…as women’s leadership conference opensAs the second annual Women’s Leadership Conference kicked off on Monday at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown, organiser of the event and Community Health Care Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Abbigale Loncke has said she believes more ought to be done for small businesses.Loncke shared her view on entrepreneurs seemingly being tossed aside, stating, “I think that we need to start a conversation on how we are goinCommunity Health Care CEO Abbigale Lonckeg to open avenues for women to get more access to capital that are readily available, because a lot of women have small businesses that they cannot go into the bank and say okay, I have a sweetie shop I need you to help me expand.”She believes the Government should do more for them to help jump start their businesses.In fact, she noted that the above scenario would evince laughter and that person’s request would be turned down. It was on this note that the CEO pointed to theneed for help to be given to women trying to make a livelihood.“The Government needs to come into play, but I also see it coming through partnerships and collaboration,” she added.The event this year is focused on leadership in business for women.Monday’s session was headlined with speakers such as Mings Products andPanelists, entrepreneurs and sponsors at the eventServices CEO Stanley Ming, Small Business Bureau CEO Shamane Headley and several others.Loncke gave a brief history of how the Conference came about.“The idea came about by us stepping into a different dimension in terms of us having oil or discovering oil and the rice in our economy. I realised that not a lot of women are a part of the conversation in business development in Guyana and so this conference this year was birthed through that,” she explained.Loncke sought to point out the importance of the Conference as it will address juggling business and motherhood, hence focusing on mental health and how the law would impact them.
DONEGAL is being lashed with more sleet and hail storms tonight – with damaging gales and winds of up to 135 km/hr due to hit the county later.That’s stronger than the winds which hit the county after ex-Hurricane Katia landed earlier this year.Met Eireann issued a strong gale weather warning, with “significant accumulations of snow” due at the weekend. “Wet and extremely windy weather will develop later in the night,” said the forecaster. “Strong to gale force southwest winds are expected, with gusts in excess of 90 to 110 km/h before dawn, strongest in the North and Northwest. Lowest temperatures early in the night at 1 to 5.”But it gets worse tomorrow with Met Eireann saying: “It will be extremely windy tomorrow Thursday with stormy conditions in the North. Gale force Westerly winds will gust 100 to 135 km/hr strongest along the North coast with the winds then moderating during the afternoon and evening. It will turn much colder later.”Earlier the BBC predicted that cold air tomorrow night would see a serious snowfall. Met Eireann says that more serious snow will arrive on Saturday night predicting “significant accumulations.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com IT’S ONE HAIL OF A NIGHT – FREEZING GALES BEFORE THE SNOW was last modified: December 7th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal weatherdonegaldailyex-hurricanehailhurricane katiasnow read more