About the Female Entrepreneurs Mentoring Programme
The Mentoring for Female Entrepreneurs programme is a new initiative developed by 5 Chambers of Commerce in Ireland. The programme itself offers expert mentoring to women entrepreneurs, to help them keep their new businesses going during their first, very challenging years.
Each entrepreneur will be matched with a suitable Mentor for a 12 month period for the purpose of receiving guidance and mentoring support for their business. A clear outline of the goals and objectives will be agreed between both parties to ensure that the best results can be achieved.
In addition to the one-to-one mentoring, a series of Mentoring Clinics will take place throughout Ireland which affords all entrepreneurs the opportunity to have consultations with individual mentors on specific aspects of their business.
The programme is part of the wider European Network of Mentors for Women Entrepreneurs. The aim of this network is to boost female entrepreneurship, recognise and support the distinctive nature of women’s business start-ups and ensure that newly-established women entrepreneurs can sustain their activity throughout their first years in business.
The programme in Ireland is being co-ordinated by Galway Chamber of Commerce with partners organisations including Dublin Chamber, Cork Chamber, Waterford Chamber and Sligo Chamber.