We are seeking ambitious women entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level. Are you passionate, committed and determined to make it happen?
This fully funded All-Island growth programme offers 15 founders from Northern Ireland and 15 founders from the Republic of Ireland the chance to connect and learn how to take their ambitious business growth plans to the next level.
As the first women focused programme of its kind across on All-Island basis, the programme is funded by the InterTradeIreland Synergy fund and supported by the EY Entrepreneur of the Year programme. The programme will be delivered in collaboration by Women in Business and Network Ireland - as the two leading women’s networks on the island will bring women owned businesses together to connect, work, achieve and scale.
We are seeking driven and dedicated business leaders, including Owners, Founders and Directors who are eager to elevate their businesses. These individuals should possess a strong commitment to their vision and exhibit ambition and passion. Qualifying factors include:
*Additional eligibility criteria may be applied as needed, based on funder requirements or for selection purposes in the event of a high number of applicants.
Collaborative Growth: You'll collaborate with fellow participants to develop your own business while contributing to their growth. Plus, you'll become part of a supportive network of women entrepreneurs across the island.
Exclusive Learning: The programme features personalised, in-person masterclasses led by industry experts. It all starts with a two-day residential retreat at Killeavy Castle, providing you with the perfect environment to analyse, brainstorm, share, learn and foster your business growth.
Expert Guidance: You'll benefit from specialised facilitators, inspiring business role models and guest speakers in addition to mentorship from Alumni of EY Entrepreneur of the Year.
Roisin is a Business Mentor and Trainer with over 20 years experience in supporting entrepreneurship, with a particular interest in female enterprise and social economy. Before joining the Women in Business team, she has been self-employed for 14 years as Seed Mentoring, working as a consultant supporting startups, micro business and small business through training, mentoring and project management. Prior to this she worked in the enterprise agency network for North Down Development/ East Belfast Enterprise and was one of the primary founders and voluntary Directors of Women in Business, where she served for 7 years. She is also the Treasurer of Specialisterne NI since its foundation in 2015, a social enterprise supporting neuro-diversity and employability and a voluntary Coach of a local girls football team since 2019. She has a degree in Business Studies, an MBA, and an Advanced Diploma in Digital Marketing.
Emma is an award winning entrepreneur, Business Coach & Mentor with over 20 years experience in Corporate & SME Sales, Strategy, Customer Service, Marketing, Change Management, Leadership & Business Development, working with a range of cross functional teams and businesses across a number of industries. She currently owns & runs 2 businesses. In 2017 along with her husband Noel, Emma set up Balloon HQ, a leading event design agency which provides bespoke branded décor, gifting and event solutions for clients nationwide. Emma also set up The Power of U, Business Coaching & Mentoring in 2022 where she supports clients on their personal & professional journeys to ensure they reach their full potential. Emma was appointed National President for 2023 of Ireland’s leading female business network - Network Ireland which is celebrating 40 years.
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