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Women in Business (WIB) NI celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day


Chief Executive of the Causeway Enterprise Agency, Jayne Taggart, with guest speaker, Karise Hutchinson, at the Causeway Enterprise Agency's Women in Business lunch at the Lodge Hotel 

North Coast business women marked Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) on November 19 at a special Women in Business (WIB) NI lunch at the Lodge Hotel in Coleraine.

The event, which took place during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014, focused on how local business women can become successful leaders and drive their businesses forward.
Guest speaker, Dr Karise Hutchinson - Head of the Department of Business and Enterprise at the University of Ulster – subsequently talked about the importance of ‘Learning to Lead: The Key to Growing your Business’.

Arriving for the Causeway Enterprise Agency's Women in Business lunch at the Lodge Hotel are, from McWilliams Associates: Shiela Mitchell and Mary McWilliams, with Collette McCotter 

“I think women face a greater challenge in taking the time out to invest in their personal development,” said Dr Hutchinson. “The demands on them and the challenges are huge. If they want to grow their business and invest in their future, they need to take the time to do that. I think it’s important if you want to excel, to do ordinary things extraordinarily well. To do that, you need to carve out the time to focus and craft your skills”.

Chief Executive of Causeway Enterprise Agency (CEA), and WIB’s Regional Ambassador for the north coast, Jayne Taggart, said Dr Hutchinson’s address carried an important message for Northern Ireland’s female entrepreneurs.

“It’s important that local business women recognise their roles as leaders, regardless of whether they’re a CEO or not, and that they invest time in developing these essential skills,” she said. “To effectively lead others, as Dr Hutchinson pointed out, you need to be open to the idea of continual personal learning and development.This talk was, I think, a timely reminder of this, and a confidence boost for our Women in Business members, as well as other local female entrepreneurs. I think that as women, we can be highly influential leaders - we just need to acknowledge ourselves in this role first, before we can realise our potential.”

Making introductions at the Causeway Enterprise Agency's Women in Business lunch at the Lodge Hotel are Anne Bell Head of Coleraine High School, Jill Peterson of the Stables Flower Company and Danielle Tagg of Articlave Day Care Nursery 

WED, which launched at the United Nations headquarters in New York on November 19, aims to be a leading force in supporting women’s entrepreneurship from 2014 onwards. Created in partnership with the US State Department and 153 countries and their global ambassadors, the intention is to ‘Empower, Support and Celebrate Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide’.

Guest speaker, Karise Hutchinson, of the Ulster University Business School, addressing the audience at the Causeway Enterprise Agency's Women in Business lunch at the Lodge Hotel