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I was happily working my way up the corporate career ladder when I had the rug pulled clean from under my feet and was made redundant! After dedicating my life to my "job" I realized I was a mere number in the grand scheme of things and so decided if I was going to continue working hard and dedicating my life to something new I wanted it to be something that was mine. And so my business was launched in May of 2016. Count Her In is an online and offline social community for women based in Ireland – since we launched in in May of 2016 we have attracted almost 10,000 members and have huge growth and expansion plans for 2017 including launching our first groups in the US, Canada and Australia and increasing our presence in Ireland and the UK.
Our mission is to encourage women to make time to live and make the most from life by trying more, doing more, celebrating more and being more. Through our online groups women can meet new friends in their area, chat, and provide support to each other, and attend or organise meet-ups and events.
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One of the proudest moments so far was being nominated and named as a finalist less than 5 months after we launched in my local business awards - the category we were nominated in was "Empowering women in business and the local community" which is exactly what we are trying to do and it gave us such a boost that we are already being recognized for what we are trying to achieve and it seems we are on the right track in what we are doing.