A message from our 2021 President Linda Codoul
Hello and a warm Welcome to Network Ireland Kilkenny.
We have been very busy this year with events and activities despite the lock down. We have already hosted 17 events, participated in the Network Ireland’s Fittest Branch Challenge and had a Girls Night In pamper party to celebrate our achievements in February. During the Fittest Branch Challenge Autumn Tobin from The Koop Studio hosted regular yoga sessions online to keep us all from ceasing up.
We started our Book Club for professional development in March. This is open to all Kilkenny Members, who meet once a week for four weeks to have a discussion about the pages read so to date. It is also discussed on our private Linked In Page.
We launched our Members Directory, where Kilkenny members can enter their personal/business details for other Kilkenny members to view and source assistance from each other.
In April, 16 of our members entered into the Business Woman of the Year Awards.
In May, we introduced our new Business Clinic which is hosted by our members. It is an open forum for our members to come along and find solutions or improvements for their own business. Each session will have an agenda but will be tailored to those who attend. Mary Hayden from Maryhayen.com hosted two sessions which focused on: Information Management & Systems, Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet & Terminology, Cashflow and Key Performance Indicators & analysis. These are run in rotation with the Book Club events.
We held our ‘Summer Social’ with The Happy Pottery which was great fun and our flower pots are beautiful. We also hosted our Business Woman of the year Awards which were held at Rothe House and Gardens an amazing venue.
Our Winners are:
Solo Business Woman – Kate Fleming, LawEd
Creative Professional – Michelle Treacy, Michelle Treacy Millinery
Employee Rising Star – Deirdre Grant, Core Optimisation
Emerging New Business Owner – Hilary Hughes, Brand Stories with Hil
Power Within Champion – Kate Fleming, LawEd
Our Branch Winners went on to represent us at the National Finals on the 8th of October at the Theatre Royal in Waterford. We are delighted that Kate Fleming was Highly Commended in the Power Within category. We are so proud of everyone who put themselves forward for the awards and in our eyes each of them deserved to win the overall title.
On Friday the 15th of October, some of our members slept out for ‘Shine A light Night‘ with Focus Ireland. We have partnered up the Hoban Hotel and we raised an amazing €1650. Thank you to everyone who supported us.
If you would like to know more about becoming a member of Network Ireland Kilkenny please contact me at email@example.com and would be delighted to talk to you about our upcoming events and activities.
Looking forward to seeing you at our next event!
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Network Ireland Kilkenny are delighted to have AIB as our official partners and our local branch is located at 3/4 High Street Kilkenny. We are also sponsored by the Kilkenny Local Enterprise Office and they are located in the Kilkenny County Council Office at County Hall, John’s Street, Kilkenny