Women in Business, Northern Ireland’s largest and fastest growing business network for female entrepreneurs and business leaders, have announced the launch of an innovative Young Women’s Network, (YWN), in partnership with Ulster Bank.
Available to all young women age 18- 25, the initiative will provide an exclusive platform to come together to encourage, educate and evolve. With an annual membership fee of just £20, the professional tools and crucial networking opportunities the young women will receive will be key to achieving their personal development goals.
Speaking of this unique network, Head of Membership Clare Gallagher, Women in Business explained, “We are delighted to be launching our Young Women’s Network in partnership with Ulster Bank as we want to support young women to connect, grow their network, reach their full potential and to achieve all their ambitions. Young people (under 25 years of age) are critical to the future economic development of our economy. Empowering young people to establish and grow their careers or set up their own business is part of the solution.”
Joanne Wilson, Customer Experience Lead at Ulster Bank, highlighted the importance of supporting the Young Women’s Network, “At Ulster Bank we recognise the value in having access to strong mentorship and guidance throughout all stages of your career, however this can be especially important for graduates and new-recruits.
“Working with the Young Women’s Network allows our colleagues to pass on their expert skills and advice and pave the way for the next generation of female business leaders to thrive. Supporting female entrepreneurship is a key priority for our teams across the business and we have introduced a series of measures to support women and their businesses through our Entrepreneur Accelerator Programme and the Back Her Business initiative.”
Marguarita McNally, 23, Membership Executive at Women in Business and Francesca Morelli, 23, Co-Founder at VAVA Influence. will lead on this exciting initiative and look forward to welcoming all new YWN members. Francesca commented, “I am delighted to be invited as a representative of the New WIB Young Women’s Network. This is phenomenal support for young women and brilliant to have that experience, guidance and mentorship only an email intro away.”
Women in Business believe it is never too early for young women to begin making useful connections and understand the difficulties they may face when trying to do so. The YWN will offer much needed guidance and first-hand knowledge and experience that can only motivate and turn thought into action.
YWN members will be able to avail of all WIBNI membership and will gain additional benefits from exclusive events and programmes, from invaluable mentoring opportunities to a seat at the YWN committee table.
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