In May 2016 Georgina McKenna decided to see if the “Crazy” idea she had was anything more than just that…. For a few years she had wanted to find a way to connect with other women in her area – A way to say “Does anyone fancy a cuppa, a trip to the cinema, or to go for a walk on the beach.” After moving from Liverpool to Ireland in 2002 she had found herself isolated at different times along the years: When she first relocated, when she went on maternity leave and her friends where all at work, EVEN when she left her job to start her own business.
This “Crazy” Idea became Count Her In……
After a whirlwind 8 months Count Her In was going really well, with thousands of members across Ireland it seemed the “crazy” idea wasn’t that crazy after all.. But there was a problem, whilst creating a Network for women to avoid becoming Isolated and feeling alone Georgina had become isolated and realised that she didn’t want to continue on in the business if it meant being doing it alone.
Sharon was at home with her 2 young children (& 3rd on the way!) when she came across Count Her In – Like Georgina, Sharon had also felt isolated at times and decided to find out what Count Her In was all about…. When Sharon & Georgina met for the first time the conversation flowed they realised they had lots of friends in common, but had never met despite not living too far from each other. As the months went by Count Her In did exactly what it was created to do and Georgina and Sharon became great friends meeting for play dates with their children and coffee without them.
Sharon had become an Ambassador for the Louth Mammies group and when Georgina made the decision to bring on board a business partner there was one woman she wanted it to be!
So in April 2017 Sharon came on board and they are now running the business together whilst juggling the demands of their busy lives (& 6 children!)
In what can only be described as a ROLLER COASTER of highs and lows the one thing that remains unchanged is their friendship and determination to make a difference and ensure Count Her In becomes the NUMBER ONE social network for women!
In the words of Helen Keller “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”
To Be Continued…….