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 All Start-Up Female Entrepreneurs!

Are you ready to develop and drive your business forward?

The WREN programme offers a series of FREE workshops, mentoring and networking opportunities to female entrepreneurs.

This programme will help female entrepreneurs to acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence to assess the viability of their start-up businesses and 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?

The business training modules, outlined below, will be delivered through a series of workshops delivered online as part of the WREN Programme:

  • 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. 


The WREN programme is starting online from October 2020 and is running until February 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 apply by clicking on the link below:

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*Eligibility criteria apply.