Women entrepreneurs in County Mayo, Ireland (where my ancestors on my Dad’s side of the family are from!) are being called on to apply for a free programme which pairs them with some of Ireland’s leading businesswomen as mentors. The program is called Going for Growth and has been effective with more than 300 businesswomen since it was established in 2008.
According to the latest figures from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Irish women are two-and-a-half times less likely to start a business than their male counterparts.
Read the entire article: Women should play a bigger role in business and job creation
Pay a visit to Going For Growth. If you are a female owner-manager of a business, have been trading for two years or more, and are serious about developing your company, apply for Going for Growth 2014. It starts in February. Deadline to apply is January 24, 2014.
Photo courtesy John Menard
Posted by Laurel Delaney