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Launching Programme for Female Entrepreneurs 2019

10 December 2018

Illuminate Female Entrepreneurship Programme Launch

Monday, 10 December, 11:30am - 12:30pm


This year’s Illuminate QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) accredited Level 6 programme will be officially launched on Monday, 10th December 2018 from 11:30am to 12:30pm, followed by networking over light lunch.

The Illuminate programme was created by The Mill Enterprise Hub, with assistance from DKIT and DCU Ryan Academy, to empower early stage female entrepreneurs to develop and expand their business. The programme is supported by Coca-Cola International Services, AIB, M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet, and the Louth & Meath Local Enterprise Offices.

This launch is an opportunity to hear from two inspirational female business leaders, and obtain additional information on the next Illuminate programme which will commence in February 2019.


Guest Speakers:

Anne Reilly - Paycheck Plus

Anne founded Paycheck Plus in 2005. Her vision was to provide high class payroll outsource services tailored to meet her clients’ requirements. Anne’s wealth and knowledge in payroll services and corporate governance stems back to her days lecturing with the Irish Pay roll Association (IPASS) and receiving a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors (IoD) in 2013.

Previously Anne worked with Blue Chip companies such as Unilever and Heinz and in the educational sector. Anne’s numerous qualifications and depth of experience in the payroll outsource industry gives her invaluable insight as to how payroll should be operated in the most efficient and compliant manner while her knowledge in corporate governance issues ensures Paycheck Plus is a world leader in provision of payroll outsource services.

Alma Jordan - Agrikids

Alma Jordan is an Illuminate and New Frontiers alumna and the founder of AgriKids, a farm safety educational platform for children. The company works to positively engage, educate and empower children to become Farm Safety Ambassadors.

Alma and her family run a farm in Co. Meath. Their main enterprises consist of thoroughbred horses, tillage, beef cattle and poultry. A keen equestrian in her younger days, Alma competed in many national events in the fields of eventing and showjumping.

Alma devised a concept aimed at initiating a sea change in farm safety attitudes, enabling communities to build safer futures on farms. AgriKids was born and officially launched in June 2015. Alma believes her engaging approach to farm safety education will serve to continually empower children to be safer farmers in the future. The approach also requires and includes the input of parents and guardians, thus sharing the learning outcome with all.

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