WBB 2023 Mobile

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023
Location: Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana, Co Donegal, +353 (0)74 936 1144
Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Tickets: €25 plus small Eventbrite Fee
Attire: Business/Smart

Women in Enterprise Derry/Londonderry, Donegal Women in Business Network and Enterprising Women – Mid and East Antrim are delighted to come together in collaboration to host a premier Networking Summit to honour women who work and contribute towards cross border business covering Ireland both North, South and beyond.

Compered by Camilla Long, this prestigious networking event reaches out beyond borders, creating networking opportunities with women across all borders, and inspirational talks from our motivational guest speakers

  • Helen Duddy of Vertiv – E+I Engineering
  • Sandra Devenney, General Manager, McElhinney’s.

In addition, hear from our expert panellists to learn about their journeys, successes and tips for cross border trading

  • Edel MacBride – Award Winning Designer and Community Builder
  • Linda McGibbon – Sea Sugar Handmade Confectionery
  • Catriona Jones – Author of Bloom Girl and Female Empowerment Coach
  • Evelyn McGlynn – Author and Founder of Evelyn McMarketing
  • Joanne Doherty – Founder and General Manager, Piece Makers Gifts

The ticket price €25 includes Chef select zcanapes, finger buffet, tea/coffee and a complementary cocktail/mocktail by The Muff Liquor Company upon arrival. Booking essential through Eventbrite no later than Tuesday, 21st February at 7:00pm.


We have a limited number of stands for attendees to showcase their service or product at the Networking Summit. A ticket must be purchased to avail of a stand and an email sent to confirm stand place. For further information, or to request a stand, please email caitriona@donegalwomeninbusiness.com

6:00 pm – Female Entrepreneur Showcase and Networking
7:00 pm – Welcome, Keynote Speakers
8:00 pm – Panellist Discussion, Q & A
9:00 pm – Networking
9:30 pm – Close

The Inishowen Gateway Hotel are extending special rates for those who would like to book an overnight stay. Please mention Women Beyond Borders Networking Summit to secure rate. +353 (0)74 936 1144


HELEN DUDDY – Vertiv – E+I Engineering
HELEN DUDDY – Vertiv - E+I EngineeringHelen Duddy is a Business Development Manager at Vertiv – E+I Engineering with on the ground experience in the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, Middle East and Asia. Helen has responsibility for driving E+I Engineering’s sales across Europe, with an emphasis on sales strategy, accelerating sales growth and key account management. Helen is a passionate advocate for women in STEM and believes in promoting female representation in engineering.



SANDRA DEVENNEY – McElhinneysSandra Devenney has 28 years’ experience in retail, with the last 9 of these in her role as General Manager of McElhinneys. She is a ‘people’s person’ and is dedicated to providing the best customer experience for shoppers. Sandra leads a strong team and is dedicated to upskilling, training, and development, including the leadership programme she introduced in 2019. She is resilient and has grown a strong online presence for her company with clever marketing through her ‘Sandra 5@5’ campaign, encouraging women across the world to support and empower each other.



Camilla Long is the award-winning co-founder of Bespoke Communications, a leading training and professional development company serving the UK and Ireland. As a coach and mentor. Camilla is a Professional Member of the Professional Speaking Association, and a recipient of the PSA Emerging Speaker of 2021 Award. She is also a Member of the Chartered Management Institute, a Board Member of the Causeway Chamber of Commerce, a mentor with Women in Business and a Samaritans Listening Volunteer. Camilla holds a BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in Strategic Management.