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The Annual Network Ireland, National Women in Business Awards are taking place today the 21st October 2011 in Dublin Castle. The theme for this year’s awards is 'Local Talent for Global Opportunities'. A member from each of the 10 Network Ireland branches have been nominated, the awards are presented to Women who have made an outstanding contribution to business in Ireland. The categories are: ‘2011 Network Ireland Business Woman of the Year’, ‘New Business of the Year’, 'Self Employed Person of the Year’ and ‘Employed Person of the Year’.
Click here to find out more information about the event and the nominees.
Best of luck to all the nominees and we will be filling you in on the results here on our blog early on next week.
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If you are thinking about starting up a new business, you may find the following information quite timely!
The Mentoring for Female Entrepreneurs programme is a new initiative developed conjointly by five of the Chambers of Commerce from around the country (Dublin, Galway, Sligo, Cork & Waterford). The programme offers expert 1-to-1 mentoring to female entrepreneurs for 12 months to help them keep their businesses going during their first years.
The overall objectives of the programme is to encourage female entrepreneurship, recognise and support the distinctive nature of women’s business start-ups and ensure that new women entrepreneurs can survive and even flourish during those first, formative years in business.
This isn’t the only big thing in women’s business and entrepreneurship, though. The Women in Business Networking Event, organised with the support of Bank of Ireland, is taking place in [...]
The sun was shining on Thursday when over 150 women gathered at the stunning Carton House to hear three inspirational women - Norah Casey, Joan Burton and Terry McDermot - speak at the Women in Business Enterprise Week event. Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection, was the first to speak and opened by saying that the women in the room were inspirational Mna na hEireann 2011. The numbers of women working and leading in business and politics have shown incremental growth in the last decade. Minister Burton was quick to point out that there are far more women in business than in politics in Ireland but that she was ‘working on it!’ Minister Burton commented that women have a tremendous capacity for working and supporting each other in business and that is why women’s only events are so important. She also spoke of the recently announced Jobs Initiative and the importance of encouraging internships in all areas of business. read more