YOUNG BUSINESSWOMEN’S FORUM
Following its sold-out introduction in 2016, the IMAGE Young Businesswomen’s Forum (YBF) is back, kicking off on Wednesday night, February 15, 2017.
Blogger Suzanne Jackson (SoSuMe), Head chocolatier, and winner of the IMAGE Startup of the Year 2016 Kasha Connolly and Appassionata founder Ruth Monahan join Melanie Morris for honest, revealing chats about the real world of entrepreneurship and how to steer to success.
These events have been called inspiring, revealing and absolute game-changers in perspective. The generosity of our expert panellists and the in-depth very sharing nature of their content has proved invaluable to attendees.
This first IMAGE YBF will kickstart your new year with focus, insight and a few extra-special treats.
WHEN Wednesday, February 15
Drinks and canapés from 6pm
WHERE The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2
*Includes luxury gift bag with Paperblanks 2017 diaries, Sally Hansen nail polish and delicious treats from Hazel Mountain Chocolate and Marks & Spencer!
Three lucy attendees on the night will win lunch for two at Wilder Restaurant in The Westbury Hotel!
Blogger and CEO, SOSUbySJ®
Award winning blogger Suzanne Jackson was this year listed on the SERMO Index as one of the world’s top 16 digital influencers and was the only Irish blog to feature on that list. Her website, SoSueMe.ie currently has an average readership of 1.2 million per month and a combined social media following of over half a million. Suzanne has enjoyed numerous hugely successful commercial collaborations and has her own bestselling beauty brand SOSU By Suzanne Jackson which launched in April 2015. SOSU By Suzanne Jackson is stocked by Primark as well as all major pharmacies. Her Complete Contour Palette sold out in a matter of minutes while her new line of luxury fake lashes has been a huge festive hit. Suzanne is also a published author with 2 bestselling books to her name. She gets married this year and has a separate blog charting her countdown on The Wedding SoSueMe.ie.
Twitter: @SoSueMe_ie Instagram: sosume_ie
Owner and creative director, Hazel Mountain Chocolate
Kasha Connolly, owner & creative director of Hazel Mountain Chocolate, awarded 3rd best chocolate in the World Chocolate Competition in 2015. She comes from a background in fashion and natural food industry in Poland. After moving to Dublin, she worked for a multinational then decided to follow her passion. She has published two cookbooks since participating in the interview with Nigella Lawson on the Late Late show in 2015. Her company is a market leader in bean to bar chocolate in Europe.
Twitter: @HazelMountainCh Instagram: hazelmountainchocolate
Managing director, Appassionata Flowers
Ruth started Appassionata Flowers nearly 10 years ago with her now husband Ultan, they now have a shop on Drury Street and a studio on South Cumberland Street. Together with their talented team which is a combination of florists, drivers, operations staff and creative director Kasia, they have created a design led flower business that not only makes imaginative displays for weekly contracts & brand events but also produces beautiful blooms for weddings of all shapes & sizes. Appassionata also delivers bouquets and gifts for all occasions and has a shop on Drury Street filled with all things blooming be they cut flowers & plants along with gifts for & from the garden and provides a large- scale design-led floristry service for many leading venues, hotels and restaurants. Appassionata continues to flourish with an addition of a new flower school this year.
Twitter: @AppassionataFlo Instagram: appassionatalovesflowers