorey

Wexford businesswomen were to the fore during a national conference by the Women's Inspire Network (WIN), where 200 delegates were hosted on Wednesday, April 10, in Donegal by the organisation's founder, Irish entrepreneur, Samantha Kelly, who is based in Rosslare Harbour.

Marian McKenna, of La Crème Boutique in Gorey, gave a style masterclass on the day to help businesswomen master their work wear and occasion wear.

'It was brilliant day, I got a great response from the audience and gained an awful lot of knowledge to take home for my own business from the speakers,' said Marian, who has been involved with the WIN group for six months.

'There is a wealth of knowledge and expertise in every field within this group of women, it caters to everyone,' she added

During her talk, Marian tackled common issues and style mistakes, from hemlines to heel height, and shared tips to inspire confident and comfortable clothing for doing business.

She brought audience members on stage, to discuss common issues and style mistakes with top tips coming from a professional perspective.

La Crème Boutique in Gorey also sponsored the event and Marian looks forward to taking part in the next event, which takes place in Dublin in October.

Mags Boland Murphy of Bofin Consultancy in Enniscorthy delivered a practical talk on pricing, and how to clearly communicate the value offering in a product or service.

'Time is money', was what Mags Boland Murphy told delegates during her speech, and that investing time into a business is investing money into a business.

'When you're in business, profit is not something to add on at the end, it something you must plan for in the beginning,' she said in her message to the room.

Presenter Anna Daly, who was MC for the conference, discussed the recent start up of her own lifestyle website, and the business opportunity she plans.

Other talks included motivation talks on self-exploration in business, web development, marketing and the power of social media.

The Women's Inspire Network is an Irish based network for women entrepreneurs which started out as a Twitter hashtag in 2014.

It is now a global online community with webinars, events and e-books offering expert advice and mentoring.

Businesswomen and entrepreneurs interested in joining the online Women's Inspire Network for ideas sharing, and business opportunities can get more information on

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