“Supporting ambitious business women to start new businesses is a key priority for Enterprise Ireland and in 2017 more than one in three Enterprise Ireland backed start-ups were led by women, an increase from one in ten just five years ago. Having impacted successfully on the number of start-up businesses led by female founders, a key focus for Enterprise Ireland is to increase the number of companies that achieve scale.
The Going for Growth programme provides unique supports to ambitious business women in the achievement of their growth ambitions through learning, collaboration and most importantly, through role models and mentoring. We will continue to partner with Going for Growth, to grow the cohort of businesses of scale led by ambitious business women, expanding their reach in global markets, and creating and sustaining jobs at home.”
-Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland
Enterprise Ireland is the Irish Government agency that works with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. Enterprise Ireland partners with entrepreneurs, Irish businesses, and the research and investment communities to develop Ireland’s international trade, innovation, leadership and competitiveness. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth and regional development, and help create and sustain employment in Ireland.To learn more about Enterprise Ireland, please visit their website www.enterprise-ireland.com
“Entrepreneurs are critical to the future success of the Irish economy. As advisors to a wide range of family and privately owned businesses, we applaud the proven record of Going for Growth in helping women in business realise their full potential.
At KPMG we work with many businesses in overcoming challenges and creating opportunities and we’re delighted to continue our support for this exceptional programme. In doing so, we recognise the key role of Enterprise Ireland, all of the Lead Entrepreneurs and the contribution of so many hugely committed individuals. I have no doubt that the eleventh cycle will prove highly valuable to all of the participants.”
-Olivia Lynch, KPMG
KPMG is Ireland’s leading professional services firm with over 2,500 professionals based in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway. KPMG provides a broad range of audit, tax and advisory services to clients ranging from dynamic privately owned businesses to individuals, partnerships and publicly quoted companies. KPMG works with entrepreneurs and start-ups to support the early achievement of business objectives and has a reputation for continuing these strong relationships as organisations evolve and grow. KPMG’s reputation for excellence is based on a passion for business and an unrivalled understanding of key industry issues in all sectors of the economy. www.kpmg.ie