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Social pictures from the IMAGE Business Club networking event: Opportunity Knocks


By Sarah Gill
13th May 2023

Dora Kazmierak

Social pictures from the IMAGE Business Club networking event: Opportunity Knocks

Loretta Dignam, Charlene Flanagan, Alison Banton

All about maximising your entrepreneurial flair, our IMAGE Business Club event heard from successful Irish entrepreneurs on their valuable learnings and the smart next steps to take for business growth.

We brought together a panel of three successful SME owners to talk about the multiple roles and skills they bring to their businesses, along with the rewards and challenges that entrepreneurship brings.

When was it?

Wednesday 10 May

Where was it?

The Westbury, Balfe Street, Dublin 2

What did the IMAGE Business Club networking event entail?

Running a business, or being part of a tight team calls for all hands on deck, at all times, but are we getting the most from our time and our endeavours? Are we so stuck IN the business, we’re not working ON the business? What’s getting left behind? What help is out there? We want to talk about the trials, tribulations and additional rewards to be gained if we take a step back, determine what needs to be done, and find the tools to do so.

Our panel consisted of Charlene Flanagan, co-founder of Ella & Jo, Alison Banton, CEO and fragrance designer at Brooke and Shoals, and Loretta Dignam, founder and CEO of The Menopause Hub. Each of these women come with an abundance of insight and experience in managing everything from funding to creativity as they steer their businesses through growth, visibility and profitability.

Kicking off with tasty Malfy & Fever-Tree cocktails and delicious canapés, our guests networked with like minded business women before the Inform, Inspire & Upskill sessions with our experts began as our panel shared their stories, and some key learnings in conversation with IMAGE contributing editor, Melanie Morris.

The evening concluded with an opportunity to meet the speakers and network further. Each attendee received a Dr. Hauschka gift bag worth over €55, and one lucky winner went home with a €300 CarveOn voucher.

Take a look at some social photos from the IMAGE Business Club networking event through the gallery below…

Lisa Hughes, Aisling Tuck, Maeve O’Keeffe
Sharon Huggard, Maeve Dennehy, Maria Macklin, Marie Collins
Laura Kerr, Laura Quinn

Photography by Dora Kazmierak