The Women's Rural Entrepreneurship Network is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2019 - 2022.


Calling Female Entrepreneurs in the early stages of setting up your business or those just a little more advanced.

Need help developing and driving your business forward?

Them the WREN programme may suit you – it offers a series of FREE workshops, mentoring and networking opportunities to female entrepreneurs.

It will help female entrepreneurs to acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence to develop these early-stage businesses by completing their strategic and business planning process while broadening and developing their knowledge and skills in key areas.


What's involved?

Business training modules, along with one to one personal supports, will be delivered through a series of workshops delivered online as part of the WREN Programme:

Business Modules:

  • Business Strategy and Planning - Creating a business Vision.
  • Market Research - Validating your business idea to make sure it will produce the best success rates for your business.
  • Finance for Business/Taxation - Prepare financial plans and put financial systems in place providing clarity on pricing/margin.
  • Sales and Marketing - Be able to expertly present your business effectively for sales presentations, demonstrations, competitions (e.g. Business Awards, Network) and financing presentations as well as delivering a completed business plan.

Business mentoring and mentoring on the technical aspects of the above workshops will also be available to those who take part in all workshops in the series. 


If Interested?

The WREN programme is starting online in March 2021 and will run until June 2021.

If you would like to find out more about how WREN could work for you, please contact Carrie O’Donoghue at [email protected] or register your interest by clicking on the link below:

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Read here about some of the amazing female entrepreneurs and their budding businesses:

WREN Programme Case Studies