Going for Growth, a support initiative designed specifically for female entrepreneurs, launched its latest cycle in January 2015 following a competitive process. The 60 successful participants were selected from hundreds of applicants and Cavan woman Vicky McDwyer, co-owner of Esker Lodge Nursing Home was among those selected.
With a combined annual turnover of over €40 million in 2014 and employing 750, this national network of enterprising women are aiming to significantly drive forward the growth of their businesses during the six-month programme.
The Going for Growth programme, which receives funding from Enterprise Ireland, KPMG and the Equality for Women Measure, is based on peer support, where ‘Lead Entrepreneurs’ including some of Ireland’s most successful business women, facilitate round table sessions with groups of ambitious female entrepreneurs who are serious about growing their businesses. The focus on growth is paramount in each group and a strong sense of collaboration and peer to peer support prevails.
Over 350 business women have already taken part in Going for Growth including Cavan businesswoman Anna Costello, MD of NewGenSkin.
Listen in to Vicky discussing Going For Growth will Dolores on Tuesday 31st March from 8pm to 9pm on Northern Sound