YOUNG BUSINESSWOMEN’S FORUM
Join us on Tuesday, October 17 for an evening of insight, inspiration and lots of luxury as we hear about the highs and lows of business from three outstanding young entrepreneurs.
IMAGE editor-in-chief Melanie Morris and our guest panels really shine a light on what it really means to be a successful young woman in business.
There’s plenty of opportunity to network with peers, and to be introduced to lots of like-minded women over champagne and canapés, with plenty of other treats, surprises and gifts along the way.
WHEN Tuesday, October 17
Champagne and canapés from 6 pm
WHERE The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2
*Includes exciting seat gifts from Sally Hansen and much more. There will also be a YBF exclusive My Shining Armour notebook for everyone!
Book Online, Call 01 271 9687 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Founder & Creative Director, Manley
Dublin native Emma Manley is owner and creative director of successful fashion and accessories label, Manley. Launched in 2011, Manley retails at Só Collective and boasts a thriving e-tail business, with shipments as far as Australia and Japan.
Emma studied Fashion and Textile Design at the Grafton Academy and then went on to hone her craft on both sides of the Atlantic, at luxury sportswear brand VPL in New York and later Alexander McQueen in London. Here Emma worked on some of McQueen’s most iconic collections.
Emma returned to Dublin in 2011 to set up her own label, Manley. Fusing her love and skill for tailoring, luxe sportswear and embellishment, the result is a label of contemporary separates and directional eveningwear with a confident femininity. In 2015, Emma extended Manley’s design portfolio to include Manley Jewellery and in 2016 expanded again to include bags.
A respected name in fashion and astute businesswoman, Emma is regularly on TV3 Xposé, radio and regularly speaks at conferences and events on fashion, business motivation and entrepreneurship.
Co-founder, Pestle & Mortar
Sonia started her career in business by running the family shop in Newbridge, which specialised in branded goods. Managing the store with a staff of sixteen people at only twenty years of age gave Sonia the opportunity to develop an incredible work ethic.
Years later, as a busy mother of five, Sonia noticed a gap in the market for a simple, effective skincare routine she could rely on. She worked alongside her sisters and together they developed a formula following a less-is-more approach, favouring the natural look free from harsh chemicals.
Sonia named the business Pestle & Mortar as it reflects her own motivations, namely simplicity, natural solutions and a less-is-more philosophy.
Model, Author and Foodie
Roz Purcell is a bestselling cookery author, entrepreneur and model. Roz has successfully launched a stellar media career which includes a winning role on Come Dine with Me Ireland, a guest chef appearance on TV3’s the Restaurant, and a stint as a Celebrity Bainisteor on RTE. Her passion for healthy food and lifestyle has earned her thousands of followers on social media in recent years.
Roz went on to set up her food blog, Natural Born Feeder in 2013 to document her love for cooking and to share her recipes. Her latest book ‘Half Hour Hero’ shows us how to easily fit tasty and healthy whole foods into a busy lifestyle using readily available ingredients and store cupboard essentials.