Featuring Guest Speakers: Aoife Doherty, Founder of Sass & Halo and Annette Kelly, Founder of Little Penny Thoughts

Date: Tuesday, 26 April 2022
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Location: White Horse Hotel, 68 Clooney Road, Campsey, BT47 3PA
Tel: 028 7186 0606

Event Fee: Women in Enterprise & Women in Business Members – FREE
Non-Members: £20.00 +VAT

Registration: Required Via Eventbrite

We are delighted that Women in Business are bringing their networking to Derry/Londonderry. Are you a member living in or in the surrounding areas? We’d love to catch up and network – live and in-person!

Join us at the White Horse Hotel from 10:00am – 11:30am and hear from two brilliant guest speakers: Aoife Doherty, Founder of Sass & Halo, who will share her journey from fashion graduate to successful entrepreneur, and Annette Kelly, Founder of Little Penny Thoughts, who will be telling us about her entrepreneurial story and how Little Penny Thoughts came to be.

You will then have the chance to catch up with old faces or make connections with new ones over a cup of tea or coffee and some tasty treats!

We look forward to having you join us for this inspiring event and opportunity for face-to-face networking! Registration required.

Aoife Doherty, Founder of Sass & Halo

Derry woman and London College of Fashion graduate Aoife Doherty returned home in 2016 after six years studying and working in Newcastle and London. She set up Sass & Halo, designing and handcrafting bespoke crowns, at her kitchen table that year. Aoife opened premises in Derry’s Craft Village in February 2017 and went on to win Council’s £10k Business Start Up Challenge. Today, Sass & Halo receives orders from all over the world, has more than 19,000 Instagram followers, and also employs two part-time staff. For more information, please visit:


Annette Kelly, Founder of Little Penny Thoughts

Annette Kelly is the Founder of Little Penny Thoughts, which she originally launched as a Facebook page and has now grown the brand to have over half a million followers across their social media platforms. Everyday Little Penny Thoughts share uplifting quotes and inspiring mantras with an aim to encourage confidence and promote wellbeing within others. Annette is also a personal development and performance coach, an experienced key note speaker, event host and workshop facilitator. For more information: please visit:

Women in Enterprise is a non-profit organization and professional network for women in business. Whether self-employed or employed by someone else, enterprising or entrepreneurial – our supportive network encourages and empowers women IN business and INTO business. We provide signposting to relevant business support services and organize relevant business support events including networking, educational, and workshop events in the Derry/Londonderry area. Our members are movers and shakers making a difference in Ireland – both North and South. For more information about us and our membership benefits, please visit our website: