Women’s Empowerment in Ireland – moving forward

Women’s Empowerment in Ireland – moving forward

When I think of Ireland, I am reminded among many things of the beautiful rolling green countryside, the renowned writers and musicians and the congenial pub vibe. Until the early 1990's and by Western European standards, Ireland was relatively poor, with high...

It’s all about the process

It’s all about the process

This month, Charlene updates us on how the Women Entrepreneurship Platform is raising the profile and issues of women farmers through virtual teamwork and collaboration. The process has been started via a webinar which culminated in a proposal for a cross-commission...

WBII’s new inside connection to the Dutch Women’s Council

WBII’s new inside connection to the Dutch Women’s Council

This month, Charlene introduces us to one of our newest members, Garcia Stans. Garcia is a financial business coach and also serves as the treasurer of the NVR (Dutch Women’s Council). She tells us why there is still a need for this organization that advocates for...

Do women entrepreneurs have a role to play in the Green Deal? 

Do women entrepreneurs have a role to play in the Green Deal? 

This month, Charlene highlights how the European Green Deal and the European Recovery Plan have great relevance for women entrepreneurs through showcasing a social enterprise business of one of our own members, Aleyda Santos. She argues that programmes to level the...

Financial support for the self-employed during extended lockdown

Financial support for the self-employed during extended lockdown

Follow-up on TOZO (Temporary bridging scheme for self-employed workers) Recently, WBII’s Advisory Board member Sinead Hewson brought an article to our attention that she received from ZZP Nederland, a Dutch association representing sole-traders. The article highlights...

Gender Equality within the EU Recovery Plan *

Gender Equality within the EU Recovery Plan *

This month, Charlene reviews the EU recovery plan through the lens of gender equality and shares how the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) is proposing to raise awareness of discrimination within the plan at the G20 in March. Although the recovery plan will...

Finding clarity and purpose for 2021 through lessons learnt last year

Finding clarity and purpose for 2021 through lessons learnt last year

New Year. New resolutions. A common occurrence for many of us. We, as business owners, do this, every year. And yet ….. 2021 is proving slightly different for Deborah, and perhaps for all of us. In this short article, read Deborah Valentine’s thoughts and reflections...

2021 Trends: What’s on the horizon for female entrepreneurs?

2021 Trends: What’s on the horizon for female entrepreneurs?

  Sinead HewsonDesign Thinking Facilitator Entrepreneurs must remain agile and adaptable “This year, entrepreneurs will need to continue to adapt to changing conditions. 2021 is the year to ideate, prototype, and test innovative ways of reaching customers to...