WIBNI February Ezine 2015

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Is it Tough at the Top? Women in Business NI Delegates Learn it Doesn't Need to be

Delegates at February's keynote Women in Business NI event heard from Belfast born Mary Keightley, of Mind Associates, on the very topical subject of 'Mental Toughness', in a room packed out with female and male business owners, managers and leaders.

The event, sponsored by David Prentice, saw Women in Business NI collaborate with the Chartered Management Institute for the second year running to inspire business women working in a diverse range of sectors.

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The Importance of Mentoring Cannot be Understated! Have you Met Your Mentor yet?

Research has shown that the benefits of mentoring for small businesses include increased productivity, increased turnover and increased likelihood of success. And for mentors it can bring personal fulfilment, new opportunities and a new set of skills.

Therefore Women in Business NI has collaborated with the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) to confirm a Northern Irish date for the UK wide Meet A Mentor roadshow

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WIBNI to Host Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2015

Women in Business NI and Young Enterprise are delighted to host Vital Voice's Global Mentoring Walk in NI this year.

Date: Friday 6th March 2015 | 4.00-5.30pm
Start: Cutter's Wharf, Belfast

Register online : http://www.yeni.co.uk/vvwalk/

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WIBNI Welcomes New Board Member

Women in Business NI is delighted to announce that Ronan Cregan, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance and Resources at Belfast City Council, has joined the Board of Women in Business NI.

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Mental Resilience for Leaders

"All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership" - John Kenneth Galbraith

McStravick Institute are running a workshop will give you new perspectives which you can use to give yourself an edge in the year ahead, in a business and personal context. Gain practical take-home insights that can easily be put into practice

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Love scones? Come Along to Belfast's First Scone-a-thon Charity Event!

The Stroke Association charity is embracing all things scone in a unique event at Belfast City Hall on Thursday 19 March 2015 from 10.30am to 2.30pm!

Hosted by popular local cook, Jenny Bristow, this savoury event promises an endless supply of fresh baked scones, live baking demonstrations, celebrity challenges and live music.

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Malmaison Belfast takes Top Award

On Sunday 25th January Malmaison held their annual 'People Awards' an event to recognize the individual and team achievements in 2014. The event was opened and closed by Executive Chairman Gary Davis.

Over 300 team members, representing each of the 13 hotels in the portfolio, attended the big top themed event in The Woodland Suite at The Belfry.

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Maitri Studio celebrates 1st birthday!

East Belfast's wellbeing centre at Maitri Studio has really found its feet in just a year. Women in Business NI member Claire Ferry established the centre in March 2014 as a calm space for people to enjoy yoga, pilates, meditation and other classes.

"When we first opened, only one studio room was ready for use. We've now expanded to three beautiful studios and a great diversity of classes and events" explains Claire.

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Whitespace Office Design Launches New Range

Fiona Murray Sales Director of Whitespace, the office design and fit-out company, is excited at the prospect of offering a new range of executive desks for the first time in colour!

The Sinetica Vogue desk range comes in a choice of 16 subtle lacquered colours, and in either a matt or gloss finish. These beautiful executive desks offer true director level luxury. The colours will make a bold statement for anyone brave enough to move away from traditional wood finish and veneered desks.

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Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2015

Over 250 guests recently attended the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2015 at Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey and were entertained by a fantastic selection of home grown cultural talent.

The Awards showcase examples of innovative creative collaborations between the business community and the arts sector, delivering a diverse range of tangible business benefits.

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Cut through the static and Get Your Brand in Motion with Future Films

Rich story and exciting video content is an essential part of the modern marketing toolbox.

Future Films specialise in video that brings businesses, their brand and their personality, to life. We create your script, shoot and edit the piece; managing your film from purchase to publish. We tell focused stories that get the crucial information across to your clients and your future customers

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Holiday Inn Presents The No.1 Adele Tribute Night NI

Join Holiday Inn Belfast and treat your Family, Friends and Colleagues. Whether it be a fun night out at the Adele Tribute Night or celebrating with your mum and whole family on Mothers Day with Michael BublƩ tribute act in our newly refurbished ballroom.

These will be show's not to be missed!!

Adele Tribute - 3 course meal and entertainment for only £19.95 per person
Mother's Day with Michael Buble - 4 course carvery and entertainment for only £28.50 per person

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Countdown to Balmoral Show 2015 Gets Underway

The countdown to Balmoral Show 2015 got underway on 12th February with the launch of Ulster Bank's seventh year as principal sponsor of the flagship agri-food event.

Show organiser the RUAS and Ulster Bank officially confirmed that the bank will be the main sponsor of this year's show, which takes place from 13th - 15th May 2015.

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Barrhead Travel N.I rebrands as 'Beyond Business Travel'

As one of Northern Ireland's leading Travel Management Company's Barrhead Travel N.I has undergone a total brand review following a period of growth for the business, and as of February 2015 will see the company implement a new visual identity which will create more jobs, to support its future plans, evolution and growth.

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Equality Commission Launches New Employer Training Programme

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland's training programme offers a range of equality training tailored for employers and service providers. The new training programme runs from April 2015 to June 2015.

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Celebrate International Women's Day with QUB School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

International Women's Day is celebrated annually on or around the 8th of March. Thousands of events are held all over the world to celebrate the achievements of women, to inspire women and to call for greater equality.

We have 3 great speakers coming to celebrate International Women's Day 2015 with us in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen's University Belfast.

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We wish to extend a warm welcome to recently joined members.

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