December 3, 2023
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‘Making it happen’ – join some of Kilkenny’s most inspiring women at special event this week

AN inspiring event to mark International Women’s Day will take place at Anocht Restaurant on Friday.

Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny, in conjunction with Bank of Ireland, Network Ireland Kilkenny and Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce are hosting a panel discussion based on the theme ‘Making it Happen’ followed by a meal at Anocht Restaurant in the Kilkenny Design Centre.

The event is part of Local Enterprise Week, an initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices across the country, which is now in its fifth year.

A spokesperson for Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny said: “This event will be all about empowering women to step up to the challenge, be ready to seize opportunities and the panel of speakers will outlining how they did just that both in their careers, businesses and within the community.”

An inspiring panel of speakers will each tell their unique story at the event. They include Siobhan O’Dwyer; Global Marketing Director, Kingspan and formerly 3sixty Marketing, Kilkenny; Marguerite Brosnan; Managing Director, Bank of Ireland Insurance Services & Director of Transformation, Noreen Murphy Co-founder Billy’s Tearooms Ballyhale and finally – just back from the Oscars Ceremony in Los Angeles – Yvonne Ross of Yvonne Ross Jewellery (pictured above).

LEO Kilkenny Head of Enterprise Fiona Deegan said: “Local Enterprise Week is the perfect opportunity to learn what resources are available on your door step and to broaden your network base.

“The aim of this event is to demonstrate and celebrate how people from different sectors within our community have been able to achieve success whether it is in relation to career, family, business and/or local community projects and thus provide inspiration and motivation to others.”

The event will take place at Anocht Restaurant in the Kilkenny Design Centre from 4pm.

Pre-booking is essential. For more details visit A donation from the proceeds will be made to the Amber Kilkenny Women’s Refuge.


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