First Minister Arlene Foster has recognised the contribution that women make to the business world at the first ever Women in Business Chairs' Lunch at Titanic Belfast.
Women in Business promotes entrepreneurship and provides networking opportunities for business women to promote and grow their business. Today’s event was attended by over 200 local business women.
Speaking at the event, the First Minister recognised the contribution that women make to the Northern Ireland economy, whether as business leaders, business people or in politics: “It is an honour to be here today to address the first Women in Business Chairs' Lunch. I am proud that Northern Ireland has more than its fair share of formidable female business leaders who are successful role models across a range of sectors.
“Northern Ireland’s business women have a reputation for a hard work ethos and are a strong voice for success both locally, and in the global marketplace.
“Programmes such as the Regional Start Initiative along with support from Invest NI and Access to Finance programmes, ensure that advice and help is there for anyone who wants to start their own business.
“I pay tribute to Women in Business for the role they play in inspiring women to realise their full potential. You recognise all that is good about being a woman in business in Northern Ireland and empower women to remain focused and determined to make a difference not only in the workplace but across society as a whole."
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