As a business owner, we have many programmes and events to help support you in your endeavours to grow and manage your business. We also have lots of opportunities for you to promote your business and to network and make new connections. We have a new 3-year Female Enterprise Programme, 'Yes You Can', which is a collaboration between the 11 Local Councils, Invest NI and Women in Business. This is currently delivered across Northern Ireland by Women in Business.
We have a number of programmes that we offer in total that cover a whole range of areas. Click above to view our programmes that can help you with your personal development, and taking your business to the next step.
We host monthly networking events which are free to members and have a plethora of workshops and masterclasses to help with all aspects of your business e.g. Social media, digital marketing, presenting the perfect pitch etc. The events are a great opportunity to raise awareness and showcase your services or products. Please click on the link above to see all our up-coming events.
Annual & Ongoing Events
Come along and join us at the Entrepreneurial Conference and meet lots of people who were once in your shoes and lots of people who still are. Hear from those that have made a great leap, have lots of amazing learning and are still on the journey. Be inspired!
Women in Technology Conference
This empowering one-day event will gather both female and male role models who innovate, challenge and embrace technology. If you are looking to advance your career and be inspired, the line-up of conference speakers and panellists will captivate attendees, providing the skills and motivation needed to succeed.
Spotlight on Success Conference
Taking place in June and December every year, join us for a unique half day conference featuring leaders from the corporate and entrepreneurial world that have climbed to the top of the organisational ladder or founded, grown and lead their own business. This is a fantastic networking opportunity that ensure you leave feeling inspired and motivated to pursue your personal and career goals.
Women in Business Awards
It's a great spectacle to celebrate, reward and acknowledge the hard work and achievements of some of the most successful, entrepreneurial and inspiring business women throughout Northern Ireland. The annual Awards allow all sectors and industries to come together for an evening of celebration to recognise the best of home grown talent and the valuable contribution that women make to the economic life of Northern Ireland.
All these events are to provide you with an opportunity to grow your network, to upskill, learn new things and to be inspired. We have only the best speakers at these events, and your take home nuggets will be gold.
Get out there and spread the word about your product or service; make connections; see who you can help and who can help you. There is a wealth of knowledge in this network and plenty of support and encouragement. We have at least one free networking event every month and lots of other opportunities beside. There is also a dedicated Facebook closed group, soley for business owner members to enable ongoing support.
Promoting you and your company
We have lots of ways to promote you and your new business. As a new member, you are invited to write a profile piece to introduce yourself to the membership on our Member’s Monday. We have our monthly ezine where you can submit news for free and Women in Business has a Tuesday Guest blog and a bi-annual magazine which you can contribute to too.
This is a great opportunity for you to introduce yourself to the network by sending us your profile (300 words + profile pic) for us to post out on social media to our 30+K followers across Facebook, Instagram, Linked In and Twitter. This is a free opportunity to members.
Sign up for Member’s Monday (Exclusive to members)
There is also a chance to write a blog on our guest blog site. Blogs are 600+ words. Set yourself up as an expert, give the network a slice of your knowledge, let them know who to come to for advice or for that product they didn’t even know they needed. It is not a sales pitch but you can absolutely include a few lines at the end to demonstrate where they should go for advice/solution etc etc. Don’t forget to send is your links so we can connect up with you when we post so all your contacts can see. We have our blogs programmed in advance but please go ahead and contact firstname.lastname@example.org (Exclusive to members)
When you have news to shout about – new product launch, new premises etc send this information to us and we’ll put it on our members’ news section of the ezine to 8K people. This is a free opportunity to members. To contribute to the Ezine click here.
How about posting your news onto our website? Here we tell you our exciting news and we spread your exciting news! This is a free opportunity to members, sign up for membership and send your information to email@example.com
Engage on Social Media
See what other people are posting, find like-minded individuals, seek out members who are going through the same thing, ask them for a cup of coffee. Two heads are better than one!
Membership is only £45 per year via Direct Debit.
There are so many opportunities, so many ways to get involved, to grow and give back.