Women in Business Event June 19th 2012

Westmeath Enterprise
Seminar

Unlocking the True Potential of Your Business

Includes Networking Opportunities, Mentoring and Excellent Speakers

Guest SPEAKERS: Gerry Duffy, John Maguire & Susan Hayes

Date: Tuesday, June 19th 2012
Venue: Radisson Hotel, Athlone
Time: 9.30am to 2pm
Fee: €10

How to Book Your Place:

Bookings can be made online at www.westmeath-enterprise.ie
Email info@westmeath-enterprise.ie for more information.

Phone: (044) 9349222

Agenda

  • 9.30am – Registration
  • 9.45am – Event opening
  • 9.50am – Formal Facilitated Networking
  • A facilitated ‘meet and greet’ session for all attendees will take place – where you will have the opportunity to meet the other seminar delegates and promoter your business.
  • 10.45am – Susan Hayes – www.thepositiveeconomist.com
  • Strategies for Women in Business – Susan, the Positive Economist, will present on overcoming barriers in business and developing strategies for your business.
  • 11.30am – Tea & Coffee
  • 11.45am – John Maguire – www.johnmaguire.ie, How to survive and thrive when money is tight – John McGuire is a serial entrepreneur, professional investor and is best known for presenting the RTE 2 show ‘I’m An Adult Get Me Out Of Here’.
  • 12.30pm – Gerry Duffy – www.32marathons.com, Unlocking the True Potential of Your Business – A self employed professional motivational speaker, entrepreneur and writer, Gerry’s’ sporting CV is filled accomplishments such as running 32 marathons in 32 days around Ireland as well as completing and winning the inaugural UK DECA End roman Ironman distance challenge in 2011
  • 1.30pm – Panel Q& A
  • 1.45pm – Lunch & Event Close

Mentoring

Free, confidential one to one mentoring sessions with experienced business mentors will be available on the morning. Delegates, who would like to discuss some aspect of their business, be that getting feedback on a new idea or getting input on a particular aspect of the business can avail of a mentor session. The tone of the mentor clinics is to be informal, friendly and helpful. Appointments will be available from 9.30 onwards for the morning.
Registration for a Mentor Clinic – places are limited and will be allowed on a first come first serve basis – book early to avoid disappointment.

NB: The sessions will be managed by appointment only, so delegates will have to register for a one-to-one mentor session on the Westmeath County Enterprise Board Website– www.westmeath-enterprise.ie. Only one mentoring session per delegate.

  • Mentors – Area of Expertise
  • Finance
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Legal
  • Taxation
  • Start Your Own Business

Speaker Profiles

Susan Hayes is Managing Director of Hayes Culleton and co-author of the very recently published “Positive Economics”, a Leaving Certificate Economics textbook. Hayes Culleton Ltd is an international financial training company that specializes in eLearning development and delivery. We work with training companies, firms with a financial training need and governmental organizations to achieve high levels of learner engagement and retention with exciting, interactive and rich media content as well as boost efficiency and scale on the part of the co-ordinator and trainer. In 2008, Susan wrote a digitised module called “Introducing Wall Street to the Classroom” to make the stock market approachable and accessible for second level students. She regularly contributes to the national and international media including The Sunday Times (Malta), RTE, Newstalk and Today FM (Ireland), as “The Positive Economist” on matters relating to economics, the stock market and entrepreneurship.

John McGuire is a serial entrepreneur, professional investor and is best known for presenting the RTE 2 show ‘I’m An Adult Get Me Out Of Here’. John is the Chairman of six successful businesses from financial services & Property through to insurance and hospitality. John has weathered the recession despite being hit by a perfect economic storm which threatened to decimate his business interests. Although facing bankruptcy in 2009 & 2010 John invested his way out of the downturn and opened or commenced trading in new companies the height of the crisis creating 30 new jobs in the process. John expects to increase the number employed by his group to 50 by late 2011. Despite the enormous setbacks he personally incurred, John considers the global recession to be a once in a lifetime opportunity to aggressively expand. John got his first taste of television when an article on him in the Irish Times was spotted by Independent Pictures Production Company in 2005. They subsequently asked him to host “I’m An Adult, Get Me Out Of Here”. having never before worked in television.

Gerry Duffy is a self employed professional motivational speaker, entrepreneur and writer, Gerry’s’ sporting CV is filled accomplishments such as running 32 marathons in 32 days around Ireland as well as completing and winning the inaugural UK DECA Enduroman Ironman distance challenge in 2011.This ten day sporting challenge has been dubbed ‘The toughest 10 day Endurance Challenge in the World’. Gerry has shared his theories on how to achieve big goals to the workforces of companies such as Facebook, Google and Coca Cola. His first book, WHO DARES, RUNS entered the Best Sellers list in Ireland within 6 weeks of its release and was nominated for the WILLIAM HILL Sports Book of the Year.

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