Support Programme For Women In Business Launches

An initiative to support aspiring female entrepreneurs has launched across Northern Ireland in collaboration with the 11 local councils.

Potential delegates can engage with one of three programmes as well as attending a variety of female networking events.

Imagine It

These one-day bootcamp sessions are targeted at females at the pre-start stage who have an idea, see an opportunity or want to explore career options.

Scheduled dates are as follows:

• Thursday 12 March, Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey

• Wednesday 13 May, Eighty 81, Ebrington Square, L'Derry

• Wednesday 3 June, Causeway Enterprise, Coleraine

• Tuesday 16 June, Newry Conference Centre

• Wednesday 16 September, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

• Tuesday 6 October, Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown

Explore It

An initiative which targets women who have not started trading. Explore it will support participants through three one-day workshops and three months buddy support from an experienced female entrepreneur.

Upcoming dates:

• Belfast - commences 24 March, Innovation Factory, Springfield Road, Belfast

• Antrim & Newtownabbey/ Mid & East Antrim - commences 6 May, Mallusk Enterprsie Park

• Lisburn & Castlereagh/ Ards & North Down - commences 27 May, Lisburn Enterprise Organisation

• Derry & Strabane/ Causeway Coast & Glens - commences 23 September, Invest NI, Strand Road, Derry~Londonderry

• Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon/ Newry, Mourne & Down - commences 22 September, Cido, Craigavon

Sell It

A two-day residential to inspire women already trading, to encourage growth, ambition, diversification and scalability of their business.

Upcoming dates:

• Monday 1 June, Corick House,Clogher

• Monday 2 November, Corick House,Clogher

Local female networks

The networking events will be delivered Northern Ireland wide and are aimed at all female entrepreneurs from those who haven't started trading, to those who want to grow their business.

Upcoming dates:

• Thursday 27 February, Belfast City Hall

• Tuesday 10 March,Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena

• Tuesday 31 March, Lisburn Civic Centre

• Thursday 2 April, Crawfordsburn Inn, Crawfordsburn

• Tuesday 9 June, The Palace, Armagh

• Tuesday 13 October, Kellyhelvin Hotel, Enniskillen

Find out more and register for the Yes You Can programme online.

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