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 generally 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 Co-ordinator, Jill Lush, who will ensure that the discussion is kept on track, and that everyone that wishes to has a chance to speak.

Meetings in 2022 will take place virtually, via Zoom (except for March & December, which will take place in person, and October which is National Women's Enterprise Day, taking place in Kildare - a joint event with LEO Kildare).

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

10 meetings of NEW will take place in 2022.  (see Upcoming Events section for details)

To ensure that you will receive a notification in advance and Zoom ID and codes, email womeninbusiness@leo.wicklowcoco.ie 

You do not need to RSVP in advance, simply join the Zoom meeting on the night at 7.20pm 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:

Jill Lush
N.E.W. Network Co-ordinator
c/o Local Enterprise Office Wicklow
Wicklow  County Campus
Co. Wicklow.