Digital Business Ireland announces launch of female mentoring initiative


Digital Business Ireland announces launch of female mentoring initiative

Former Minister of Employment, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor will support, advise and support a female start-up.

Digital Business Ireland, the country’s leading online, e-commerce and digital advocacy organization, today announced the launch of a new mentoring initiative, aimed at supporting women working in a new digital start-up.

Launched today, the initiative invites applications from women across Ireland, who have created a digital, e-commerce or tech start-up in the past two years.

Following a judging process, the selected candidate will be awarded six one-on-one mentoring sessions, facilitated by the former Minister of Employment, Enterprise and Innovation, and Mary Mitchell O’Connor. , business coach and qualified mentor.

Interested candidates can apply online through the Digital Business Ireland website.

The opening date for applications is Tuesday 22sd June and registrations will be accepted until Friday 19e July.

Since its inception in 2019, Digital Business Ireland has strived to provide learning and networking opportunities for women working in the digital, online and e-commerce industries.

The representative body also works in collaboration with its members, to offer support and advocacy to women in business through its Women in Digital Committee.

Digital Business Ireland General Secretary Lorraine Higgins said:

The launch of the female mentoring initiative further demonstrates Digital Business Ireland’s continued commitment to supporting women in business.

Women face a number of challenges when launching a start-up.

Meaningful support and mentorship is a crucial part of overcoming these obstacles, and there is no one more apt than Mary Mitchell O’Connor, to provide guidance and support in this area given her experience as the head. of policy development in this area in Ireland Government.

Optimizing the skills, talents and capacities of women entrepreneurs is an important step in increasing the participation of women in business, and Digital Business Ireland is proud to play its role in this regard.

Former Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said:

“I am delighted to support the launch of Digital Business Ireland’s Female Mentorship Initiative, a program that aims to empower and support women working in a start-up business.

The key to increasing the participation of women in entrepreneurship, especially in innovative industries, is to provide women with the confidence and confidence to succeed in their career goals.

Through one-on-one mentoring, we can empower, educate and inspire women with the basic attitudes and skills needed to excel, both professionally and personally.

As a long-time advocate for women’s empowerment, I am pleased to be able to offer my coaching and mentoring services and support this initiative.

The Chair of the Digital Women Committee, Leila Shaddadi said:

“Since our founding, Digital Business Ireland has sought to provide women working in digital, e-commerce and technology industries with the opportunities, support and knowledge to help them succeed.

Mentoring is a valuable lever that women can activate for each other, especially in the start-up sector, and the launch of our female mentoring initiative is a natural extension of our work last year. .

Digital Business Ireland is honored to be able to provide the opportunity to be guided by such an experienced leader.

Mary’s 16 years as a public representative, combined with a life of advocating for increased participation of women in various sectors, make her the ideal mentor, and she will undoubtedly provide invaluable support and advice to the public. selected candidate.

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