About the Network

N.E.W. - the Network of Entrepreneurial Women is a business support network for female entrepreneurs in County Wicklow.  Members can utilize the network to promote their business, create alliances with other members, learn new skills, and increase their business contacts.

Meetings don't involve guest speakers - rather the members themselves will have the floor open to them to raise and discuss relevant business issues.  These round-table discussions will be facilitated by our experienced Network Facilitator, Serena Bryans, who will ensure that the discussion is kept on track, and that everyone that wishes to has a chance to speak.

We see 2020 as being a great opportunity for women in business to get more involved in the Network, to shape it as they wish, to learn from each other and to network more effectively.

Mission of NEW

To encourage and enable women in County Wicklow to succeed in entrepreneurship and self-employment.

More specifically, the initiative aims to:

  • Create a Business Network whereby women in business have an opportunity to share experiences;
  • Provide practical meetings where members can bring forward business issues affecting them and have them discussed in real-time;
  • Create and foster an entrepreneurial culture amongst women in County Wicklow.

Who can attend?

The Network of Entrepreneurial Women was set up for (and is aimed at):

  • Female owner/managers of businesses based in County Wicklow, including sole-traders and part-time businesses
  • Businesses that are up and running (as opposed to pre start-up stage)

Attending Meetings

Approximately six meetings of NEW take place annually.  (see Upcoming Events section for details)

Those who are on our NEW Database will receive an email regarding upcoming meetings. 
To ensure that you are on this database, and will receive a notification, email womeninbusiness@leo.wicklowcoco.ie 

You do not need to RSVP in advance, simply arrive on the night at 7pm sharp, for a 7.30pm start.

How Much Does It Cost?

  • It is free of charge to attend NEW meetings.

If you need any further information, please contact:

Serena Bryans
N.E.W. Network Facilitator
c/o Local Enterprise Office Wicklow
Wicklow  County Campus
Co. Wicklow.