All Island Chats with Women Transformers - Social Enterprises
Increasingly women, especially business owners, are working across the island of Ireland, building networks and sharing experiences.
Join us across this mini series of 4 webinars, as women from all over Ireland will have the chance to come together to learn from the agile, fast-thinking and adaptable leaders who will survive and thrive in the post-pandemic world!
We will be sharing advice and exploring insights from Lifestyle Businesses & Business Growth, to Social Enterprises & Highflyers!
Tune in with Women in Business as we will also be joined by a range of guest speakers throughout the weeks with our fabulous host - Award Winning Business Woman, former RTE Dragon's Den star and Broadcaster, Norah Casey!
This upcoming webinar will focus on Social Enterprises with Ailbhe Keane of Izzy Wheels, Maeve Monaghan of Now Group and Mairead Mackle of Tarasis Enterprises!
Kindly supported by Intertrade Ireland!
Ailbhe Keane of Izzy Wheels
Ailbhe Keane is the Founder and CEO of Izzy Wheels. She originally created the brand as a college project in 2016 when she was in her final year in NCAD. She noticed that her sister's wheelchair was the first thing that people noticed about her but it wasn't a reflection of her bubbly personality. Ailbhe created a range of colourful changeable wheel covers for her sister's chair that expressed her individuality. Their motto became 'If you can't stand up, stand out!'
Ailbhe has since grown Izzy Wheels into a global brand selling in over 40 countries, collaborated with 90 designers from across the globe and famous brands including Hello Kitty and Barbie, won 15 national awards, created a BBC documentary, and was named on the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30.
Mairead Mackle of Tarasis Enterprises
Mairead is a values-based, award winning entrepreneur who owns and operates Tarasis Enterprises - a diverse suite of progressive businesses across several industries including care, support, housing solutions, renewables, and construction. With 26 years in business, Homecare Independent Living (HCIL) is a leading domiciliary care, support services and housing business with a dynamic team of 1,200 operating across 14 regions in Ireland. In 2010, Mairead co-founded iCare Charity, which is designed to improve the lives of others through simple acts of kindness called “iCare Wishes”. Since inception it has raised over £350,000 and granted close to 400 iCare Wishes for individuals, families and groups across the island of Ireland. With passion, she also launched EVOLVE Women’s Network in 2018 to promote and encourage strong female leadership across society.
Maeve Monaghan of NOW Group
Maeve is an award winning social entrepreneur, creating innovative services which help people with learning difficulties and autism gain paid jobs with a future. Maeve joined NOW Group in 2001 and is responsible for the successful development of the organisation. NOW Group, a limited company with charitable status, is an Award-Winning social enterprise that supports people with barriers to employment and learning into the workforce. The organisation also operates three successful social enterprise businesses called Loaf Catering & Gauge Impact, the profits from which go back into NOW Group’s work. As Chief Executive, Maeve believes passionately in the rights of people with disabilities to have equal access to high-quality training and employment.
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