INSPIRING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
why not join them?
Have you ever thought of developing an entrepreneurial idea for an exciting new business? Are you ambitious for that potential new business? Do you foresee it trading on global markets? If so, the latest initiative to complement the award winning Going for Growth suite of initiatives, is just right for you.
ABOUT INSPIRING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
What is the objective?
WHO ARE THE INSPIRING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS?
The Going for Growth Suite of Initiatives
Going for Growth is the brainchild of Paula Fitzsimons who put it forward in response to an initiative on women and entrepreneurship proposed by the NDP Gender Equality Unit in the then Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. ‘My mission in Going for Growth is to support women entrepreneurs to achieve their growth ambitions and to get more women entrepreneurs into a growth frame of mind’.
Since 2009 the merits and excellence of Going for Growth have been recognised repeatedly by the EU, OECD, and European Institute of Gender Equality. In 2015, Going for Growth was awarded the European Enterprise Promotion Award, Investing in Entrepreneurial Skills. In 2016, the initiative was included by the EU and OECD in a compendium of examples of innovative initiatives. The entrepreneurship tool for policy makers, released by the EU and OECD, includes Going for Growth as a case study.
Since its initial creation, Going for Growth has developed into a complementary suite of initiatives which focuses on supporting ambitious women entrepreneurs to achieve their growth aspirations throughout the various stages of their entrepreneurial journey. It also has developed into a virtuous circle whereby many of those who have benefited from the peer support willingly take the opportunity to give back. The one area that has not been covered up to this point is the earlier pre revenue stage.