Events are taking place around the country, as part of Local Enterprise Week, focused on the role played by women in business.

The events are being timed to coincide with International Women’s Day which is happening tomorrow.

Topics being examined will include the issues that women have to deal with in business as well as helping those who would like to start a business.

In Limerick, an event will take place at Thomond Park, aimed at helping business women and female entrepreneurs to build resilience in their day to day work and to help them gain confidence.

Organised by Network Ireland and Local Enterprise Offices, it will involve journalist Deirdre O’Shaughnessy, performance psychologist Gerry Hussey and former Irish rugby international Fiona Steed. 

In the capital, there will be a networking event for business women which will include tips on how run a profitable business using just 20 hours a week.

That event is being run by the Local Enterprise Office Fingal and will feature Andrew Keogh, international speaking coach on the Art of Pitching, and Yasmin Vorajee, the number 1 best-selling author of Tiny Time, Big Results.

An event will also take place in Donegal probing "Human Leadership in the Digital Age", organised by Donegal Women in Business Network along with LEO Donegal.

A full list of events can be found on www.LocalEnterprise.ie/LocalEnterpriseWeek .