Enterprising Women

Business Network for Female Business Owners


The Enterprising Women Network was set up by the Local Enterprise Office Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown (LEODLR) as a peer-to-peer business support network for female-run businesses.

The network is coordinated by business owner, Jill Lush, on behalf of LEO DLR. Jill is over 7 years in business herself so she has experienced first-hand many of the challenges that business owners face.

The Enterprising Women Network (EWN) is a safe place to network with fellow female entrepreneurs. Networking meetings tend to have a more informal tone, but still have structure. EWN is made up of a group of really supportive ladies. Early stage or pre-start businesses are made just as welcome as long established businesses. In fact, this dynamic in the network lends itself to great support for all involved. 

The network runs seven times a year with in-person meetings to network.

Our meetings feature

  • Expert speakers on practical topics of interest to local businesses
  • Exchange of ideas and sharing of experiences with other female business owners
  • Opportunities to build contacts and win business
  • Guests are welcome (no fee for first time visit)
  • Keep informed about LEO DLR supports available and those of other organisations

Meetings take place in various venues within the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown region during the year. Our summer and Christmas events tend to be more informal. All events are heavily subsidised by LEO DLR.

Members are sent reminders in advance of events via email. We promise not to bombard you with emails though!

During 2024 we plan to meet on these dates (subject to change):

1. January event complete

2. March event complete

3. April event complete

4. June event complete

5. September - Tuesday, 10th September from 7-9pm

6. October - Thursday 17th October, National Women's Enterprise Day in conjunction with LEO Fingal, South Dublin & Dublin City

7. December - Tuesday, 3rd December - a morning festive event

Our members can keep in contact between meetings via our WhatsaApp group (not mandatory to join the group!)

Membership for the rest of the year can be availed of here

Enterprising Women Network on Facebook

Enterprising Women Network on Instagram

We encourage members to keep connected between meetings. We love promoting your business on our Social Media pages, particularly via our Members Spotlights. You share the content with us (photos/videos and short text) and we tag you on the post.

Enterprising Women Network Enquiries:

Jill Lush

Network Co-ordinator

Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Email: Jill@LushMarketing.ie