Two cross border Women’s business networks in Derry and Donegal hosted an inspirational morning with Ireland’s “Tweeting Goddess” Samantha Kelly as the guest speaker. Samantha is passionate about assisting others to get on and use Twitter as a fantastic marketing tool to show off what you do! She won the #Tweetieinspire award on October 2nd at the Inaugural RaboTweetie awards and was winner of the Bank of Ireland Start Up Hero Award in 2014 as well as appearing on Dragon’s Den and other TV programmes. Samantha has a knack for getting brands trending on Twitter! If you want your brand seen, she’s your girl! Award winning leader in her field, Sam’s customer service skills and sprinkling of Twitter magic will enhance your brand image and brand awareness and even get you direct sales from Twitter. Samantha’s past successes #Eircomspiders #Bigredcloud #Sponsorforaday campaign#BigTom (Yes really, Big Tom and the travellers trended)#Irishtv#ITLGFingal #Wexbizawards2015 and of course, #IrishBizParty on a weekly basis. And now she is involved in trending across the waters with #BritishBizParty! Samantha has an amazing story. Samantha will host Ireland’s First Ever Social Media Summit in March 2016. www.socialmediasummit.ie for full details & to book.
Their others guest speakers were Kathy Donaghy from Inishowen, an award winning journalist and Leona Kane, owner of Broighter Gold in Limavady.
Kathy has worked for several national newspapers including the Irish Independent where she was public affairs correspondent before leaving to work in the RTE newsroom. She has reported on many significant news stories over the last 20 years, from crime to politics. She holds a BA in English and French from NUI Maynooth and a BA in legal studies from Dublin Institute of Technology. She is also a qualified pilates teacher and children’s yoga teacher and runs creative writing courses for children. Kathy has an amazing true life story and told us how and why she moved from a busy high profile media life in Dublin back to her native Donegal to set up her business.
Leona Kane’s story is amazing and she told us how she founded Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil after deciding to try the oil from the seed grown on her husband’s farm when she ran out of olive oil for cooking one evening. She told us how much easier it is to sell a product that you are passionate about, and it means so much to be able to sell a product that is grown, processed and marketed direct from your own farm. They were recently awarded the Economusee (Artisans at Work) for NI through the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust, and have been travelling to UK and Canada promoting their oil.
If you are a woman in business, a woman working in a business or maybe you are just thinking about setting up a business email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more details about workshops & how to join the network.