After the incredible success of last year’s event, we are thrilled to be delivering another inspiring and motivating conference to mark International Women’s Day, as we bring together a wide and diverse community of empowering women to π‚πžπ₯πžπ›π«πšπ­πžπ‡π„π‘ on Friday 1 March at Ulster University, Coleraine.

π‚πžπ₯πžπ›π«πšπ­πžπ‡π„π‘ promises to be an inspirational, inclusive, fun packed day – acknowledging the impact and success of women across ALL sectors of our community.

Back by popular demand is the hugely successful, Caroline O’Neill – Founder of Digg for Success, The Digg Podcast, Digg Deep for Kids and Co-founder of the NI Social Media Awards. A fantastic host at the 2023 event, her passion, charisma and dedication to empowering women will help provide the energy to make for another wonderful day.

Caroline will be shining the spotlight and facilitating engaging conversations with our fabulous array of speakers and panellists, who will be reflecting on the theme of Inspire Inclusion. This collection of influential women will offer a diverse range of opinions and advice, from entrepreneurs and community champions to academia and trailblazers in women’s rights. They will challenge us to think, make us appreciate ourselves and our achievements, and leave us with the confidence to believe in our goals.

Providing a keynote address will be Ailbhe Keane, who alongside her sister Izzy, established Izzy Wheels – a company specialising in turning wheelchair covers into fashion statements.

The Galway sisters developed a globally successful brand out of pure and simple love and on the day Ailbhe will be sharing their incredible journey to help us unlock our self-belief and confidence.

Other notable keynotes will include our very own local Professor of Leadership, Karise Hutchinson; community champion Una Leonard, Support2gether; and creator of wellness and advocate of mental health, Annette Kelly of Little Penny Thoughts.

With almost 200 registrations to date there will be ample opportunities to make connections and seek inspiration from others, particularly during the networking part of the day.

Encouraging females not to miss the opportunity to register for a place, Jayne Taggart, CEO of Enterprise Causeway, said: β€œAs we prepare to π‚πžπ₯πžπ›π«πšπ­πžπ‡π„π‘ I am thrilled we have a line-up of such extraordinary women to really deliver an incredibly positive and empowering event for our attendees.Β 

β€œTheir stories will help showcase the many diverse paths to success and their insights will be provide real and authentic takeaways that we can apply to our everyday lives. Opportunities to meet other ladies, from all walks of life, will allow us to celebrate and encourage each other as we pursue our own individual pathways and purpose.

β€œIt’s going to be an absolutely fabulous day of connection and learning for all women!”

Ulster University Provost, Professor Cathy Gormley-Heenan expresses: β€œFollowing on from the success of last year’s inaugural event, Ulster University is delighted to welcome the return of CelebrateHER to our Coleraine campus. This is one of a series of events being hosted by the University to mark International Women’s Day as we celebrate the female thought leaders, change makers and game changers delivering meaningful impact across the region. These are inclusive events, and we encourage women from all sectors to come together to share experiences and support like-minded peers.”

This event is being delivered in partnership with Enterprise Causeway and Ulster University and is supported by Causeway Coast and Glens Labour Market Partnership and the Connecting Communities project, funded by International Fund for Ireland.

The conference will take place on Friday 1 March: 9am – 2.30pm and will include lunch.

For full details on this event (including line-up and to register) visit: tinyurl.com/celebrateher24Β