Women Entrepreneurs Seminar
Friday 14 September
1.15 to 4.30
Galway Chamber has been running a European programme designed to Support Women Entrepreneurs in Business through our Enterprise Europe Network. The programme also provides a mentoring service to women entrepreneurs.
As part of this programme Galway Chamber, in association with the Business and Professional Women’s association (BPW) will host a ‘Supporting Women Entrepreneurs Business and Mentoring Seminar’ on Friday the 14th of September 2012 in the Salthill Hotel. Aimed at promoting women’s entrepreneurship in Ireland, the event will also create a momentum ahead of Ireland’s EU Presidency next year.
The event in the Salthill Hotel will comprise two elements:
Mentoring Clinic where one to one meetings will happen between female entrepreneurs (who have previously registered) and a panel of expert mentors
Free Seminar with speakers from Finland, Sweden, UK and the European Commission all of whom will address topics of interest to female entrepreneurs.
The event will begin with an address by Colette Twomey, Clonakilty Black Pudding - an award winning female entrepreneur who will share her experiences, challenges and give advice on setting up and growing a business.
Her key-note address will be followed by our European speakers who will address four topics of special interest to female entrepreneurs:
ACCESS TO FINANCE
This discussion will look at the different financial programmes that are ‘women-friendly’ in the EU.
LEADERSHIP AND TRAINING
The RIGHT education matters: despite the high levels of educational attainment of women in the EU, a World Bank Study identifies a lack of management training as a key barrier to women start-ups.
This discussion will explore networking as a facilitator to business development and why women don’t always apply their networking skills to their start-up business.
WOMEN ENTERPRISE DIFFERENTLY THAN MEN
Are there different answers to these questions for men versus women? Are women’s values an untapped pool for business set-up and growth?
Anna Danti, the policy officer from the European Commission’s DG Enterprise and Industry will attend on the day and is keen to hear the input from Irish women starting out in business. Participants on the day will also be able to network and seek advice from exhibiting local organizations that provide financial and business support to start-up entrepreneurs.
The event will begin at 1.15 pm and finish at 4.30 pm. While the Seminar is free to attend, booking is essential by contacting Bronagh on 091 563536 or email email@example.com
To view the event programme, click here