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Supporting Female Entrepreneurship

WREN – Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network


On-line Business Programme

WREN is a training and mentoring programme for women who wish to become self-employed or who are already in the early stages of business development.  SECAD is currently recruiting female entrepreneurs in the Munster area to take part in the on-line training programme .


Programme Modules 

The programme includes:

– Personal Development
– Practical Business Skills Training
– One to One Mentoring with a subject matter expert
– Female “role model” sharing of experience & support
– Facilitated Networking sessions
– On-line learning supports
– Many other supports

The Personal Development module starts in November and will be provided by SECAD.

SECAD is working in partnership with Ballyhoura Development in Limerick on the delivery of this project.


Applications are Open!


 – The next WREN Programme will start on Thursday, 19th November.
– Each session will run for 3 hours on Thursday mornings from 10.00 – 13.00.
– The Business Training module will start in January 2021 .
– WREN will run weekly on-line from November 2020 – March 2021.


How to Apply

To participate in the 2020-21 WREN programme fill in the application form which you will find by clicking on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WZ6DJ55

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, contact Frances Doyle, fdoyle@secad.ie or 021 461 3432.



The WREN project is co-funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020 to promote entrepreneurial skills and business start-up amongst women in the region.




Before I did the course I was at a standstill  with my business idea. The expertise provided on the course enabled me to focus on my business plan, and helped put everything in place to get it off the ground and on a good footing”
Dorothy O' Tuama

Founder, Lee Valley Taste Trails