We are excited to bring together some of the most renowned and respected female business owners from across the Island and UK. With innovative technology, this face to face event will connect our interactive audiences across the island. Taking to the stage as our conference hosts will be the leading media personalities, Sarah Travers & Norah Casey, guiding us through the conference theme I did it my way…
The conference features an array of women entrepreneur panellists sharing how they have overcome business failures and achieved success their way!
Deliciously Ella is a plant-based food and wellness platform, for which Ella is an award- winning author and advocate of healthy, plant-based living. Following her own experience of ill health, Ella started the popular recipe website, deliciouslyella.com, launched a recipe app, and published her New York Times best seller cookbook. With over 3 million social media followers, she has since released a popular podcast. Ella has been working with her husband, Matthew and together they have opened a restaurant, Plants, in London, and launched ranges of natural, plant-based food products across the UK and Europe. They also have a wellbeing app, feel better, which has had over 1.3 million downloads.
Sonya has over 30 years of experience in business as a thought leader, designer, and entrepreneur. As a multi-award-winning Social Entrepreneur, Sonya founded the global not for profit initiative, Dress for Success, supporting over 3,000 women into employment and economic independence in Ireland. It is now rebranded to Work Equal, as she has campaigned at European levels for workplace gender equality by addressing the Gender Pay & Opportunity Gap. To further deepen domain expertise, Sonya completed a Masters in Business Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. She is solution-focused and innovative, but is always grounded by a value in human relationships and understanding of how to maximise the potential of business & people.
Izzy Wheels is a brand of stylish wheel covers for wheelchairs, transforming them into a piece of fashion and self-expression. It is inspired by Ailbhe's younger sister, Izzy, who has Spina Bifida and is paralyzed from her waist down. Together, the sisters designed a range of stylish wheel covers to bridge the gap between disability and fashion. Izzy Wheels quickly grew from a college project into a global brand, selling to 60 countries, featuring in Vogue and collaborating with brands such as Disney and Marvel. This has culminated in over 20 national awards including The EU Prize for Women Innovators and Forbes 30 under 30 list. Most importantly, it provides an outlet for individuality to wheelchair users all over the world.
Pestle & Mortar is an Irish skincare company which launched in 2014. As a busy mother-of-five, Sonia understands how difficult it can be to find a daily skincare routine. Driven by the belief that skincare shouldn’t be complicated, she created a line of simple, highly effective skincare products. Pestle & Mortar’s philosophies are rooted in Sonia’s Indian heritage in Natural Healing, as she has catapulted the company onto the global stage. Pestle & Mortar is now stocked across 3 continents and has been endorsed in international magazines including Vanity Fair.
Be one of the 400 female entrepreneurs who will be taking part in this informative and inspirational day. Whether you are a start-up owner, established CEO, an investor or one of the many change makers doing business your way… we’ll see you there!
- Hear from our inspirational guest speakers to remind yourself of why you are a business owner and how to do it your way!
- Make your mark in a room full of new networking opportunities
- Treat it as a professional development day with a line-up of key learnings
- Gain tips from Laura Haldane of Scileads shows you the money when it comes to business
- Hear insights from the team at Kinsetu on expanding your business market
- Have your say in the Women in Business £20k Pitching Competition delivered through the Yes You Can female enterprise programme.
- The perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded women over a 2-course business lunch