Celebrating International Women's Day

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The Old Irish Whiskey Bar at the Bodega

Cornmarket Street

T12 W27H



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Celebrating International Women's Day

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Cork Entrepreneurs Network in conjunction with The Tweeting Goddess and The Old Town Whiskey Bar at the Bodega would like to invite you to celebrate and to participate in an open, collaborative, passionate and fun luncheon event for International Women’s Day with us.

An Equal world is an enabled world is the theme for International Women’s Day 2020.

The theme is drawn from a notion of “collective individualism”. We are all parts of a whole. Our individual actions, conversations, behaviors and mindsets can have an impact on our larger society. Collectively, we can make change happen. Collectively, we can each help to create an equal world. Equality is not just a woman’s issue; it is a business issue, a community issue, a social issue, an environmental issue, a cultural issue, an economic issue, a political issue.

We can all choose to be #EachforEqual. Come along on Friday 6th March and celebrate IWD2020 with us and hear some positive differences from our speakers.

Lunch will be served during the course of the event with half the proceeds to be donated to a charity of choice as voted on the day by you the attendees and sponsors.

Also, we will pick three attendees on the day who would like to speak and share their story. (please contact the organiser if you would like to be considered). We will add your name to the hat which we will draw from live at the event. Good Luck!

Hear from:

Laura O’Connell, Coach and Founder of Cork Entrepreneurs Network.

A Business & Career Coach who also specialises in transition coaching and coaching psychology. She also mentors and teaches business courses and is passionate about social enterprises, entrepreneurial & innovative mindsets. As a local business woman, lone parent, teacher and survivor of several traumas, Laura knows full well the importance of support, collaboration, resilience, courage and strength to keep getting up and trying again. Her infectious energy and enthusiasm can be seen at all CEN events she organises but her authenticity and congruent style is what makes her the proven successful coach that she is today.

Samantha Kelly, Tweeting Goddess and Founder of Women’s Inspire Network.

An internationally-recognised Twitter Expert, Social Media Strategist, Author and Speaker. Known as the “Tweeting Goddess”, with a following of over 51k engaged followers, she is also founder of the Women’s Inspire Network – a global support network for female-led businesses, with a social media following of over 19k. Sam’s path from lone parent on social welfare to successful entrepreneur is a true testament to her dynamism and incredible ability to make things happen. Now recognised worldwide as the top global B2B digital influencer, her charismatic yet down to earth speaking style means her audience always leaves feeling educated, inspired, uplifted and of course, believing in the power of Twitter Magic!

Carmel O’Keeffe, Coach and Founder of Dress for Success.

An accredited Executive Business, Career and Life Coach with over 20 years' experience supporting individuals and business owners to make key life and career decisions that enable fulfillment and growth. She is also founder of the Cork affiliate of the worldwide not-for-profit organisation, Dress for Success, where they help and empower women on the road to financial independence. Carmel received a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' for her work with disadvantaged women.Nominated for Women Mean Business Social Entrepreneur Award.Received Cork Person of the Month Award for May 2019. Finalist in Cork Person of the Year 2019.

Stephen Teap, CervicalCheck campaigner and Cork Person of the Year 2019

A tireless campaigner for victims of the CervicalCheck screening scandal. Stephen is a doting lone parent to two young boys after being widowed at just 36 years of age. He lost his wife Irene to cervical cancer in 2017. He's one of the patient representatives on the CervicalCheck Steering Committee, whose members include representatives from the Department of Health, the HSE and the Irish Cancer Society. Stephen is also Head of Network with Volvo cars Ireland. Earlier this year Stephen was awared and recognised for all his commited campaigning and is proudly Cork's person of the Year 2019.

Also, hear from our interesting panelists:

Hannah Gahan, Leaving Cert Student, Artist & Sculptor, Rows for Ireland

17 year old Hannah is a Leaving Cert student from Glanmire Community College. Hannah's talent has no bounds between her love for painting and sculpting which will be exhibited before, during and after the event. She loves to sketch and paint all things feminine. Hannah is also a rower on the junior womens team for Ireland.

Joanna Dukkipati, founder of Good Day Cork & co-founder of Think Speak Do

Joanna Dukkipati is an enthusiastic gatherer of all things that raise kindness and positivity in our community. Jo also believes in the strength of a diverse community and so spends a good amount of time co-facilitating community discussions. She is the founder of Good Day Cork, a positive place & space. She is the co-founder of Think Speak Do, creating collaborative spaces for active citizenship and community dialogue.

Celia O'Grady, found of Nia Natural Beauty & Women in Business Entrepreneur of the Year 2019

Healthy skin expert and creator of the pioneer Irish made natural skincare brand Nia Natural Beauty. Dedicated to providing her customers with healthier and more eco-friendly beauty alternatives, the award winning brand features a full range of ethically sourced, vegan beauty products and spa treatments that are suitable for all skin types including sensitive. Celia has over 30 years experience in the business including beauty, retail, health, fitness, image and life coaching.

Mags Riordan, Creative Director & Owner of Bumblebee Flower Farm

Bumblebee Flower Farm has a very strong green ethos, creating year round floral design only using flowers and foliage grown on the farm or foraged locally.

Bumblebee Flower Farm is Ireland's first dedicated edible flower farm, instrumental in getting the department of Agriculture to recognise edible flowers as a food crop.

*Registration is essential through Eventbrite*

Group Discounts availalbe - contact organiser.

Special tickets available for sponsors and anyone who wants to get involved in the event - please contact organiser.

LUNCH MENU @ The Old Town Whiskey Bar:

Sweet Potato Terrine Potatoes (vegan)

Mini Falafel Wraps (vegan)

Zartar Yoghurt Chicken Skewers

Vine Leaves (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Lamb & Tzatziki Flatbread Wraps

Buffalo Mozzarella & Spinach Arancini

Chicken & Tomato Wraps

Freekeh & Chickpea Salad

Jumbo Couscous & Fattoush Salad

Selection of Fresh Cut Sandwiches:

Ham & Cheddar/Egg Salad/Chicken & Stuffing

Lemon Polenta & Pistachio Cake

Belgian Brownie

Mehalabia Cups

Looking forward to seeing you there

Laura & Samantha

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