Celebrating International Women’s Day

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Over 100 women attended the annual ‘Go Women Event’ organised by Causeway Enterprise Agency.

Hosted by UTV’s Sarah Travers, there was a buzz of activity, with plenty of chat and business connections being made among the 142 local business women who attended.

Go Woman, now in its 12th year, celebrates International Women’s Day, a global event that, acknowledges the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

Every year the Causeway Enterprise Agency invites successful business women to share their stories, hints and tips with a large audience of career women and female business owners.

This year CEA extended their celebrations to include stands from local female business owners allowing them to showcase even more female talent from the Causeway Coast.

On stage Sarah Travers was joined by a panel of award winning business women including Annie Rooney co-founder of Suki Tea, Barbara Allison, founder of Zest, Clare Rainey founder of Kooky Cook, Ruth Wilson, MD of Beaufort Interiors and Cara Macklin, Director of The Malone Lodge and Macklin Group.

The annual event is made possible thanks to the support of key sponsors Invest Northern Ireland, Women in Business NI, Causeway Enterprise Agency and Coleraine Borough Council, and is also promoted by Causeway Chamber of Commerce.

Jayne Taggart, Chief Executive of Causeway Enterprise Agency and an Ambassador for Women in Business NI added: “International Women’s Day inspires us to celebrate female achievements worldwide and our annual Go Women event provides us with the opportunity to mark it at a local level. The feedback we receive tells us that women really value the event, feeling inspired, motivated and reassured about their ability to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams.

“Our support is not limited to one day though. We are committed to providing year round support to encourage women to start their own business and provide them with the support to help it blossom through suite of funded programmes and events in partnership with Women in Business NI and encourage any woman, thinking of working for herself to get in touch and avail of the free support on offer.”


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