SWIBN February Event – Building Better Business Habits

Hello Ladies!

On the 23rd February at 7pm we’ll be virtually joined by Lynsey Hanratty who will be giving us tips on how to better our business habits.

The Building Better Business Habits workshop will provide tips on how to focus on the right tasks as you build your business and importance of developing good habits to combat overwhelm and procrastination. This workshop will help clear the cobwebs and give you renewed focus and motivation as you navigate your ever-changing business world.

During the workshop, Lynsey will discuss:

  • The one thing you need to do every week before planning out your business tasks
  • The most important thing to focus on in your business without fail
  • The one thing that will free up more time to work on your business than anything
  • else!
  • The most important productivity tip you can use for your business
  • The one thing you can’t do without as you build your business

If you want to learn ways to serve more clients, create more profit and improve your focus and strategy as you and your business emerge from lockdown 3.0, then this workshop is for you!

About Lynsey:

Lynsey Hanratty is a business coach and mentor for female entrepreneurs and a writer, podcaster and speaker. Lynsey’s mission in life is to help female entrepreneurs like you create a business that excites you and nurtures your talents and ambitions. She does this by developing your message, mission and mindset in business through tailored strategy, laser focus and a mindset overhaul. The result is a boost to your planning, productivity and positivity, resulting in a more meaningful and profitable business. Lynsey’s coaching style is a mixture of life and business coaching, helping you get the right blend of work/life balance at any stage of your business. If you want to know more about

Lynsey’s work you can find her on Instagram @lynsey_hanratty, and on her website at www.lynseyhanratty.com. Her weekly podcast – Your Mission, Your Message and Your Mindset in Business is also found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Amazon Music.

RSVP is free until 2pm on Monday 22nd February and can be done by clicking HERE. SWIBNers who register will receive the zoom link after this.

SWIBN January Event – Networking All Night Long!

Happy New Year Ladies! After a very tough 2020 for all, hopefully 2021 will bring better fortunes.

As I’m sure you know, the MO of SWIBN is to create new business connections between businesswomen in Sligo. Though we can’t make these connections in person right now, we can make them via everyone’s current best friend – Zoom! On Tuesday 26th January at 7pm, we’ll be hosting an online networking session, during which you can get to know your fellow SWIBNers better, and hopefully make some great business connections!

If you know someone who you think would benefit from being a SWIBN member, this is the perfect night for them to join us! As ever, RSVP is free and can be done by clicking HERE.

We can’t wait to see you then!

SWIBN Christmas Party

Hello Ladies!

This is your final chance to register for the SWIBN Christmas Party!

It’s the most wonderful time of  the year, in what’s been one of the toughest years in memory. 2020 hasn’t been easy for anyone, but on the 22nd December at the SWIBN Christmas party, we’d love to raise a glass to the happy memories of the year, while heralding in better fortune for 2021.

Though this year’s party is virtual, it promises to be no less fun as previous years! There will be loads of networking opportunities, as well as a 2020 Word Bingo (drinking game version optional!), with prizes for the winner/s.

So dust off your flashing bauble earrings, put on your best Christmas jumper and we’ll see you on the 22nd!

To register for this free online event, click HERE.

SWIBN November Event: Frustrated to Fulfilled

Hello Ladies!

After last month’s #NWED, we’re back to normal programming with our virtual November event. On Tuesday 24th November at 7pm, we’ll be joined by Paula McNicholas who’ll be giving us her 3 key tips to doubling our profits, and doubling our time off – sounds good right?!

If you’re like most CEO’s and business owners you’re frustrated, wanting to grow your business and wanting to take on lucrative new projects, but because you feel so unproductive you think you don’t have the time to do it. What if the solution wasn’t more time but being more productive with the time that you have and taking those all-important steps towards a less frustrating more fulfilling business, with double the profits and double the time off!

About Paula:
Paula is a Lean Consultant, Business Coach and Speaker. Having gained valuable experience from implementing Lean and culture change in Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls-Royce & Bentley, Paula now specialises in helping small businesses across all sectors improve productivity and profits, surpass goals and clear time for lucrative new projects. With 25 years experience implementing Lean in businesses of different sizes and sectors, Paula was recently awarded as Ireland’s Lean Service Provider of the Year.

To register for this free online event, click HERE. Registration closes at 2pm on Monday 23rd November.

SWIBN September Event – Imposter Syndrome

Hello Ladies!

We’re delighted to be back after our August break with our SWIBN September webinar. This month on the 29th September at 7pm, we shall be virtually talking about an issue that can be prevalent among businesswomen: imposter syndrome.

  • Are you not putting yourself forward for opportunities you know you’re well capable of?
  • Are you doubting your own abilities to deliver on your promises to your clients?
  • Are you thinking “everyone else” is so much better than you are?
  • Are you totally afraid of being “found out” as the fraud that you are?
  • Are you just going for this “one more qualification” and then you’ll feel capable?
  • Are you worried that you really are an imposter, that no one else feels like you?

During this webinar, Aoife O’Brien from Empowerment Coaching will talk about Imposter Syndrome: What it is, how it shows up, the kinds of imposter, and what we can do to overcome imposter Syndrome.

Before launching her own business, Empowerment Coaching, Aoife had a successful 17 years in the corporate world, working with global companies to solve marketing problems. She is passionate about empowering people to be happier at work. She works with organisations and individuals, running workshops, consultancy programs, and one-to-one sessions.  She is passionate about ‘fit’ and specifically how creating the right environment can help individuals to reach their full potential and support organisations to thrive. Understanding humans and how they behave at work is key to this. She has lived and worked in Dublin, London, Perth and Sydney and is currently studying for a MSc in Work and Organisational Behaviour. She has a podcast called Happier at Work.

Aoife has been featured on several media platforms speaking about imposter syndrome. Notably, 2FM, Today FM and Her.ie. She has also delivered several key note speeches on this topic and works with organisations to help senior leaders overcome their inner imposter.

In her spare time she loves to travel – she has been to all 7 continents, and has travelled solo through most of the world, with camera in hand. She enjoys connecting with new people and trying new things, and keeps fit by doing yoga, and running.

To register to this free event, please click HERE.

SWIBN July Event – Summer Social

Hello Ladies!!

It’s relaxation time, Summer is here and this year SWIBN is heading to Sligo Folk Park in Riverstown!

On Tuesday 28th July, join us for a Zumba session with Barbara Aluk from 6:30pm until 7.30pm, followed by a tour of the park and delicious food brought in from Nook in Colooney.

You can come for one or the other or both!

Tickets for dinner and the tour should be pre-purchased at the link below. Zumba is €10 and can be paid separately to Barbara in cash on the night. Please just note in the comments when you book whether you will be joining in on the fun of Zumba.

New members are most welcome. We will be enforcing all government guidelines on the night, but with 8 acres of land and large exhibition spaces, social distancing won’t be getting in the way of a great evening of networking and socialising.

Click the HERE to book your space!

SWIBN June Event – Virtual Member’s Soapbox

Hello Ladies!!

For this month’s SWIBN event, we’ll finally be hosting our Member’s Soapbox night that we had to postpone in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the night, we’re on the lookout for 4-6 SWIBNers to virtually present their businesses to us on the 30th June. Each speaker will get 15 minutes to tell us all about their business. There’s plenty of space to be extra creative with your online presentations – the more creative, the better! This is the perfect opportunity to increase awareness of your business and even make a sale or two. If you’re interested in presenting, please email fionaswibn@gmail.com. Places will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

If you don’t quite feel like presenting but would like to attend the event anyway, you can RSVP for FREE by clicking HERE.

SWIBN May Event – Virtual Networking Session

Hello Ladies!

We’ve received feedback over the last couple of online sessions that what members are missing most from our get togethers in the Glasshouse is the chance to physically connect with other women and network with like-minded colleagues. So, by popular demand, our next SWIBN meeting will be a Virtual Networking Event!

On Tuesday 26th May at 7pm there will be lots of opportunities to touch base with your friends and colleagues and to tell us how you are all doing during these unusual times. We’ll be able to share how we’ve been doing in quarantine, what we hope to achieve when restrictions are lifted and what supports we’ll need to weather these challenging times.

We will send a link to the zoom meeting to anyone who registers for the event by Monday 25 May 2020 at 2pm. Registration is FREE once done by clicking HERE. We can’t wait to see you there!

SWIBN April Event: Online Workshop on the Science of Resilience

Hello Ladies!
We hope you and yours are all well and healthy. After the success of our last remote session, we’re happy to report that April’s event will be facilitated online too! On Tuesday April 28th at 7pm Shane Martin will be giving this month’s virtual workshop on the topic of resilience during uncertain times.

Life is an imperfect journey and challenges are guaranteed. There will always be setbacks and misfortunes. Resilience is the ability to adapt to these challenges – within our personal and professional lives. It’s about bouncing back rather than falling apart. If you are strong in resilience you will have this ‘bouncibility’ and harness your inner strengths and coping mechanisms. In the current climate of an escalating pandemic businesses have been rocked to their foundations as they face a period of immense insecurity and uncertainly. We need toolbox of skills for coping. We need to learn how to thrive despite adversity.

Science has uncovered specific traits/factors that can be utilised at work and in our lives in general. This seminar will outline some evidence-based strategies linked to greater outcomes during challenge and change. Psychologists have investigated those who defy the odds and achieve greatest despite upheaval and crisis. The findings of this research are intriguing. They also harness hope. We all can develop strategies to help us box more cleverly through the tough times.
Shane Martin is a psychologist dedicated to teaching the very best evidence-based psychology to help people protect their mental health and enhance the quality of their lives. His Moodwatchers self-help psychology course has been delivered at venues the length and breadth of Ireland. His mix of no-nonsense psychology, stories and humour has allowed him to inspire and empower audiences in all sectors of society. His show ‘Wake Up! You’re Here!’ sold out theatres nationwide, including the Hawks Well, in 2019.

Shane has been a keynote speaker at numerous national and international conferences on a range of topics around wellbeing, positive mental health, recovery, resilience and happiness.

He has provided training to hundreds of public servants and health professionals throughout Ireland (north and south) through their various representative bodies. He has worked closely with some of Ireland’s leading companies in the corporate world around areas like stress management and motivation. He is the author of best selling self-help psychology book ‘Your Precious Life -How to Live it Well’ (Orpen Press) and also a published poet of three collections – The Dark Room, Stilling the Dance of Time and Thin Lines which was published in February 2020.

Registration for this online event will close at 2pm on 27th April, after which Shane will be sending out the link for the session. You can register for this event for free by clicking HERE.

We’re looking forward to (virtually!) seeing you then!

SWIBN July Event – Summer Outing!

It’s relaxation time, Summer is here and the seaside in Strandhill is calling SWIBN!

Join us for a relaxation session at 6:30pm with Rachel Mulrooney at Salt & Soul followed by delicious food at Stoked (above the Strand Bar) at 8:30pm to give you time to change and freshen up or maybe even go for a short stroll on the beach before dinner.

You can come for one or the other or both!

Tickets are purchased separately, payment in full in advance, so be sure to buy both tickets if you want to attend both elements of the evening.

Refunds are only available via Eventbrite until Monday 29th July after that, no refunds I’m afraid!

Click HERE to book your ticket.