Lucy will support ambitious women to ‘Exxcel' at CIT

March 16th, 2019 11:50 AM

By Southern Star Team

Exxcel manager: PR expert Lucy O'Donoghue

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Paul Healy, manager of the Rubicon Centre at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) has announced the appointment of Lucy O’Donoghue as manager of the Exxcel programme. 

Exxcel is a part-time programme aimed at busy female entrepreneurs who have a business idea with high growth and export potential, within the Stem sector (science, technology, engineering and maths).

 Part-funded by Enterprise Ireland and delivered over six months, Exxcel works around professional and busy life commitments, with participants undertaking modules on different topics over six Saturdays at the Rubicon Centre on CIT campus. Topics include business strategy and planning, finance and access to grants and loans for women, sales, branding, digital marketing and presentation skills.

Lucy said: ‘I’m keen to tap into our innovation culture and the quality of entrepreneurial ideas out there and looking forward to getting the 2019 programme up and running. It is the only one in Ireland dedicated to the Stem sector and this sets it apart from other programmes out there. I would be delighted to receive expressions of interest from females who are keen to start their entrepreneurship journey and take that first step with our support.’

 Recent graduates include athlete Derval O’Rourke of, an online programme that creates food and fitness plans for clients.

 Lucy combines this part-time role with running her public relations and events management business in Cork. 

Prior to setting up her own business, Lucy was membership and development manager at Cork Chamber.

To register interest visit contact [email protected]


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